The Acari, including both mites and ticks, are a diverse group of organisms with a worldwide distribution, frequently occupying extreme habitats and performing essential ecological functions. However, due to their size, they are difficult to identify and study. They have their own particularities that require specific techniques and approaches.
Training and education in Acarology is becoming more and more rare. There are few existing specific educational programmes in Europe, even though the need for expertise on mites and ticks has increased. Indeed, these species are being increasingly studied with respect to their roles as biological control agents, ecosystem engineers, parasites of species of conservation concern and disease vectors.
Contenu et programme
Langues d'enseignement : en anglais
Training in English.
The objective of this 5 day course is to focus on practical and analytical molecular approaches for studying mites and ticks, from taxonomic to population genetic levels. It specifically aims to show how molecular approaches can be used to characterise these communities and how this knowledge can then be used for applied aspects, such as the implementation of biological control measures.
The number of participants is limited
Deadline for registration: 30/05/2019
The registration form should be signed and returned to:
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala
Lunches included in the registration fees.
Lunches included in the registration fee Accommodation at Montpellier SupAgro student residence: €200/week