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Neotropical Entomology

Neotropical Entomology

Editor-in-Chief: Eliana Fontes

ISSN: 1519-566X (print version)
ISSN: 1678-8052 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13744

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SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: INSECT POLLINATORS

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Neotropical Entomology invites papers for a thematic issue on topics related to insect pollinators and pollination services. Authors are invited to submit articles on aspects of biology and ecology, conservation status, major threats, mitigation measures and public protection policies for insect pollinators. The journal focuses on the Neotropical region, but since pollination services are a subject of global interest, in this volume topics should ideally be addressed more broadly. Original and opinion articles are welcome. If you wish to submit a review article, please send a pre-submission enquiry to carmen.pires@embrapa.br so that its suitability can be considered.
Deadline for submissions: July 15th 2019
GUEST EDITOR TEAM
Carmen S. S. Pires, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brazil
Márcia Motta Maués, Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Brazil
Cláudia Inês da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
AIM AND SCOPE
Estimates indicate that around 87% of the world’s plant species depend on animals to some degree for pollination, and that in tropical regions this percentage may reach 94%. Seventy-five percent the world's agricultural crops depend, at least partially, on animal pollination and the annual value of global crops directly affected by pollinators ranges from US$235 billion to US$577 billion (IPBES 2016).
The vast majority of pollinator species are wild, including species of bees, some species of flies, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, thrips, birds, bats and other vertebrates. Bees, with approximately 20,000 species described worldwide, about 5,000 of which occur in the Neotropics, represent the main group of pollinators of wild and cultivated plant species due to their dependence on floral resources such as pollen and nectar.
Pollination by bees significantly contributes to the production of 1/3 of global food crops. However, despite their importance, it is estimated that as many as two thirds of extant Neotropical bee species remain undescribed, and their role as pollinators in both natural and agricultural environments remain poorly understood. To further complicate matters, in recent decades severe declines in wild bee populations and losses of managed colonies have been reported throughout the temperate regions, which is of great concern to researchers, beekeepers and the general public alike.
Therefore, there is a pressing need to disseminate scientific evidence on (I) the diversity and importance of insect pollinators in natural and agricultural environments; (II) the main drivers of pollinator losses; and (iii) current public policies aimed at pollinator conservation. As such, this volume aims to gather and present the findings of scientific studies carried out by experts on a diverse range of subjects related to insect pollinator conservation and sustainable management. We expect these findings to promote interest and action on insect pollinator conservation and insect-friendly practices among the wider public and political institutions.
Manuscripts should be formatted according to the journal’s submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system.
IMPORTANT: You will be asked, during the submission process, if your manuscript is part of a special issue. Please respond “yes” and select the option “Insect Pollinators”.

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    Neotropical Entomology is an international journal devoted to fundamental and applied research in Entomology and Acarology with a focus on the Neotropical fauna (but not limited to it).

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