Genetics and Ecological Evolution of Dipteran Pest Species
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2023) | Viewed by 12087
Interests: insect genetics; molecular taxonomy; forensic entomology and transcriptomics
Many of the world’s most impactful insect pest species of agricultural and medical importance are found in the order Diptera. These include multiple species of true fruit flies, mosquitoes, tsetse flies, blow flies, and house flies, just to name a few. In addition to the widespread devastation and suffering caused by these pests in various habitats around the world where they are currently found, these species also tend to be highly invasive and capable of adapting to new ecological niches. In part because of these problems, at both the international and local levels, considerable resources have been committed to controlling these species and limiting their spread through both chemical and biological control programs. In many cases, however, these control programs have suffered from a fundamental lack of knowledge of the genetics and ecology of these pest species. The goal of this Special Issue is to bring about a more comprehensive understanding, in general, of what is known about the genetics and ecology of these Dipteran pest species and how, in particular, this information might be used to improve the effectiveness of control programs.
Prof. Dr. David S. Haymer
Prof. Dr. Teresa Vera
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- genetics of Dipteran pest species
- ecology of Dipteran pest species
- evolution of Dipteran pest species
- invasive Dipteran species
- control of medical and agricultural pest species