Special Issue "Interactions between Oaks and Insects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2020).
Interests: acorns; engineer species; insect biodiversity; Quercus; oak–insect interactions; trophic interactions
Oaks (Quercus spp.) are popular trees that have attracted the interest of researchers, forest managers, conservationists, and the general public. Oaks are widespread over the temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere, being usually the most common species. These trees form part of the culture of many human societies, have a significant economic importance and, above all, play a crucial role in the ecosystem functioning. As a true engineer species, they not only host large numbers of organisms with which they interact directly, but also create environmental conditions that allow for the presence of many others. This Special Issue focuses on oak–insect interactions, keeping a wide perspective. Articles on the ecology of the interactions between oaks and acorn predators, leaf feeders, wood borers, or gall formers are welcome. At the same time, we encourage manuscripts analyzing how the micro-environmental conditions favored by oaks condition insect species richness and community composition.
Dr. Raul Bonal
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