Special Issue "Butterfly Conservation"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2017
Dr. Jaret C. Daniels
Department of Entomology and Nematology and Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 3215 Hull Road, P.O. Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710, USA
Interests: insect conservation; biodiversity, behavior and ecology of Lepidoptera; pollination ecology; road ecology; population biology; non-target pesticide impacts; seasonal ecology and polyphenism; captive propagation and organism reintroduction
Butterflies are iconic, charismatic organisms that are experiencing significant declines worldwide. Habitat loss, habitat degradation, invasive species, and global climate change are primary drivers responsible for accelerating levels of imperilment, reducing extant populations to perilously low numbers and greatly restricted geographic areas of occupancy. Effective conservation of these increasingly small populations necessitates more aggressive, innovative and collaborative approaches to promote organism recovery and effective long-term management. Top priorities include techniques and best practices that can directly promote improved strategic decision-making and increase overall program success. This special issue fill focus on advances in both ex situ and in situ butterfly conservation that can have meaningful implications for practitioners.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaret C. Daniels
- Metapopulation dynamics
- Conservation planning and implementation
- Ex situ conservation
- Organism reintroduction or translocation
- Habitat and species management
- Habitat restoration
- Threats and drivers
- Conservation genetics