Associate Professor Thomas Chouvenc

Assoc Prof Thomas Chouvenc

Associate Professor Thomas Chouvenc is one of the few dedicated termite researchers globally, with over 100 scientific papers published on various aspects of termite behaviour and biology.

Currently, Dr Chouvenc is an Associate Professor of Urban Entomology at the University of Florida. In addition to his active termite research program, Dr Chouvenc runs a number of education programs and training events focused on termites and termite management.

Dr Thomas Chouvenc is an Associate Professional of Urban Entomology at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida.

Dr Chouvenc has been a termite researcher for nearly 20 years, since he moved to the USA for his PhD studies.

In addition to his active termite research program, Dr Chouvenc is a leading termite educator, running a number of kit termite courses and training events:

School of Structural Fumigation

Termite Course for Professionals

International Termite Course

Dr Chouvenc research focuses on subterranean termite biology, with a particular interest in the field of evolution of insect societies, termite ecology and termite control. Dr. Chouvenc’s research primarily addresses the biology of two economically important termite pest species, the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) and the Asian subterranean termite (Coptotermes gestroi). Both species are invasive to Florida and have a major economic and ecological impact.

Using Coptotermes as a termite model system, Dr. Chouvenc’s research on behavior, symbiosis, physiology, colony demography and control of termites provides an updated perspective on the complexity of insect societies, which further improves our understanding of these remarkable organisms.

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida – Urban Entomology.

Masters of Science, University of Paris XIII (France) – Animal Behaviour and Evolution.

Bachelor of Science (Animal Physiology), University of Burgandy (France).

Dr Chouvenc has published over 100 scientific papers on termite research.

Two of his must read articles from Termite Professional magazine are on subjects essential to all termite professionals:

Termite Colony Life-Cycle

Coptotermes and Bait Formulations