Special Issue "Environmentally-Friendly Pest Control Approaches for Invasive Insects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 17293
Interests: invasive pest; biological control; parasitoid; predator; behavioral ecology; insect ecology
Interests: insect olfaction; insect olfaction mediated behavior; insect neurophysiology; neuroendocrinology of insect behavior
Interests: pest management; genetic control; biological invasion; functional genomics; insect transgenesis; genetic engineering; gene editing; sterile insect technique
The decline of insect biodiversity is a growing concern. One potential approach to resolving this problem is to reduce the harmful effects of pest management on non-targeted insect species. Invasive insects also significantly contribute to the loss of biodiversity in the introduced areas. Therefore, the development of environmentally friendly control approaches for invasive insects promises to preserve biodiversity during and after the control practices.
In recent years, considerable efforts have been devoted to improving traditional control methods by reducing the “side effects” or developing novel strategies which are species-specific. This has led to investigations into the isolation, formulation or implementation of biological agents such as parasitoids or entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, virus and nematodes. In addition, genetic control strategies such as the sterile insect technique (SIT), which achieve population suppression based on mating within the target species, have been proposed or evaluated. Moreover, methods such as RNAi-based pesticide are not only species-specific, but also gene-specific. This Special Issue aims to showcase progress and discussion in this field, and importantly, to demonstrate ways in which we can preserve biodiversity by diversifying insect pest controls.
Dr. Yibo Zhang
Prof. Dr. Hongbo Jiang
Dr. Ying Yan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- targeted pest control
- biological control
- genetic control
- sterile insect technique
- RNAi pesticide
- trap and lure