Ecological Entomology

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

Impact Factor: 1.967

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 12/90 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

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

Virtual Issue - XXIV International Congress of Entomology 2012


We are proud to present this virtual issue, compiled from the diverse range of papers published recently in Ecological Entomology. The aim of Ecological Entomology is to publish high quality laboratory, field and theoretical research papers that will be of wide interest to the community of insect ecologists. We encourage papers that use experimental approaches to provide new insights. Particularly welcomed are submissions on evolutionary ecology, population dynamics, and community ecology, and we encourage papers on insect/plant and host/parasite interactions, as well as predator/prey associations. Articles are published as short communications, original research papers and reviews, and we welcome suggestions of novel and exciting topics for possible review papers. This virtual issue provides an indication of the breadth of topics we publish.

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CO2-mediated changes of plant traits and their effects on herbivores are determined by leaf age
Daniel J. Ballhorn, Imke Schmitt, Jonathon D. Fankhauser, Fumiaki Katagiri, Hardy Pfanz

Ecosystem engineering by leaf-cutting ants: nests of Atta cephalotes drastically alter forest structure and microclimate
Sebastian T. Meyer, Inara R. Leal, Marcelo Tabarelli, Rainer Wirth

The effect of colour variation in predators on the behaviour of pollinators: Australian crab spiders and native bees
Ana L. Llandres, Felipe M. Gawryszewski, Astrid M. Heiling, Marie E. Herberstein

Dispersal in the Glanville fritillary butterfly in fragmented versus continuous landscapes: comparison between three methods
Rongjiang Wang, Otso Ovaskainen, Yundong Cao, Houqiang Chen, Yan Zhou, Chongren Xu, Ilkka Hanski

Effects of different methods of non-lethal tissue sampling on butterflies
Daria Koscinski, Lindsay A. Crawford, Heidi A. Keller, Nusha Keyghobadi

Bacterial symbionts as mediators of ecologically important traits of insect hosts
Heike Feldhaar

Physical barriers and corridors in urban habitats affect colonisation and parasitism rates of a specialist leaf miner
Guadalupe Peralta, Maria Silvina Fenoglio, Adriana Salvo

No benefit in diversity? The effect of genetic variation on survival and disease resistance in a polygynous social insect
Anna M. Schmidt, Timothy A. Linksvayer, Jacobus J. Boomsma, Jes S. Pedersen

Entomopathogenic fungi stimulate transgenerational wing induction in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Eduardo Hatano, Jason Baverstock, Grit Kunert, Judith K. Pell, Wolfgang W. Weisser

Variation in performance of two co-occurring mosquito species across diverse resource environments: insights from nutrient and stable isotope analyses
Anne E. Winters, Donald A. Yee

A seed parasitoid wasp prevents berries from changing their colour, reducing their attractiveness to frugivorous birds
Etsuro Takagi, Kazunobu Iguchi, Masanori Suzuki, Katsumi Togashi

Application of r/K selection to macroinvertebrate responses to extreme floods
Ming-Chih Chiu, Mei-Hwa Kuo