Special Issue "Advances in Conservation Biocontrol of Beneficial Insects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020).
Interests: insecticides; sublethal effects; ecosystem services; predators; native bees; butterflies
Conservation biocontrol is essential in urban and argicultural landscapes to perserve beneficial insects that can suppress pest insect populations. Without beneficial insects, the reliance on conventional insecticides only increases, further reducing the ability of beneficial insects to supress pests. Cumulative and sublethal pesticide exposure can impact beneficial insects by reducing reproduction and essential behaviors. In addition, pesticide use can cause cascading effects on nontarget species. A better understanding of the ways in which sublethal exposure alters insect immune systems, physiological stress, reproduction, and behavior is important. Urban landscapes, parks, and riparian areas offer habitats that can support predators, parasitoids, butterflies, and native bees when managed with decreased cosmetic use of pesticides.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vera A. Krischik
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 1400 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.
- conservation biocontrol
- beneficial insects
- ecosystem services
- sublethal effects