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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

Editorial Board

Dr. Spencer T. Behmer

Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475, USA
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
Interests: biological control; parasitoid ecology and behavior; insect-plant interactions; GMO crops; agriculture and pest management in developing countries
Prof. Dr. Jörg Bohlmann

Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, 321 - 2185 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: secondary metabolism; plant defense against insects and insect-associated pathogens; forestry and grapevine genomics; research on the molecular genetic, biochemical, and chemical characterization of terpenoid defenses in conifers and poplars against insect pests and pathogens; terpenoid synthases and cytochrome P450 enzymes
Prof. Dr. Drion G. Boucias

Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Building 970, Natural Area Dr. (Steinmetz Hall), Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: insect pathology; insect disease interactions; microbial metabolites; epizootiology; microbial control; structure-function relationships; symbiont/pathogen interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Insect Pathology
Prof. Dr. Michael D. Breed

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0334, USA
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
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
Contribution: 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
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
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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Phylogeographic Syntheses
Dr. Christina M. Grozinger

Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Contribution: Special Issue: Honey Bee
Prof. Dr. Angel Guerrero

Chemical Ecology Unit, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, IQAC, CSIC, Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034-Barcelona, Spain
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
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
Interests: biology and management of field crop insect pests; transgenic Bt crops; insecticide resistance and management
Prof. Dr. Richard Karban

Department of Entomology, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8584, USA
Interests: induced resistance; plant defense against insects; plant communication; cicadas; arctiid moths
Dr. Michael Kristensen

Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology, Aarhus University,Forsøgsvej 1,4200 Slagelse, Denmark
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
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
Interests: chemosensory physiology; feeding behavior; social behavior; chemical ecology; neuroethology
Prof. Dr. Subba Reddy Palli

Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, S-225 Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Interests: functional genomics and proteomics; developmental and hormonal regulation of gene expression; gene switches
Prof. Dr. Thomas W. Phillips

Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: stored-product insects; post-harvest insects; stored grain; fumigation; fumigation alternatives; pheromones; mating disruption
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
Interests: silicon & insect-plant interactions; fruit fly pest management & trapping; sterile insect technique; biological control; insect behaviour
Contribution: 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
Interests: chemical ecology of insects; semiochemicals; pheromones; sexual communication; insect behavior; parasitic wasps; pheromone evolution; insect-plant interactions
Contribution: 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
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
Interests: insect-microbe symbioses; mutualism; effects of climate change on symbioses/mutualism; bark beetles; ambrosia beetles; climate change roles on forest die-offs
Contribution: 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
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
Interests: Biology of honeybees
Dr. Robert Kenneth Vander Meer

US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
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
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
Interests: insecticide resistance; insect behavior; insect ecology; pest management; urban insects
Contribution: Special Issue: Insecticide Resistance
Prof. Dr. Eske Willerslev

Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350, Denmark
Interests: ancient DNA; insect evolution; molecular ecology; population genetics
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Palmeri

Department of AGRARIA, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria 89123, Italy
Interests: Stored product pests; honey bee pests; novel pesticides; IPM
Contribution: Special Issue: Alternatives to Chemical Control of Stored-Product Insects
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