Special Issue "Pest Outbreak Management in Forests under Ambient Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021) | Viewed by 5562
Interests: forest pests; biological control; population dynamics of pests; integrated pest management; phoretic mites; arboriculture
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Forests: Forest Diseases and Pests: Recent Scientific Findings
Special Issue in Forests: Advances in Wood-Boring Insects Control and Management
Interests: forest protection and forest entomology; forest pest monitoring (pheromones/ semiochemicals); insect pest population dynamics; biological pest control of insects; pest management using decision support systems; climate change impacts on insect pest problems; invasive lepidopteran pests
Dear Colleagues,In recent years, insect outbreaks have changed profoundly; this is due to ambient changes mostly attributed to climate, which influence physiological modifications in tree defences or the abundance of pests and their natural enemies and competitors. It is not only climate change that can explain unusual events like unexpected outbreaks of previously benign pests. Unusual behaviour of natural enemies or multilevel interactions between different organisms associated with forest pests have been reported as well. It is of great importance to learn from such events to better understand why these unexpected behaviours really occur and how they can be applied in pest management. Exchange of scientific evidence is therefore urgently needed.
We encourage the contribution of studies from all fields, including experimental studies, monitoring approaches, and models, to this Special Issue in order to promote knowledge for future pest management and strategies aimed at stabilizing forest ecosystems.
Dr. Milan Pernek
Dr. Roger Moore
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ambient and climate change
- Unusual forest pest activities
- Forest pest outbreaks
- Multilevel interactions between pests and associated organisms
- Natural enemies of forest pests
- Forest Management