The polar regions, the Arctic and Antarctic, have long been a source of fascination. Their terrestrial ecosystems are dominated, not by charismatic vertebrates, but rather by often cryptic communities of invertebrates, in particular different orders of insects (e.g., diptera, lepidoptera, coleoptera, and hemiptera). In recent years, studies of polar invertebrates have accelerated rapidly, spanning subjects from biodiversity and biogeography to physiological adaptation, molecular ecology, and the various omics disciplines. This Special Issue invites submissions across all relevant discipines, and both polar regions (including comparative studies with other extreme environments such as desert and alpine regions). Recognising that polar entomologists have traditionally included studies of other "lower" arthropod groups such as Collembola and Acari, we are not restricting this call for papers to the insects "sensu stricto".
Dr. Peter Convey, Dr Scott Hayward, Dr Toke Hoye, Dr Ian Hogg, Dr Steve Coulson, Guest Editors
Manuscript Submission Information (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/insects/special_issues/mr_AEnt)
Deadline extended to 31 January