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Call for papers - Ecology and evolution of plant–pollinator interactions

Guest Editors

Jay D. Evans, PhD, USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory, USA
Coline Jaworski, PhD, INRAE Sophia-Antipolis, France

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 10 January 2025

BMC Ecology and Evolution invites submissions to our Collection on the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator interactions. This call for papers aims to capture the essence of the ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-pollinator interactions while emphasizing their significance in the context of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 15: Life on Land, and SDG 13: Climate Action.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Jay D. Evans, PhD, USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory, USA

Dr Jay Evans has undergraduate (Princeton University) and graduate (University of Utah) degrees in Biology. He is a Lead Scientist in the US Department of Agriculture’s Bee Research Laboratory (Beltsville, MD). He is interested in the ways micronutrients, stress, and disease interact to harm honey bees and has been focused on looking for safe medicines to reduce the impacts of bee disease. He has enjoyed mentoring dozens of students and professional researchers and has helped push forward bee science in different fields, more info can be found here. He also writes a monthly research column for Bee Culture magazine and enjoys frequent talks with beekeepers.

Coline Jaworski, PhD, INRAE Sophia-Antipolis, France

Dr Coline Jaworski is an Agroecologist working on plant-insect interactions and associated ecosystem services at INRAE, within the fields of community ecology, chemical ecology (especially floral scent), behavioural ecology, and landscape ecology. She notably works on the impacts of global change – climate change and land-use change – on ecosystem services (mainly pollination and biocontrol) and ecosystem functioning. She also develops research on conservation biological control and strategies to mitigate negative impacts of global changes on biodiversity.

About the Collection

BMC Ecology and Evolution invites submissions to our Collection on the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator interactions. With global attention on biodiversity conservation and restoration, acknowledging the indispensable role of plant-pollinator relationships is paramount. The interdependence between flora and pollinators serves as a cornerstone for ecosystem health and resilience. 

This collection aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 15: Life on Land and SDG 13: Climate Action

Potential topics for submission include but are not limited to:
• Behavioral ecology of pollinators
• Pollinator-mediated selection on floral traits
• Coevolutionary dynamics between plants and pollinators
• Effects of habitat fragmentation on plant-pollinator interactions
• Climate change impacts on pollination networks
• Mechanisms shaping mutualistic relationships
• Evolutionary adaptations in floral traits and pollinator behaviors
• Impact of environmental changes on plant-pollinator networks
• Conservation strategies to safeguard pollinator diversity

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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Ecology and evolution of plant–pollinator interactions" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.