Special Issue "Insect Conservation and Diversity"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
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
Despite being a dominant component of most terrestrial ecosystems, insects have largely existed outside of mainstream conservation thinking and practice. Impact from land use practices such as agricultural conversion, deforestation, and urban sprawl continue to degrade and fragment remaining pockets of habitat and accelerate biodiversity loss. Together with the synergistic interactions of other threats that include invasive species and global climate change, the survival of many insect species and the essential ecosystem services they provide is threatened. Significant progress has been made to better elucidate the scope and nature of these threats, understand species- and community-level responses, and develop strategies to more effectively manage insect populations. In this special issue, a series of original research articles and reviews will address the abovementioned topics of direct relevance to insect conservation, insect diversity and the relationships between them.Dr. Jaret C. Daniels
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.