Special Issue "Landscape Controls of Insect Biodiversity in Agricultural Environments"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 3332
The roles of insects in sustaining ecosystems through their ecosystem services and in supporting food webs are increasingly recognized. Recent growth in the recognition of the importance of pollinators is but one example of this. However, meeting the growing need for agricultural intensification to feed a growing population puts this biodiversity at risk. This Special Issue of Land will bring together leading research on insect biodiversity in agricultural landscapes to highlight the importance of biodiversity and how it may be preserved. Studies included will focus on landscape influences on insect functional diversity or ecosystem services. Research on landscape strategies for preserving insect biodiversity is also welcome. Studies should focus on a broad range of taxa or diversity within a taxonomic group. The spatial focus will vary between different taxonomic groups but should consider landscape to regional levels for the taxa under study.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Holland
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. Land 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 2600 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.
- Functional diversity
- Ecosystem services
- Spatial scale
- Landscape filtering
- Insect community