Agricultural and Forest Entomology

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Edited By: Allan D. Watt, Hefin Jones and Barbara Ekbom

Impact Factor: 1.556

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 24/90 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1461-9563

Associated Title(s): Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

Virtual Issue - Pests in Agriculture and Forestry Nov 2011

Pests in Agriculture and Forestry

Pests in Agriculture and Forestry

Insects continue to be a major limiting factor to production in our fields and forests. New challenges include understanding the consequences of climate change and expansion of species’ geographical distribution for plant and forest protection. In addition, because methods of controlling pests may have serious and negative impacts on biological diversity and ecosystem functions it is necessary to consider pest management in a wide context. A fundamental requirement for work with insect pests is an increase in our knowledge about the interactions between pests and their abiotic and biotic environment. Biological control is often an important component of pest management strategies and an understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of natural enemies will improve these strategies. This virtual issue includes recent contributions to Agricultural and Forest Entomology that illustrate the diversity of research conducted in this important area of entomology. Studies from all over the globe including diverse ecological systems are represented in this issue. We hope that these examples of articles can serve as an inspiration to future contributors to Agricultural and Forest Entomology so we can continue to publish papers with broad appeal to our readers.

Climate change scenarios and models yield conflicting predictions about the future of an invasive species in North America
Anna K. Mika and Jonathan A. Newman

The impact of an insecticide on insect flower visitation and pollination in an agricultural landscape
Claire Brittain, Riccardo Bommarco, Marco Vighi, Stefania Barmaz, Josef Settele and Simon G. Potts

Individual growth rates do not predict aphid population densities under altered atmospheric conditions
Edward B. Mondor, Caroline S. Awmack and Richard L. Lindroth

Efficacy of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema kraussei and Heterorhabditis megidis against the black vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus in open field-grown strawberry plants
Solveig Haukeland and Theodora Lola-Luz

Flight ability and reproductive development in newly-emerged pine weevil Hylobius abietis and the potential effects of climate change
Janine Y. Tan, David Wainhouse, Keith R. Day and Geoffrey Morgan

Facilitation in bark beetles: endemic mountain pine beetle gets a helping hand
Gregory D. Smith, Allan L. Carroll and B. Staffan Lindgren

Risk posed by the invasive defoliator Uraba lugens to New Zealand native flora
Toni M. Withers, Karina J.B. Potter, Shaun A. Forgie, Quentin E. Paynter and Darren J. Kriticos

The constraints of selecting for insect resistance in plantation trees
Martin L. Henery

Enhancing rape pollen beetle parasitism within sown flower fields along a landscape complexity gradient
Barbara E. Scheid, Carsten Thies and Teja Tscharntke

Arthropod diversity and community composition on wild and cultivated rice
Yolanda H. Chen and Carmencita C. Bernal

Relating rainfall and vegetation greenness to the biology of spur-throated and Australian plague locusts
Martin J. Steinbauer

Optimizing biocontrol using phenological day degree models: the European earwig in pipfruit orchards
Rob Moerkens, Bruno Gobin, Gertie Peusens, Herman Helsen, Richard Hilton, Hazem Dib, David Max Suckling and Herwig Leirs