Special Issue "Research in Chemical Ecology of Insects of Significance to Forestry and Agriculture"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Ecology, Diversity and Conservation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Peter Mayo
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Guest Editor
Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, 1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5P7, Canada
Interests: chemical ecology; organic synthesis; pheromone production, forest insects, alien invasives

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Issue will pertain to the semiochemistry of any and all insect species, with an emphasis on forest insects, insect pests of agricultural significance, alien invasives to North America, and alien invasives present on other continents. The emphasis will be on the identification of novel pheromones or pheromone components, as well as on the potential use of pheromones as biorational control methods for insect pests.

We invite authors to submit studies of synthetic semiochemicals with characterization data using standard spectroscopic methods.

Dr. Peter Mayo
Guest Editor

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 2600 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.


  • pheromones
  • forest insect pests
  • agricultural insect pests
  • synthesis
  • biorational control by semiochemicals
  • alien invasives

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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