Special Issue "Invasive Arthropod Pests"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: invasive species; arthropod invasion; quarantine; virus-vector interactions; acari; molecular diagnostics
Invasive arthropod pests are a major threat to food production and environmental sustainability globally. The purpose of this issue is to invite authors to present proactive and innovative approaches to confronting invasive arthropod pests. We need to establish global scientific expertise to enable methods development and integration of efforts in order to mitigate the negative impacts associated with an increasing number of invasions. Identification of the main pest pathways, climatic challenges, and key regional pests of concern is crucial and will help to reduce the likelihood of moving these invasive pests across the globe. Areas of priority that require action include the development of integrated national, regional, and global policies and strategies, specific action plans to deal with present and future invasions, a framework for information exchange, and capacity building in infrastructure, scientific knowledge, skills and expertise. The increasing awareness and application of advanced technology in agriculture and natural environments, such as automated sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and automation, big data generation and analysis, and High-throughput Screening (HTS) systems, is essential to coordinating efforts to limit damage caused by invasive species worldwide. This Special Issue will address pests that impact major commodities, specialty crops, and natural landscapes. The primary purpose of this initiative is to create a forum to enhance the discussion of integrated, strategic, and front-line approaches to key invasive arthropod pests.
Prof. Jose Carlos Verle Rodrigues
Dr. Todd M. Gilligan
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- modeling insects invasion
- prevention and preparedness
- control strategies for invasive insects
- biomolecular tools and tracking arthropods invasion