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Special Issue "Monitoring and Detection of Insect Resistance"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: population genetics and ecology of invasive insects (western corn rootworm, khapra beetle and Liposcelis psocids) and also those of conservation concern (endangered Lepidoptera in particular); geometric morphometrics and its application to pest management and invasive species monitoring
Interests: western corn rootworm, wireworms, pests of sugar beet, pests of potato and brassica crops; resistance of insect pests to pesticides; other pests of field and vegetable crops; side effects of insecticides (beneficial organisms and ecotoxicology); integrated pest management; biological insecticides
In this Special Issue, we focus on current methods in the monitoring and detection of insect resistance. There is no doubt that over time insects have developed resistance to the myriad techniques (crop rotation, chemicals, host plant defenses) used to control them, and this resistance continues to prove challenging. Many historical (e.g., Colorado Potato Beetle resistance to DDT in 1952) and current (Western Corn Rootworm resistance to BtMaize in 2009) examples of insect resistance remind us that there is still much work to do, not only for the early detection of field resistance but also for finding novel methods of detection and control. We welcome papers dealing with the monitoring and detection of insect resistance and are especially interested in novel methods of resistance detection (e.g., use of artificial intelligence (AI) in integrated resistance management). If you are unsure as to whether your manuscript falls within the focus of this Special Issue, please feel free to send us an abstract.
Dr. Katarina M. Mikac
Prof. Renata Bažok
Dr. Darija Lemic
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 1200 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.
- monitoring resistance (traditional methods)
- novel monitoring and detection methods
- forecasting and predicting resistance
- insect resistance management (and strategies)