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Joost van Itterbeeck

Researcher, Department of Plant Medicals, Andong National University, Andong, Korea

Secondary affiliation: Researcher, Centre for Asian Area Studies, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Joost did his PhD on 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