Section Editors

Section Board for 'Insect Ecology, Diversity and Conservation' (99)

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Prof. Dr. Gábor L. Lövei
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg Research Centre, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark
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
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Dr. Jenni Stockan
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Department of Ecological Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK
Interests: biodiversity; conservation; myrmecology; ecosystem services; functional traits; resilience; multi-trophic interaction
Dr. Fabio Sgolastra
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Viale Fanin 42, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: bees and agrochemical; applied entomology; pollination; apidology
Dr. Martin Konvicǩa
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Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Interests: ecology and conservation of butterflies biodiversity of post-industrial habitats and military areas
Prof. Dr. Shinichi Akimoto
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Laboratory of Systematic Entomology, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8589, Japan
Interests: aphid ecology; insect-plant interactions
Dr. Julia Ferrari
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Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
Interests: evolutionary ecology; symbiosis; plant-insect interactions; insect-natural enemy interactions; aphids
Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau
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Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA), Center for Integrative Biology (CBI), CNRS, University Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse, France
Interests: cognition; nutrition; social interactions; individual-based models
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Prof. Dr. Raúl F. Medina

Biological Control Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Interests: insect biodiversity; microevolution and ecological genetics impact on pest control
Prof. Dr. Sascha Buchholz
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Department of Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin, D-12165 Berlin, Germany
Interests: urban ecology; biotic interactions; insect diversity; functional diversity; nature conservation; land-use change
Prof. Dr. Stewart B. Peck

Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0L3, Canada
Interests: Ecology; evolution; biogeography; taxonomy; various arthropods, especially beetles
Dr. Adela González-Megías
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Department of Animal Biology, University of Granada, Campus Fuente Nueva s/n, ES-18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: food web; species interactions; population dynamics; temporal dynamics; global change
Dr. Daniele Porretta
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University, Rome 00185, Italy
Interests: evolutionary ecology; population genetics; hybridization; predatory and cannibalistic interactions; insecticide resistance; pest control
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Prof. Dr. Claus P. W. Zebitz
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Institute of Phytomedicine, University of Hohenheim, Otto-Sander-Str. 5, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: insect–plant interactions; parasitoids; habitat management; biocontrol
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Prof. Dr. Emilio Balletto
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Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: Lepidoptera; butterfly; ant
Dr. Claus Rasmussen
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Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Interests: biodiversity and species inventories; ecology of insect-plant interactions; evolutionary systematics and biogeography; entomology; Apidae; bee; stingless bees; wasps
Prof. Dr. Jan E. Conn
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Interests: evolutionary genetics; vector biology; malaria; mosquito ecology
Dr. Jiří Skuhrovec
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Group Function of Invertebrate and Plant Biodiversity in Agro-Ecosystems, Crop Research Institute, Drnovska 507, 161 06 Praha 6 – Ruzyne, Czech Republic
Interests: biological control; invasion ecology of invertebrates; biology and ecology of arthropod pests (phytophagous beetles, aphids and other herbivorous taxa); pre-dispersal seed predation; ecological entomology; insect-plant interactions – herbivory; seed predation by invertebrates; environmental factors of insect development; ecology, biology and morphology of immature stages and taxonomy of Curculionidae
Dr. Jouni Sorvari
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Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Interests: ants; bumblebees; social wasps; forest entomology; urban entomology
Prof. Dr. José Alberto Pereira
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Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), ESA, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: olive oil; table olives and olive by-products: quality control, chemical characterization and sensory analysis; agriculture/plant protection/agricultural entomology; influence of agronomic practices on the composition and quality of plant origin products
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Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Papadopoulos
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Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytokou St., 384 46 Volos, Greece
Interests: insect ecology; biodemography; invasion biology; population ecology; pest management; behavioral ecology; fruit flies; Tephritidae; mosquito
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz A. Buczkowski
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Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: social insect behavior and ecology; invasive pests; lab and field testing of pest control products; chemical control; structural pests; urban entomology
Dr. Penelope Greenslade
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Environmental Management, School of Science, Psychology and Sport, Federation University, University Drive, Mt Helen, Ballarat, GPO Box 663, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
Interests: invertebrate fauna of arid/semiarid land; the effect of conservation broad acre agriculture on soil faunas
Prof. Dr. Yulin Gao
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Department of Entomology, Institute of Plant Protection(IPP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences(CAAS), 2# West Yuan Ming Yuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: integrated pest management; potato entomology; invasive species; interspecific competition; insecticide resistance management; biological control; pesticides; insect ecology; insect-plant interactions; transgenic Bt crops; non-target effects
Dr. Albino Antonio Bento
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Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Braganca, Portugal
Interests: functional biodiversity; biological control; biotechnical control; bioecology of pests; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Angelo Canale
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: integrated pest management (IPM); insect behavior; insect chemical ecology; pollinator insects; botanical insecticides; apidology and beekeeping products
Prof. Dr. John O. Stireman III
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Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
Interests: Tachinidae; Diptera; speciation; biodiversity; parasitoid; adaptive radiation; Cecidomyiidae; diversification
Dr. Donald C. Weber
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USDA Agricultural Research Service, Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory, Bldg. 007 Room 324, BARC-West Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Interests: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Pentatomidae, agroecology, pest management, chemical ecology, biological control
Prof. Dr. Emma Despland
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Biology department, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Interests: plant-insect interactions, forest pests, locusts, behaviour, group living, nutrition
Dr. Nicolas Desneux
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Université Côte d'Azur, INRAE, Nice, France
Interests: Biological Control Ecotoxicology Parasitoid specialization Community Ecology Integrated Pest Management
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Burgio
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari, DISTAL, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Viale Fanin 42, 40127 Bologna BO, Italy
Interests: integrated pest management; functional biodiversity; insect biodiversity conservation
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Dr. David Ward Roubik
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
Interests: evolutionary ecology; tropical bees, especially honeybees, stingless bees and orchid bees; pollination ecology; palynology; systematics and taxonomy; beekeeping and conservation
Prof. Dr. Peter H. Adler
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Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, 130 McGinty Court, E143 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: ecology, genetics and systematics of world Simuliidae; insect biodiversity and endangered species; structure and function of lepidopteran mouthparts
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rainer Meyhöfer
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Institute of Horticultural Production Systems, Section Phytomedicine, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 30419 Hannover, Germany
Interests: behavioural ecology; sensory ecology; arthropods; integrated pest management; biological control; ecosystem services
Prof. Dr. Sandra A. Allan
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Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary, Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: insect behavior; visual ecology; chemical ecology; crop protection; surveillance
Dr. Jens Amendt
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Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, D-60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: forensic entomology; medical entomology; carrion ecology
Prof. Dr. Olle Anderbrant
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Department of Biology, Unit of Functional Zoology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Interests: chemical ecology; insect behavior; plant protection
Prof. Dr. Amir Ayali
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School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Interests: Locust ecology and behavior; Insect locomotion control; Neuroethology; Insect-inspired technology
Prof. Dr. John E. Banks
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California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955, USA
Interests: agricultural ecology; conservation science; ecotoxicology; quantitative ecology
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Dr. Spencer T. Behmer
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Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: insect nutritional physiology; foraging behavior; physiological ecology; plant-insect interactions
Dr. Umberto Bernardo
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CNR, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: biological control; endosymbionts; integrative taxonomy; invasive species
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Prof. Dr. Paulo A. V. Borges
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Faculty of Agrarian and Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of the Azores, Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Interests: macroecology; community ecology (SADs; SARs); island biogeography; conservation; beetle taxonomy; bioespeleology; termite control; insect pollination
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Dr. Cristina Botías
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Beekeeping and Agro-environmental Research Center (CIAPA-IRIAF). Honey bee Pathology Laboratory, 19180 Marchamalo (Guadalajara), Spain
Interests: Bee health; conservation; pollinators; Microsporidia; pathogens; pesticides
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Brewer
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Texas AandM AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Corpus Christi, TX 78406, USA
Interests: tritrophic interactions; landscape ecology; natural enemies; aphids
Prof. Dr. Rossaro Bruno
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DiSAA Department University of Milan, 20149 Milan, Italy
Interests: taxonomy and ecology of Chironomids; Ecology Rivers; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Biodiversity & Conservation; Water Quality; Environment; Taxonomy; Ecosystem Ecology; Invasive Species
Dr. Wolfgang Büchs
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Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Bundesallee 50, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany
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
Dr. Andrew Cherrill
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Crop and Environment Sciences, Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, UK
Interests: Conservation biology (particularly related to habitat management); Insect ecology (particularly Orthoptera and Auchenorrhyncha (Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha)); Insects in agricultural systems
Dr. Adolfo Cordero-Rivera
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ECOEVO Lab, E.E. Forestal, Dept. Ecology & Animal Biology, University of Vigo, Campus A Xunqueira, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
Interests: Conservation, biodivesity, ethodiversity, entomology, Odonata, evolutionary ecology, freshwater, ponds, rivers
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Prof. Dr. Jérôme Cortet
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Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier III, University Montpellier, EPHE, CNRS, IRD, CEFE UMR 5175, Montpellier, France
Interests: soil fauna; Collembola; Urban ecology; Agroecology; pollution; Bioindicators; Technosols; Education
Prof. Dr. Ian R. Dadour
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Source Certain International, Shenton House, 57 Shenton Ave, Joondalup 6027, Australia
Interests: forensic entomology; water forensics; decomposition
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Romana Dani
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Department of Biology, University of Firenze, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: Insect chemical Communication; Social Insect; Olfaction; Olfactory Proteins; Insect repellents
Prof. Dr. Jerome Depaquit
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Reims-Champagne Ardenne, 51100 Reims, France
Interests: Medical entomology, Phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera), epidemiology, vectors, systematics
Dr. Michael E. Dillon
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Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Interests: physiological ecology, thermal biology, climate change
Dr. Bernard M. Doube
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Dung Beetle Solutions International, 37 Cave Avenue, Bridgewater, South Australia 5155, Australia
Interests: dung beetles; soil health; soil biology; earthworms; biological control
Dr. Claudie Doums
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Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Institut de Systématique, Biodiversité, Evolution (ISYEB),
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CP39 Bât. Cryptogamie, 12 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: Social insects; reproductive strategies, life history evolution; molecular ecology, behavioral ecology
Dr. Jian J. Duan
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USDA ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit 501 South Chapel Street Newark, DE 19713, USA
Interests: Beneficial insects introduction, Biocontrol, Natural enemies, Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle
Prof. Dr. Henri J. Dumont
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Department of Biology, Gent University, 9000 Gent Belgium
Interests: aquatic biodiversity; functional ecology; genetics; paleolimnology; phylogeny; biogeography
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Dr. Silvio Erler
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Institute for Bee Protection, Julius Kühn-Institut, Messeweg 11/12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: host-parasite interaction; social insects; honey bees; bumble bees; innate immunity; social immunity; self-medication; ecology; physiology; nutritional immunology; pathogens; microbiome; plant protection products; ecotoxicology
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Prof. Dr. Mark Fellowes
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University of Reading People and Wildlife Research Group Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AS, UK
Interests: aphids, parasitoids, insect predators, urban ecology, ecological immunology, insect behavioural ecology; insect-bird interactions
Prof. Dr. Frederic Francis
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Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Gembloux B-5030, Belgium
Interests: plant-insect interactions, symbiosis, proteomics, insect diversity, edible insects
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Prof. Dr. Itamar Glazer
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Agricultural Research Organization, the Volcani Center 68 Hamacabim Rd., Rishon Le Zion, P.O.Box 15159, 7528809 Israel
Interests: biological control of insects with microbial control agents; entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN); ecology and genetics of EPN
Prof. Dr. Donato Antonio Grasso
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Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Interests: behavioural ecology and sociobiology, biology of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and other insects studied with a multidisciplinary approach (behavioural, morpho-functional, ecological and evolutionary)
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Prof. Dr. Geoff M. Gurr
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School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, P.O. Box 883, Orange, NSW 2800, Australia
Interests: insect-plant and insect-microbe interactions; chemical ecology; habitat management for ecosystem services; developing country agriculture
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Dr. Klaus-Gerhard Heller

Grillenstieg 18, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Interests: bioacoustics, Orthoptera, mating systems, evolution of Orthoptera, taxonomy of Orthoptera, systematics of Orthoptera, bats
Prof. Dr. Natalie Hempel de Ibarra
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Associate Professor of Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QG, UK
Interests: Animal vision; Learning and memory; Active sensing; Sensory ecology; Navigation; Neuroethology; Social insects (bees and ants)
Dr. Simon Hodge
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: agricultural entomology; coastal insects; plant-insect interactions; insects sampling methods
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Dr. David G. James
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Department of Entomology, Washington State University, IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA 99350, USA
Interests: Lepidoptera; biology; conservation
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Dr. Philippe Jeanneret
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Agricultural Landscape & Biodiversity Group, Agroscope, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: insects ecology; biodiversity; community ecology; functional biodiversity; agroecology; integrated pest management
Prof. Dr. Steven A. Juliano
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School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790, USA
Interests: community ecology (especially the roles of interspecific competition and predation in communities); ecology of mosquitoes; connections between behavioral, physiological, population and community ecology; population dynamics and the interaction of mortality with density dependence; applied statistics; and the application of mathematical tools to ecology
Prof. Dr. Yooichi Kainoh
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Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan
Interests: chemical ecology, parasitoids, biological control
Dr. Natsumi Kanzaki
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Kansai Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan
Interests: taxonomy; nematodes; parasites; parasitoids; phoresy
Dr. Alexander Keller
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Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology, University of Würzburg, Emil Fischer Straße, Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
Interests: biodiversity, microbial ecology, pollination, co-evolution, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing
Dr. Matti Koivula
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Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), FI-00791 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: bark beetles; biodiversity; community analysis; forest management; ground beetles; road ecology; wildfire
Dr. Mikhail V. Kozlov
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Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Interests: insect-plant interactions; environmental ecology; global change; taxonomy; faunistics; Lepidoptera; industrial pollution; biodiversity; meta-analysis
Prof. Dr. Tibor Magura
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Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem sq. 1, Hungary
Interests: community ecology of terrestrial arthropods; conservation biology; urban ecology; forest ecology, agroecology, functional diversity, phylogenetic diversity, ecosystem services by terrestrial arthropods
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Dr. Richard W. Mankin
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United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, 1700 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: detecting and controlling hidden insect infestations; insects communication
Prof. Dr. Kenji Matsuura
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Laboratory of Insect Ecology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Interests: Behavioral ecology; Sociobiology; Evolutionary biology; Applied entomology; Social insects; Termites; Kin selection; Pheromone; Caste differentiation; Parthenogenesis; Termite ball; Sex; genetic diversity
Prof. Dr. Jeremy N. McNeil
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Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada
Interests: Behavioural and Chemical Ecology of Insects
Prof. Dr. Jocelyn G. Millar
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Department of Entomology, University of California, 900 University Ave., Entomology 102, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: insect-produced chemicals; isolation, identification, synthesis, and development of practical applications for insect pheromones and related bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Andrés Millán
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Dpto. de Ecología e Hidrología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: coleoptera, hemiptera, aquatic ecology, conservation, biogeography, environmental stress.
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Prof. Dr. John J. Obrycki
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Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Interests: Coccinellidae; insect predators; biology; predatory behavior; population ecology; natural enemy; pest management
Prof. Dr. Ezio Peri
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
Interests: General and Applied Entomology; Biological Control; Chemical Ecology; Multitrophic Interactions; Herbivore-induced Plant Volatiles
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Dr. Andrew Polaszek
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Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
Interests: Hymenoptera, parasitoids, bees, Chalcidoidea, ooparasitoids, Aphelinidae, Mymaridae, taxonomy, systematics, host-associations
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ben Raymond
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Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Penryn campus, College of Life and Environmental Science, University of Exeter, Cornwall TR10 9FE, UK
Interests: Insect pathogens and symbionts; cooperation and the evolution of virulence; evolution and ecology of symbiosis; evolution of resistance to biopesticides and GM crops; evolution of resistance to antibiotics; biology and ecology of Bacillus thuringiensis
Dr. James Ridsdill-Smith
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009, Australia
Interests: behavioural ecology; intraspecific competition; plant resistance to insects
Prof. Dr. Daniel Robert
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK
Interests: sensory ecology; physical ecology; sensory physiology; biomechanics; hearing; electroreception; bees, pollination
Prof. Dr. Marko Rohlfs
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Population and Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute of Ecology, University of Bremen, Leobener Str. 5, 28359, Bremen, Germany
Interests: Evolutionary Insect-Microbe Ecology
Prof. Dr. Bernard D. Roitberg
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Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Interests: Evolutionary Ecology; Population Dynamics; Analytical Models; Life History Theory; Behavior
Prof. Dr. Valerio Sbordoni
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Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, Roma, Italy. Former Full Professor at Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Interests: Lepidoptera; Butterflies; cave Life; biogeography; population genetics; evolution
Dr. Peter Schausberger
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Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Interests: arthropod behavioral ecology; mites; multi-trophic interactions; plant-animal interactions; predator-prey interactions
Dr. Jean-Christophe Simon
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INRAE, Institute of Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection, Paris, France
Interests: evolutionary ecology; plant-insect interactions; reproductive modes; symbiosis, population genetics; genomics; aphids
Prof. Dr. Christian Stauffer
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BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Peter-Jordanstrasse 82-I, SCHW 01/124 1190, Austria
Interests: molecular ecology of insects; host-parasite co-evolution; diapause behaviour in scolytids; Wolbachia; Tephritidae; Curculionidae
Dr. Shawn A. Steffan
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Dept. of Entomology, University of Wisconsin, USDA-ARS, Vegetable Crops Research Unit Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: Food web ecology, bee-microbe symbioses, biological control, cranberry entomology, biodiversity, ecosystem function
Prof. Dr. Gregory A. Sword
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Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475, USA
Interests: Microbial ecology; Nutritional ecology; Migration and movement; Population genomics; Phenotypic plasticity; Collective behavior; Plant-hebivore-predator interactions; Insect and nematode management
Prof. Dr. Jeffery K. Tomberlin
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Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: decomposition ecology; nutrient recycling; trophic interactions; sustainable agriculture; forensic entomology; black soldier fly
Dr. Steven Trewick
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Wildlife & Ecology Group, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University Manawatu, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Interests: speciation; population genetics; phylogeography and biogeography; systematics; evolutionary ecology
Prof. Dr. Kazuki Tsuji
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Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara 903-0213, Japan
Interests: social insects; ants; sociobiology; island biology; social communication
Dr. Vered Tzin
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Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boqer Campus, 8499000, Israel
Interests: plant-insect interaction; secondary metabolites; defense compounds; growth-defense trade-offs; jasmonic acid signaling; volatile biosynthesis and emission
Prof. Dr. Eske Willerslev
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Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350, Denmark
Interests: ancient DNA; insect evolution; molecular ecology; population genetics
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Wright
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Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: classical and augmentative biological control of invasive insects; IPM in tropical crops; Insect ecology and conservation.
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