Special Issue "Arthropods in Desert Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.
Interests: insect behavioral and evolutionary ecology; insect endosymbionts; conservation; biological control; parasitoid wasps
Interests: arachnid ecology and behavior; desert ecology; sociality; breeding systems
Most of our planet consists of arid and semi-arid regions that are likely to expand even further due to climate change and desertification processes. Desert environments impose challenging conditions on their inhabitants, including: water scarcity or unpredictable water supply; intense radiation; extreme temperatures; often high salinity; and low resource availability. Such conditions may have strong effects on arthropod diversity, distribution, and evolutionary adaptations. In this Special Issue, we will focus on arthropods in desert ecosystems (natural, semi-natural, and agricultural). We will address the question of how abiotic and biotic characteristics of different desert ecosystems shape the ecology of arthropods, especially species interactions, at all levels—behavior, physiology, populations, and communities.
Dr. Michal Segoli
Prof. Dr. Yael Lubin
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