Joost van Itterbeeck

PhD student, Wageningen University

Joost is a PhD student with WU Plant Sciences. His current research concerns the resilience of a colony of Asian weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) to harvesting its larvae and pupae for human food in the Lao PDR. The focus is on biological aspects.


  • –present
    PhD student, Wageningen University


  • 2012
    Environmental manipulation for edible insect procurement: a historical perspective., Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine