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Ms. Wenchao Zhu
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MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China


Prof. Dr. Brian T. Forschler
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-2603, USA
Interests: termite behavior; field efficacy of termite baits; new chemistries for novel termite control tactics; determination of subterranean termite social structure using agonism, morphological characters, cuticular hydrocarbon analysis and genetic markers
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Editorial Board

Dr. Spencer T. Behmer
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475, USA
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Interests: insect nutritional physiology; foraging behavior; physiological ecology; plant-insect interactions
Prof. Dr. Julio S. Bernal
Department of Entomology (MS 2475), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475, USA
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Interests: biological control; parasitoid ecology and behavior; insect-plant interactions; GMO crops; agriculture and pest management in developing countries
Prof. Dr. Drion G. Boucias
Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Building 970, Natural Area Dr. (Steinmetz Hall), Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: insect pathology; insect disease interactions; microbial metabolites; epizootiology; microbial control; structure-function relationships; symbiont/pathogen interactions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Insect Pathology
Prof. Dr. Michael D. Breed
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0334, USA
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Interests: behavior and ecology of social insects; social communication; division of labor; orientation; honeybees; ants; paraponera; ponerine ants
Dr. Wolfgang Büchs
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Bundesallee 50, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: insects of agro-ecosystems: biodiversity, biotic indicators, nutritional ecology, pests, predators, soil insects, multitrophic-interactions, effects of GMO´s and/or pesticides on non-targets
Prof. Dr. Béla Darvas
Central Environmental and Food Science Research Institute, H-1022 Budapest, Herman O. u. 15., Hungary
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Interests: applied dipterology; insect endocrinology; ecdysteroids; juvenile hormones; pest control; effects of bioactive compounds; secondary effects of insecticides; ecotoxicology; genotoxicities of insecticides; environmental hormonal disruptors; insecticide resistance; secondary effects of genetically modified plants; Bt-plants; mode of action of Cry-toxins
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Special Issue: Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Insects
Prof. Dr. Ke Dong
Department of Entomology, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, 243 Natural Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Interests: insect toxicology and neurobiology; insect ion channels and receptors; mode of action of insecticides; mechanisms of insecticide resistance
Dr. Edward B. Dubrovsky
Department of Biological Sciences, Rose Hill Campus Bronx, Larkin Hall 160, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
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Interests: insect endocrinology; hormonal control of insect development; ecdysone and juvenile hormone action; nuclear receptors and gene expression; Drosophila genetics; RNA interference
Prof. Dr. Carlo Duso
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and the Environment, University of Padua, Agripolis, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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Interests: Biological and integrated pest management, Side effects of pesticides, Functional biodiversity
Dr. Ryan C. Garrick
Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Interests: insect evolution; molecular ecology; biogeography; population genetics; conservation biology
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Special Issue: Phylogeographic Syntheses
Prof. Dr. Angel Guerrero
Chemical Ecology Unit, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC, CSIC, Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034-Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: insect pheromones; attractants and inhibitors; identification and synthesis of bioactive compounds; analytical and electrophysiological techniques; behavioural assays; pest control
Prof. Dr. Darryl T. Gwynne
Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
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Interests: sexual selection; communication; mating systems; ensiferan orthoptera; empididae
Prof. Dr. Fangneng Huang
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Agricultural Center, 404 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001, USA
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Interests: biology and management of field crop insect pests; transgenic Bt crops; insecticide resistance and management
Dr. Michael Kristensen
Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology, Aarhus University,Forsøgsvej 1,4200 Slagelse, Denmark
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Interests: insecticide resistance; gene expression; molecular ecology; genomics; pest management
Prof. Dr. Linda J. Mason
Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, 901 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158, USA
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Interests: insect behavior; food pest management; alternative chemistries for post-harvest insect control; modified atmospheres, including ozone; urban entomology; vertebrate pest management
Prof. Dr. Mamiko Ozaki
Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Interests: chemosensory physiology; feeding behavior; social behavior; chemical ecology; neuroethology
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Palmeri
Department of AGRARIA, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria 89123, Italy
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Interests: Stored product pests; honey bee pests; novel pesticides; IPM
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Special Issue: Alternatives to Chemical Control of Stored-Product Insects
Prof. Dr. Thomas W. Phillips
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: stored-product insects; post-harvest insects; stored grain; fumigation; fumigation alternatives; pheromones; mating disruption
Dr. Alberto Pozzebon
Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment, University of Padova, Agripolis - viale Dell' Università, 16 - 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
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Interests: Integrated pest management and biocontrol tactics; Ecotoxicology in agro-ecosystems; Ecology and conservation of biocontrol agents in perennial cropping systems
Dr. Olivia L. Reynolds
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (an alliance between the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Charles Sturt University), Woodbridge Road, Menangle NSW 2568, Australia
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Interests: silicon & insect-plant interactions; fruit fly pest management & trapping; sterile insect technique; biological control; insect behaviour
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Augmentative Biological Control Using Parasitoids for Fruit Fly Management
Prof. Dr. Joachim Ruther
Institute for Zoology, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstraße 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
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Interests: chemical ecology of insects; semiochemicals; pheromones; sexual communication; insect behavior; parasitic wasps; pheromone evolution; insect-plant interactions
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Special Issue: Pheromones and Insect Behaviour
Prof. Dr. Maxwell J. Scott
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University,Campus Box 7613, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7613, USA
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Interests: genetic pest management; insect transgenesis; sex determination; X chromosome dosage compensation
Prof. Dr. Diana Six
Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry&Conservation, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
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Interests: insect-microbe symbioses; mutualism; effects of climate change on symbioses/mutualism; bark beetles; ambrosia beetles; climate change roles on forest die-offs
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Special Issue: Symbiosis: A Source of Evolutionary Innovation in Insects
Prof. Dr. Charles Michael Smith
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: plant resistance to arthropods; plant R gene mapping; arthropod virulence/avirulence genes; plant defense responses
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz
BEEgroup, Biozentrum, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany
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Interests: Biology of honeybees
Dr. Robert Kenneth Vander Meer
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
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Interests: Social insects; chemical ecology; invasive pest ants; semiochemicals; social behavior; analytical chemistry
Prof. Dr. Felix Wäckers
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
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Interests: insect sensory physiology; insect nutritional physiology; nectar/pollen/honeydew feeding; biological pest control; plant-insect interactions
Dr. Changlu Wang
Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
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Interests: insecticide resistance; insect behavior; insect ecology; pest management; urban insects
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Insecticide Resistance
Prof. Dr. Eske Willerslev
Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350, Denmark
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Interests: ancient DNA; insect evolution; molecular ecology; population genetics

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