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Special Issue "Ecology and Management of Invasive Vespidae"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Diversity".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1157
Special Issue Editors
Interests: invasive species; hornets; Vespidae; ecological modelling; species distribution models; impacts; management; surveillance; citizen science
Interests: invasive species; Vespidae; analytical chemistry; public health; epidemiology; biopolymers; beehive products; Vespa velutina; Vespa orientalis; Vespa bicolor; Vespa tropica; One Health
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Special Issue Information
Diversity Journal is launching a Special Issue dedicated to the “Ecology and Management of Invasive Vespidae”. In the last century, an increasing number of new Vespidae introductions were recorded worldwide, and in some cases these introductions originated invasive populations. Examples of successful invasions are represented by the case of Vespa velutina in Europe or the multiple worldwide introductions of Vespula germanica and Vespula vulgaris. In Spain, within the past twelve years, four non-native Vespidae species have been detected: the yellow-legged Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), the black shield hornet (Vespa bicolor), the American paper wasp (Polistes major) and the Oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis). These invasions can generate massive environmental and socio-economic impacts. When dealing with complicated challenges such as the consequences caused by not-native species of Vespidae, it is necessary to produce, assemble and interpret information and knowledge using diverse sources and in an interdisciplinary way. As part of the One Health philosophy, people and animals, as well as the environment that they share, are closely connected. To prevent Vespidae introductions or mitigate their impacts, surveillance and management practices are required. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to promote research on these topics. We welcome manuscripts on topics including but not limited to:
- Environmental impacts generated by invasive Vespidae (e.g., impacts on native pollinators and on pollination ecosystem services, competition with native species);
- One Health and invasive Vespidae;
- Socio-economic impacts (e.g., issues in human health or activities, costs for the implementation of surveillance/management strategies);
- Risk assessments or ecological models to forecast future impacts or distributions of invasive Vespidae;
- Surveillance strategies for monitoring the distribution or supporting the early detection of new introductions, including citizen science approaches;
- Management strategies (e.g., eradication, control) for preventing and mitigating the impacts of invasive Vespidae.
Dr. Simone Lioy
Dr. Xesús Feás
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. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- invasive Vespidae