Special Issue "Termite Management and Control - Special Issue Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Kunio Tsunoda"

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A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Brian T. Forschler
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-2603, USA
E-Mail: bfor@uga.edu
Phone: +1 706 5422816
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Background and Purpose: Termites are serious pests in the Pacific Rim region. Furthermore, many countries within the region have high market potential for termite management technology. Therefore, it is essential that we gain a far better and more detailed understanding of the diversity of termite related problems within the region. Several institutions in the Pacific Rim region have been conducting some international collaborative projects on termites and their management. Examples of such successful collaboration are the CSIRO Termite Group and Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (formerly called as Wood Research Institute) of Kyoto University with scientific institutions in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. It, therefore, appeared timely and meaningful to create a forum that would allow for wider collaboration through linking all relevant universities and institutions to accelerate the pace of mutual basic and applied research. Following discussions among CSIRO and RISH scientists on the statues: structure, aim and functions, membership, and fees for membership and conference, we proposed that one way forward is to organize a Pacific Rim Termite Research Group  (hereinafter referred to as “TRG”) to initiate purposeful collaborative research projects among scientists of neighboring countries. In addition, the TRG was expected to afford Asian scientists with opportunities to attend TRG conferences for reporting their research efforts internationally. The TRG launched at the 1st conference on 8-9 March 2004 in Penang, Malaysia. Annual conferences have been held since then.

Who should be involved?: Those in universities and other scientific research institutions who are interested in termite management, biology, physiology and ecology are encouraged to join. It is hoped that companies with a commercial interest in termite management as well as the relevant academic societies and industrial associations will support the activities of the TRG.

Dr. Kunio Tsunoda
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • termite management and control
  • termite-resistance of materials
  • new termiticides
  • detection devices
  • incidence of termite infestations
  • termite biology
  • termite ecology
  • termite physiology

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Insects 2012, 3(2), 532-537; doi:10.3390/insects3020532
Received: 8 April 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
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Insects 2012, 3(2), 396-401; doi:10.3390/insects3020396
Received: 17 February 2012; in revised form: 24 February 2012 / Accepted: 19 March 2012 / Published: 28 March 2012
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Insects 2012, 3(2), 390-395; doi:10.3390/insects3020390
Received: 8 February 2012; in revised form: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
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Insects 2012, 3(1), 18-24; doi:10.3390/insects3010018
Received: 28 October 2011; in revised form: 14 November 2011 / Accepted: 18 November 2011 / Published: 28 December 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 555-563; doi:10.3390/insects2040555
Received: 29 October 2011; in revised form: 24 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 12 December 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 532-539; doi:10.3390/insects2040532
Received: 3 October 2011; in revised form: 29 October 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 499-508; doi:10.3390/insects2040499
Received: 13 October 2011; in revised form: 3 November 2011 / Accepted: 8 November 2011 / Published: 25 November 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 491-498; doi:10.3390/insects2040491
Received: 29 August 2011; in revised form: 2 November 2011 / Accepted: 3 November 2011 / Published: 15 November 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 486-490; doi:10.3390/insects2040486
Received: 25 August 2011; in revised form: 1 November 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 10 November 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 475-485; doi:10.3390/insects2040475
Received: 13 October 2011; in revised form: 25 October 2011 / Accepted: 26 October 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 469-474; doi:10.3390/insects2040469
Received: 8 September 2011; in revised form: 4 October 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 2 November 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(4), 462-468; doi:10.3390/insects2040462
Received: 9 September 2011; in revised form: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 18 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011
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