Jean-Christophe Sandoz’s team (Evolbee) work was published in Current Biology. A new social learning was demonstrated in honey bees. A mere social contact without food exchange allows worker bees to describe other worker bees the source of food. This article was distinguished for a dispatch in Current Biology and a breve de l’INEE.
To read the article: Social Contact Acts as Appetitive Reinforcement and Supports Associative Learning in Honeybees. Cholé H, Carcaud J, Mazeau H, Famié S, Arnold G, Sandoz JC. Curr Biol. 2019 Apr 8. pii: S0960-9822(19)30323-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.03.025. PMID: 30982650
P. Le Gall, L. Garnery et P.-A. Calatayud wrote an article about the insect decline in the United Nations journal, UN-Environment. The little things that run the world are disappearing and very few seem to care.
Bruno Le Ru (DEEIT) and colleagues published a work on Neogene grasslands. They tested the hypothesis that Neogene grasslands acted as a major adaptive zone for herbivore lineages. They used Sesamiina moths. The work is accepted in Nature Communications.