Predicting the risk of introduction, establishment and spread of non-native harmful species, or shifts in the distribution of native pest species, due to international trade and/or global change, is considered essential to improve biosecurity planning and pest management.
This special issue will highlight theoretical concepts, as well as the development and use of different tools to model the introduction, establishment, spread and distribution shift of pests and vectors of human diseases. Reviews of the kind that break new ground in some way, pointing in a new direction based on recent developments, and even doing comparative analyses are highly encouraged. Also, primary research papers that show emphasis on advancing our knowledge on spatially explicit predictive modeling of the introduction (e.g. pathways), establishment, spread and changes in species distribution (e.g. SDM), of non-native species (pests and disease vectors), as well as changes in pest distribution associated with climate or land-use change are welcome.
Instructions for Authors
Manuscript submission deadline: March 15, 2018.
Special Issue Publication Date: October-December, 2018.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ttpm. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed following strict standards. Papers will be published in print in the journal as soon as accepted, and will be listed together to be published in paper in the special issue.