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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 is a senior research scientist of Research Institute for Development (IRD), French Institute. A native of France, he has experienced field and laboratory studies in South America at CIAT (Colombia) and Africa at icipe (Kenya). In 2011, he was awarded a HDR, a French ability diploma to manage research studies in biological sciences from Paris XI University (Orsay, France).

He has published more than 70 scientific articles in entomology, five books, 13 book chapters and more than 500 citations in scientific journals, having an h-index = 15 (May 2017 - Web of Science).

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 prize of “ Francisco Luis Gallego ” award 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 one of his students received the third prize of the best scientific papers published by icipe students awarded by the governing council of icipe.

He is Editor in Chief of « International Journal of Insect Science » and Associate Editor of « Annales de la Société Entomologique de France » and « International Journal of Tropical Insects Science ».


  • –present
    Senior research scientist, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)