Special Issue "Mechanisms of Nutritional Resource Exploitation by Insects"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: chemical and nutritional ecology; bee–plant interactions; behavioral ecology; biodiversity; tropical ecology
Interests: cognition; nutrition; social interactions; individual-based models
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Insects, just like any other organism, need to acquire appropriate amounts of specific nutrients in order to thrive and reproduce successfully. Insects have evolved highly sophisticated strategies to locate, memorize and select valuable nutritional resources in complex environments. In this Special Issue, we want to further elucidate the behavioral, physiological/sensory and cognitive mechanisms underlying such sophisticated resource exploitation and nutrient intake regulation across feeding guilds, ecological contexts and social complexities. One aim is to better understand the physiological and/or sensory adaptations that enable resource selection and exploitation in heterogeneous environments. We therefore welcome contributions of studies on nutritional resource exploitation in the field and in the lab as well as studies investigating the sensory, physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying nutrient intake regulation.
Dr. Sara Diana Leonhardt
Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau
Dr. Johannes Spaethe
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly 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 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- plant-insect interactions
- learning and memory
- mutualistic microbes
- social behaviour