"Insects" calls for submissions to special issue, "Locusts and Grasshoppers: Biology, Ecology and Management"
January 15, 2020
Locusts and grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) are among the most serious agricultural pests worldwide. By inflicting damage to pasturelands and a wide range of crops, they jeopardize food security and livelihoods of about 10% of the world’s population. Their outbreaks, which in case of locusts can escalate to transcontinental plagues, require huge efforts of national plant protection agencies and international cooperation to control them. Being extremely adaptable to recent climate changes, locusts and grasshoppers present new challenges to researchers and pest managers. The current Special Issue addresses some of the newest insights surrounding biology, ecology and management of these ancient enemies of agriculturists.
With that, the journal “Insects” (Impact Factor 2.139) just published a call for submissions to the Special Issue "Locusts and Grasshoppers: Biology, Ecology and Management."