Call for Papers

2021 Focus Issue on The Chemical Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions
Guest Edited by Sara Hermann, Jennifer Thaler
Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2021
Anticipated Publication Date: June 2021

In this special feature, we will examine the ways in which chemical cues, derived from predators, prey or the broader environment mediate or modulate predator-prey interactions. The goal is to present approaches and systems that are changing our fundamental understanding of how predators influence prey populations in both natural and applied contexts with a special focus on the impact of predation risk. We hope to gain a greater understanding of how chemical ecology might provide unifying trends across taxa and help shape how we approach multi-trophic interactions and food-web theory.

Suggested Topics (but not limited to): 1/ Predator cues and their influence on prey ecology; 2/ The impact of prey alarm cues on predator success or prey escape; 3/ The influence of plant defensive chemistry on predator-prey dynamics. Reviews or original research papers are welcome.

Authors interested in contributing should indicate this in the cover letter when submitting papers online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/joce/default.aspx

Please contact Sara Hermann (slh@psu.edu), or Jennifer Thaler (jst37@cornell.edu) for more information.