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Laboratoire de Zoologie

Laboratory of Zoology

The laboratory of Zoology is specialized in the study of wild bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) and especially bumblebees.

The team is particularly multidisciplinary. Our main researches focus on topics such as biogeography , integrative taxonomy , phylogeny, phylogeopraphy, chemical ecology , immunology , plant-bees interactions or wild bees conservation .

To know more about our research, visit the team page on Researchgate

We welcome students for internships (Bachelor, Masters...) and to candidate for Phd grants. If you are interested in joining the team please contact Pierre Rasmont or Denis Michez .

You can contact us by:

E-mail: -
Phone: +32 (0)65/37 34 37 et +32 (0)65/37 34 04
Mail: Université de Mons, Pentagone 3D08, 6, avenue du Champ de Mars, 7000 Mons, Belgique
Access: campus of the “Plaine de Nimy” in the “Pentagone” building, 2nd floor, wing C.



Bumblebees are the models on which most research in the laboratory focuses.

We study bumblebees communities in Belgium, France, but also all around the world.

Wild bees conservation is an important societal issue and a thematic that the laboratory currently develops.