Paul-andré Calatayud

Dr Paul-andré Calatayud

Dr Paul-andré Calatayud is Researcher in entomology with extensive experience in plant-insect-parasitoid interactions (maize-Lepidoptera stem borers-parasitoids interactions); insect behaviour and insect/plant chemistry (chemoecology). He obtained his PhD on plant-insect interactions in 1993 and in 1994 he received the Plant Protection and Environment Organization award, awarded by the French Government for his PhD work. Since then, he has been a research scientist at the Research Institute for Development (IRD), French Institute.

A native of France, Dr Calatayud has conducted field and laboratory studies in South America at CIAT (Colombia) and Africa at icipe (Kenya). In 2011, he was awarded a HDR, a French a diploma to manage research studies in biological sciences, from Paris XI University (Orsay, France).

He has published more than 90 scientific articles in entomology, five books, 15 book chapters and more than 2200 citations in scientific journals, and has an h-index = 24 (July 2020 – Scholar Google).

Dr Calatayud has supervised and mentored BSc, MSc, and PhD students. Colombian citizens were among his outstanding students at CIAT, and in 1999, he received the first Francisco Luis Gallego prize awarded by the Entomological Society of Entomology (SOCOLEN) for outstanding entomological research in support of student thesis. Kenyan citizens were also among his outstanding students at icipe, and in 2008 the icipe Governing Council awarded one of his students the third best prize among the scientific papers published by the Centre's students.

In 2014, he received the Ferchault de Réaumur prize from the French Entomological Society for the book edition of Insects-Plantes Interactions. In 2019, he received the award of excellence for Outstanding Partner of the year from icipe.

Dr Calatayud is Associate Editor of Annales de la Société Entomologique de France and International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. He is also a member of the editorial board of Agronomy.

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