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Special Issue "Biological Control of Invasive Plants Using Arthropods"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Other Arthropods and General Topics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2021) | Viewed by 21748
Special Issue Editors
Interests: genetics, ecology, and control of invasive annual grasses; Eriophyoidea; Cecidomyiidae; practical genomics; risk–benefit analysis; creative solutions to intractable challenges
Interests: biological control of weeds and insects; sterile insect technique; integrated weed and pest management
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Special Issue Information
The first recorded intentional release of arthropods to control an invasive weed occurred in 1836. This redistribution within India of a Brazilian insect originally brought there by European colonists epitomized from the beginning the international nature of weed biological control. Nearly two centuries and 2000 releases since that event, the basic principles of weed biological control remain the same, but advances in technology and understanding of plant–arthropod interactions are enabling expanded applications of the practice, accelerated impacts, and reduced off-target effects. In this issue, we will consider these advancements while anticipating how further innovation will shape the future of this economically and environmentally important global enterprise.
Dr. Brian G. Rector
Dr. Massimo Cristofaro
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.
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- seed predation
- population reduction
- host specificity