Special Issue "Forest Edge and Insect Diversity"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 57

Special Issue Editor

Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem sq. 1, Hungary
Interests: community ecology of terrestrial arthropods; conservation biology; urban ecology; forest ecology; agroecology; functional diversity; phylogenetic diversity; ecosystem services by terrestrial arthropods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in studying transitional zones (like ecotones). Forest edges are transition zones between adjacent habitats and they are a type of ecotone, which is interpreted both on the meso-spatial scale and on the community level. Forest edges are a focus of both ecological research and nature conservation. With loss and fragmentation of habitats, forest edges are becoming proportionately greater relative to interiors in some areas, with a substantial impact on biodiversity. Moreover, as the increased human activity raises the chance of local extinctions, edges may have increased importance in the recolonization of these habitats. Forest edges have distinctive microclimates; there are abrupt changes in light regimen, substrate, and humidity conditions, and they are generally rich in microhabitats. These factors are highly significant for insects. For this Special Issue, I invite the submission of high quality original research papers and reviews covering all aspects of the relationship between forest edge and insect diversity.

Prof. Dr. Tibor Magura
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ecology
  • biodiversity
  • edge effect
  • community
  • genetic diversity
  • functional diversity
  • phylogenetic diversity
  • ecosystem services
  • ecological processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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