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Special Issue "Invasive Pest Management and Climate Change"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 7044
Special Issue Editors
Interests: integrated pest management of invasive insects pests; identification and diagnosis; biological control; insect pest modeling and predictions
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Special Issue Information
Climate change is altering vital aspects of the environment such as temperature, precipitation, the frequency of extreme weather events (hurricanes, fires, and floods, etc.), as well as atmospheric composition and land cover. Indeed, the temperature, atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide CO2, and available nutrients are key factors that drive species survival, growth, development, and distribution. Any change in these factors will most likely stress the food production systems, natural resources, and the chances of invasion. In recent years, the process of establishment of new invasive species has received extensive research attention. Many scientists agree that climate change is altering destination habitats and increasing vulnerability to biological invasion because of resource scarcity and increased competition among native fauna and flora. There have been severe economic losses to the food and fiber industries, export markets, natural resource bases, and native species’ habitats regardless of the entry method and pathways. It is critical to remember that biological invasions are a fundamental and integral trait of nature and have always been present in the history of life on Earth.
This Special Issue will include original research articles and reviews by leading research entomologists, plant pathologists, weed control specialists, and associated experts. Articles will focus on the development, improvement, and implementation of invasive pest management under climate change patterns. Additionally, articles that outline the integration of effective IPM options for a given pest species under climate change patterns in food crops, forestry, and urban areas are particularly welcome.
Dr. Muhammad Haseeb
Dr. Lambert H.B. Kanga
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. Insects 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 2000 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.
- invasive pests
- climate change
- food security
- natural resources
- pest management