Ecological Entomology

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Edited By: Jane K. Hill, Francis Gilbert and Rebeca B. Rosengaus

Impact Factor: 1.699

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 19/92 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

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Volume 40 Issue 5

Individual-level differences in generalist caterpillar responses to a plant–plant cue
Kathy M. Hughes, Ian S. Pearse, Patrick Grof-Tisza, Richard Karban

In an Issue full of interesting papers, the work of Hughes et al shows individual variation in the effects of communication-induced tree defences on a herbivore. The fascinating result is that those caterpillars having the greatest impact on tree growth are precisely those that suffer most from the induced defences. This is an important development of the field, deepening our understanding of the function and evolution of plant defence.

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Photo by Richard Karban: Platyprepia virginalis caterpillar

Photo by Richard Karban: Platyprepia virginalis caterpillar

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New Special Issue - Insects and Ecosystem Services

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Biodiversity and functioning ecosystems provide goods and services of benefit and value to human wellbeing, and this Ecological Entomology Special Issue looks at examples of ecosystem services provided by insects. This Special Issue arose from the Royal Entomological Society International Symposium ‘Insect Ecosystem Services’ at Trinity College Dublin in September 2015.Photo Credit: Jane Stout

Photo: Jane Stout

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