Research interests

  • Chemical ecology of arthropods.
  • Ecology of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus L. and its role as a vector of human diseases.
  • Interactions between ticks, environment and hosts.
  • Host-parasite interactions: changes in physiology and manipulation of tick behavior by associated pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Strategies to reduce the risks of tick-borne diseases transmission.
  • Beekeeping for rural development.
  • Honeybee Apis mellifera L. parasites and pathogens.
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