Laboratory of Control and Ecology of Pest Ants

Director: Patricia Folgarait

  • Biological control of pest ants using specific parasitoids.
  • Biological control of pest ants using  specific fungi parasites of other fungi and entomopathogenic fungi.
  • Assessment in alternative control of ants (non-chemical) in particular agricultural, forestry or livestock situations.
  • Taxonomic identification of ants.
  • Study  of specific cases of ants, by request.
  • Identification of the role and/or ecosystem service by the ant.
  • Research of pest ant species in interaction with other animals, plants and microorganisms, both in natural and modified situations, with different stories of land use.