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Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI)
CNRS UMR 7261
Faculty of Science and Technology
Avenue Monge, Parc Grandmont
37200 TOURS (France)
Our institute is devoted to the analysis of adaptive and evolutionary processes across organization levels, from genome to communities. The research work is based on the methods and concepts of ecology, integrative physiology, behavioural sciences and genetics, in all cases within an evolutionary frame. Different teams having in common their interest on insects as biological models, develop multidisciplinary research joining complementary competences and supported by an important network of national and international collaborations.
The workforces of our institute are organised in three research teams interested, respectively, IMIP biodiversity and Functioning of Microorganisms / Insects / Plants Interactions, ESORE SOcial Evolution and Responses to the Environment, INOV INteractions Organisms-enVironments.