Special Issue on Survival Strategies, Continual Structure, Distribution, Harmfulness and Control of Curculio Glandium

Submission Deadline: Dec. 10, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Valentin Drozda
      Department of Entomology, Faculty of Plant Protection, Ecology and Biotechnology, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
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    • Anatoly Goychuk
      Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry. National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    • Nikolay Dolya
      Dean of Plant Protection, Biotechnology and Ecology Faculty, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    • Andrew Fokin
      Department of Entomology, Faculty of Plant Protection, Ecology and Biotechnology, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    • Marina Kocherga
      Department of Entomology, Faculty of Plant Protection, Ecology and Biotechnology, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    • Marina Shvets
      Department of Forest Ecology, Forestry Faculty, Zhytomyr Agro-Ecological University,, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
    • Ivanna Kulbanska
      Department of Forestry, Educational and Scientific Institute of Forestry and Landscape Gardening, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Introduction

    Agrocenoses of fruit plantations – pome, stone fruit, berry; forest ecosystems – Quercus robur L., and other species. The complex of phytophages that damage fruits – carpophages: Laspeyresia pomonella L., Laspeyresia pyrivora Danil., Laspeyresia funebrana Tr. and Laspeyresia molesta Busck., a complex moths of acorns oak. Their survival strategies, continual structure on the axis of r- and K-selection. The specifics and nature of seasonal development. Stress factors of biotic and anthropic nature.
    It is supposed to present the results of many years of research concerning the European group of moths of acorns oak that are trophically associated with Quercus sp.: Laspeyresia splendana Hb., L. fagiglandana Z., L. amplana Hb., Pammene fasciana L.
    There will be presented materials concerning the patterns of distribution, colonization of pestness and control of weevil – Curculio glandium Marsh (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), the mass distribution of which is observed in the stands of Quercus robur L.
    Entomophages are the dominant parasites and predators trophically associated with carpophages. Entomopathogens predominantly fungal and bacterial etiology. Characteristics of appropriate populations of their virulence and aggressiveness. Biological products based on them. Problems of conservation, activation and settlement of natural populations of entomophages in the context of the construction of agrocenoses in the landscape system. The role and value of species plant diversity, with pronounced consort characteristics. Theoretical and practical aspects are related to the vector – populations of entomophages as a factor in the distribution of entomopatogens. The ultimate purpose - sustainable agrocenoses and ecosystems is in accordance with the principle of implementing positive and negative feedback mechanisms. Methods of inducing mechanisms of ecosystem self-regulation and partially perennial agrocenosis.
    Berry cultures. Xylophages survival strategies: Aegeria tipuliformis Cl. и Agrilus viridus L. The specifics and nature of the development of trophic entomophages, control of numbers. The complex of lepidoptera phytophages, Tortricidae, Lapronia capitella Clerk, Zophodia grossulariella Hubner. Visual and instrumental monitoring. Methods of protection in the system of organic berry farming.
    Study of the role and significance of xylophagous populations in forest ecosystems, in particular, Siricidae (Tremex fuscicornis F.), as well as aphids as bacteriosis propagation vectors - bacterial dropsy birch, ash tuberculosis and partially transverse oak cancer.
    It is these positions that are key in the context of the special issue and as we expect will cover a wide range of our research. As regards the purpose of the special issue, will be carefully researched the peculiarities of biology and ecology of carpophages, their biotic potential, critical periods in ontogenesis, followed by the use of various methods of predominantly biogenic origin, the action of which contributes to the transfer of populations to a long-term depression.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Populations of carpophages
    2. Continual structure
    3. Monitoring techniques
    4. Vector characteristics of entomopathogens
    5. Entomophages and entomopathogens
    6. Induction of self-regulation mechanisms

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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