Special Issue "Biology and Management of Slug and Snail Pests"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: ecology and behaviour of invertebrates; management of pest and beneficial invertebrates; Integrated Pest Management of slugs and snails
Interests: mollusc biology; Integrated Pest Management of molluscs; biological control; mollusc-parasitic nematodes; biological invasions
Terrestrial molluscs (slugs and snails) are pests in many growing systems around the world. Whilst they are a continual source of concern for many commercial growers, they are also a problem for the home garden market. In addition, some species are considered important vectors of plant and human pathogens. The management of these pests is difficult, as we still lack a good understanding of their biology, ecology and behaviour; in fact, they are very different from insect pests. Another difficulty for their improved management is the limited range of control options available. Research on molluscs and their management is widespread and is the subject of many different publications. This Special Issue will bring together original, as well as review articles, that focus on a better understanding of the biology of terrestrial molluscs and on ways to improve their management. Contributions that focus on tests of active ingredients without advancing our knowledge of slug and snail management will not be considered for publication.
Dr. Gordon Port
Dr. Jenna Ross
Dr. Rory McDonnell
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 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 1600 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.
- Chemical control
- Biological control
- Cultural control
- Integrated Pest Management