Special Issue "Diversity and Ecosystem Services of Aquatic Insects"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2019)
Prof. Dr. John C. Morse
Prof. Dr. Peter H. Adler
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, USA
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Interests: ecology, cytogenetics, and systematics of black flies (Simuliidae); insect biodiversity; interactions of blood-feeding insects with endangered vertebrates; structure/function relationships of lepidopteran mouthparts
About 10% of all known insect species live in intimate association with water. They are of scientific interest because of their historical relationships and radiations; evolution of their various ecological roles; the essential services they provide for ecosystem function; and their different anatomical, physiological, and behavioral adaptations for life in water. They are of practical interest because of the ability of many species to transmit the agents of diseases to humans, domesticated animals, and wildlife; their responses to changing environmental conditions, including water pollution; and their availability as food for other organisms. For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of high-quality original research papers and review articles that focus on the distribution and diversity of major groups of insects for which at least one life stage is typically submerged in free water, emphasizing these and other scientific and practical interests and the threats and potential consequences of extinctions.Prof. Dr. John C. Morse
Prof. Dr. Peter H. Adler
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ecosystem services