Acta Entomologica Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 65 ›› Issue (3): 257-260.doi: 10.16380/j.kcxb.2022.03.001

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Chemical ecology in the era of omics: New missions of a traditional interdiscipline

LI Jing-Jing1, LIU Yang2, WANG Gui-Rong2,*, YAN Feng-Ming1,*   

  1.  (1. College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China; 2. Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)
  • Online:2022-03-20 Published:2022-03-24

Abstract: As a traditional interdiscipline, the content of chemical ecology is becoming more and more abundant in solving the problems of agricultural and forestry production and human health. Meanwhile, the application of new techniques has greatly promoted the development of the chemical ecology by deepening and widening our understanding of chemical communication among organisms. Articles in this special issue of “Insect Chemical Ecology” reflect, to a certain extent, the characteristics of chemical ecology research in China, i.e., agricultural and forestry orientation, application of both traditional and modern techniques, and almost keeping pace with international levels. In the era of omics, chemical ecology, with its interdisciplinary characteristics and by strengthening collaboration among scientists of different fields, will certainly play more important roles in different areas including food safety, ecological conservation, as well as for solutions of global climatic change.

Key words: Chemical ecology, omics, agricultural and forestry application, interdiscipline, insects