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Journal of Pest Science

Journal of Pest Science

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Traugott

ISSN: 1612-4758 (print version)
ISSN: 1612-4766 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10340

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Michael Traugott
Institute of Ecology
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 25
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43(0) 512 507 51670
Fax: +43(0) 512 507 51799
E-mail: Michael.Traugott@uibk.ac.at
Webpage: http://ecology.uibk.ac.at

Reviews Editor

Nicolas Desneux, Sophia-Antpolis, France
E-mail: nicolas.desneux@sophia.inra.fr
Prospective review authors should contact the Reviews Editor before submitting a manuscript

Subject Editors

Nuria Agusti, Cabrils (Barcelona), Spain
Christos Athanassiou, N. Ionia, Greece
Andrea Battisti, Legnaro, Italia
Paul Becher, Alnarp, Sweden
Carly Benefer, Plymouth , UK
Antonio Biondi, Catania, Italy
Chris Cutler, Truro, Canada
Nicolas Desneux, Sophia-Antpolis, France
Jian J. Duan, Newark, Delaware, USA
Vesna Gagic, Brisbane, Australia 
Yulin Gao, Beijing, China
Jürgen Gross, Dossenheim, Germany
Peng Han, Urumqi, China
Tim Haye, Delemont, Switzerland
Ivan Hiltpold,  Newark, USA
Rami Horowitz, Negev, Israel
Christian Imholt, Munster, Germany
Murray B. Isman, Vancouver, Canada
Lara R. Jaber, Amman, Jordan
Stefan Jaronski, Sydney, USA
Mattias Jonsson, Uppsala, Sweden
Blas Lavandero, Talca , Chile
Sarina Macfadyen, Acton, Australia
Rainer Meyhöfer, Hannover, Germany
Enrique Quesada Moraga, Cordoba, Spain
Emmanouil Roditakis, Heraklion Crete, Greece
Guy Smagghe, Ghent, Belgium
Christian Stauffer, Wien, Austria
John D. Sweeney, Fredericton, Canada 
Donald Weber, Beltsville, USA

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Traugott 

Michael graduated in Zoology and Agroecology in 1997 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Innsbruck in 2001. In 2007 he obtained his professorial qualification ("Habilitation") in Ecology at the University of Innsbruck.
His scientific interests cover the ecology of invertebrates in natural and managed ecosystems and the role these organisms play in providing ecosystem services such as pest control. Michael is especially interested in trophic and food web ecology, including novel approaches such as molecular techniques to study trophic interactions under natural conditions. Both above- and below-ground systems have been addressed in his work, including arable and natural ecosystems.
At the Institute of Ecology Michael leads the Applied and Trophic Ecology research group. Furthermore, he acts as the coordinator and spokesman of the Research Unit for Mountain Agriculture at the University of Innsbruck and is the convenor of the IOBC/WPRS working group soil insect pests.

Reviews Editor: Nicolas Desneux 

Nico received his doctoral degree in behavioural biology and ecotoxicology from the University of Paris XI. He subsequently was a research associate in North America working in the fields of biological control and ecology of invasive species for several years.
In 2008 he obtained a research scientist position at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Sophia-Antipolis (France).
Nico has a solid appreciation in insect ecology and agricultural systems and his scientific interests cover the fields of community ecology, classical and conservation biological control, and ecotoxicology. Specifically, he conducts research related to the management of invasive pests including the ecology of their natural enemies. Additionally, he is heavily involved in research projects aiming to assess side effects of pesticides such as sublethal effects and GM crops on natural enemies and pollinators, and more broadly on ecosystem services. He leads basic and applied research projects related to the management of insect pests in Europe and abroad (e.g. USA and China).

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    Journal of Pest Science publishes high-quality papers on all aspects of pest science in agriculture, horticulture (including viticulture), forestry, urban pests, and stored products research, including health and safety issues.

    Journal of Pest Science reports on advances in control of pests and animal vectors of diseases, the biology, ethology and ecology of pests and their antagonists, and the use of other beneficial organisms in pest control. The journal covers all noxious or damaging groups of animals, including arthropods, nematodes, molluscs, and vertebrates.

    Journal of Pest Science devotes special attention to emerging and innovative pest control strategies, including the side effects of such approaches on non-target organisms, for example natural enemies and pollinators, and the implementation of these strategies in integrated pest management.

    Journal of Pest Science also publishes papers on the management of agro- and forest ecosystems where this is relevant to pest control. Papers on important methodological developments relevant for pest control will be considered as well.

    Moreover, the journal welcomes Rapid Communications which are shorter papers on pressing topics in pest control which are of broad interest, as for example findings on newly establishing or invading pests of major crops. These articles will be fast-tracked, to rapidly provide scientists and pest control practitioners with the latest information.

    Review papers are usually invited from the editorial board but proposals for review papers can be sent to the Journal of Pest Science Reviews Editor. The journal also considers Commentaries on published papers, principally papers which have been published in Journal of Pest Science.

    For more information please read "Editorial 2012: shaping the profile of Journal of Pest Science", J Pest Sci (2012) 85:1–3.

    We aim to provide rapid publication and speedy responses to authors, with all papers being reviewed by independent referees.

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