Insects — Editors

Editor

Prof. Dr. Brian T. Forschler
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-2603, USA
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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. Geoffrey M. Attardo
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, 37 Briggs Hall, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Interests: vector biology; reproductive biology; tsetse flies; mosquitoes; transcriptomics; metabolomics; molecular biology; genetics; biochemistry
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. Giovanni Benelli
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124, Pisa, Italy
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Interests: arthropod vectors; entomology; insect control; mosquitoes; nano-synthesis; nanoparticles; nano-pesticides; nanotechnology; non-target effects; ticks; aggression; behavioral asymmetries; courtship; ecology; entomology; insects; laterality; lateralization; mites; parasitology; vectors
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Special Issue in Agriculture: Pollination and Agriculture
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Together in the Fight against Arthropod-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Green Synthesis of Nanomaterials
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
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Special Issue in Insects: 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
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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. Ring T. Cardé
Department of Entomology, University of California, Boyden 216, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: odor-mediated behavior of insects; moth communication; orientation by female mosquitoes to odors from prospective hosts
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 in Insects: Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Insects
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
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Special Issue in Insects: Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards
Prof. Dr. Mark Fellowes
University of Reading People and Wildlife Research Group Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AS, UK
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Interests: aphids, parasitoids, insect predators, urban ecology, ecological immunology, insect behavioural ecology; insect-bird interactions
Dr. Ryan C. Garrick
Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
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Interests: insect evolution; molecular ecology; biogeography; population genetics; conservation biology
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Special Issue in Insects: Phylogeographic Syntheses
Dr. Giulia Giunti
Department of Agriculture, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Loc. Feo di Vito, 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Interests: chemical ecology; insect behavior and learning; tri-trophic interactions; reproductive ecology; semiochemicals; plant-mediated interactions
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. 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. Gregory M. Loeb
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
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Interests: insect ecology; integrated pest management, biological control, small fruit entomology; plant-insect interactions; chemical ecology and behavior
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Special Issue in Insects: Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards
Prof. Volker Loeschcke
Section for Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University,Ny Munkegade 114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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Interests: nbreeding; environmental stress; heat shock proteins; evolution; phenotypic plasticity; adaptation
Prof. Dr. Gábor L. Lövei
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg Research Centre, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark
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Interests: invasion ecology; ecology of feeding in predatory arthropods; community ecology of terrestrial arthropods; conservation biology; urban ecology; agroecology & sustainable agriculture; risk assessment methodology; biosafety: ecology of genetically modified organisms; bionomics, behaviour and ecology of beneficial arthropods; biological control by generalist natural enemies and habitat manipulation
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. Jocelyn G. Millar
Department of Entomology, University of California, 900 University Ave., Entomology 102, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: insect-produced chemicals; isolation, identification, synthesis, and development of practical applications for insect pheromones and related bioactive compounds
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 in Insects: 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
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Special Issue in Insects: Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards
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
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Special Issue in Insects: 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 in Insects: 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
Dr. Todd E. Shelly
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 41-650 Ahiki Street, Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795, USA
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Interests: ecological characteristics of mating systems;sexual selection and lek behavior; impact of plant chemicals on mating behavior; invasion biology; trapping systems for detecting invasive fruit flies
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 in Insects: Symbiosis: A Source of Evolutionary Innovation in Insects
Assoc. Prof. Chelsea T. Smartt
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, 200 9th St. SE, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA
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Interests: gene expression and regulation; genetic basis of vector competence; mosquito vector – virus interactions; insecticide resistance mechanisms
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Special Issue in Insects: Mosquito – Arbovirus Interactions in Honor of Professor Walter J. Tabachnick
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
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Special Issue in Insects: 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
Dr. Jeff Wilusz
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Interests: RNA biology; RNA viruses
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Special Issue in Viruses: Long Non-Coding RNAs and Antiviral Immunity
Prof. Dr. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
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Interests: ecology and physiology of wood-attacking insects; sustainable management of wood-attacking insects; role of termites in ecosystem
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Special Issue in Insects: Management of Wood-Attacking Insects
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