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Special Issue "Ecology and Management of Forest Insects in the Anthropocene"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity Loss & Dynamics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 2450
Special Issue Editors
Interests: plant-insect interaction; pest management using RNAi; bark beetles; omics; forest molecular entomology; insect adaptation and genomes; insect symbiosis; insect ecology and evolution; insecticide resistance; horizontal gene transfer
2. Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, EXTEMIT-K and EVA.4.0 Unit, Czech University of Life Sciences, Kamýcká 1176, Prague 6, 165 00 Suchdol, Czech Republic
Interests: Evolutionnary biology; Insect Ecology; Biological Invasions; Insect-plant interaction; Populations Biology; Biodiversity
Special Issue Information
Forests are ecosystems vulnerable to native and non-native pests that require adapted management strategies to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In recent years, climate-driven range expansion of native forest pests has been rising in an unprecedented manner. Furthermore, the unintentional introduction of forest pests has been exponential since the beginning of the century, with no sign of saturation from the receiving ecosystem. Most of those invasions are causing significant economic and biodiversity losses, whereas they have often been unnoticed or even unknown in their native area. There is an urgent requirement for robust management practices to restore our forests from those devastating pests. It is also optimal to develop early detection tools for damaged trees. By contrast, beneficial insects also decline through human activities due to habitat loss, urbanization, non-native species, and climate change, leaving potential empty niches for raising pests or non-native species. Understanding species interactions, genetic diversity of pest insects or their ecology, or symbiosis with microbes are initial steps to develop more robust monitoring and management tools to restrict future biodiversity loss.
Dr. Amit Roy
Dr. Audrey Bras
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- forest pest ecology and management
- symbiotic associations
- biological invasions
- chemical ecology
- sensor biology
- community ecology
- population genetics
- bark beetles
- lepidopteran forest pest
- socio-economic drivers