Editorial Board


Ali Asghar Talebi

Insect Taxonomy &, Biological Control Department of Agricultural Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

+98 (21) 48 29 2173

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My research work concerned with the biological control of insects and systematic of Hymenoptera. I was member of Governing Board of the Entomological Society of Iran and currently as the society chair. I was Editor-in Chief of Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics and Director-in-Charge of Journal of Crop Protection and Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (JAST) . I was Dean of the College of Agriculture (TMU) from August 2014 to December 2018



Javad Karimi

Insect Pathology Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


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Javad Karimi is a professor of insect pathology at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) (2008- now) who graduated from the University of Tehran (2007). His academic teaching and research interest focuses on insect pathogens as biocontrol agents with special reference to entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) (including their symbiotic bacteria) and insect parasitic nematodes. He has an international approach to research and most of his works result from shared projects with scientists from the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, China, South Africa, and other countries. He edited a book for biological control of insects and mites in Iran which was published by Springer. He is the author of more than 70 papers and has presented at some international congresses like SIP, IOBC, ESA, and ESN as well as IPPC. During his career, he has supervised seven Ph.D. students and 30 MSc students, and three postdoc researchers.

Associate Editor

Ahad Sahragard

Insect Ecology & Biological Control Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran

+98 (13) 33 69 02 82

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Yaghoub Fathipour

Insect Ecology Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

+98 (21) 48 29 23 01

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Alireza Saboori

Acarology Department of Plant Protection, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

(+98) 26 32 81 92 56

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Shahab Manzari

Insect Systematics Insect Taxonomy Research Department,
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection,
P.O. Box 1454, Tehran 19395, Iran

+98 (0)21 22427037

h-index: 11  

Mehdi Esfandiari

Insect Systematics Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz (SCU), Ahvaz, Iran

(+98) 916 309 1998

h-index: 8  

Alireza Sazmand

Parasitology Department of Pathobiology, Veterinary Faculty,Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran


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Dr. Alireza Sazmand is Assistant Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at Department of Pathobiology, Bu-Ali Sina University in Iran. He completed a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria in 2016 on molecular epidemiology of vector-borne pathogens of camels. He holds DVM (2011) from Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran. Dr. Sazmand has published +100 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also supervising postgraduate students. He is editor for several international journals. His main focus in research are molecular epidemiology of zoonotic vector-borne parasitoses. 



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Mar Ferrer Suay

Hymenoptera Systematics Universitat de València
Facultat de Ciències Biològiques
Departament Zoologia
C/ Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot (Valencia)


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Hossein Madadi

Ecology of Insect Predators Department of Plant Protection, Bu-Ali Sin University, Hamedan, Iran


h-index: 11  

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Randy R. Gaugler

Vector Management; Medical Entomology; Microbial Control Center for Vector Biology, 180 Jones Avenue
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

848 932 9341

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Randy Gaugler had a presentation in the 100th. anniversary of first entomopathogenic nematode introduce, during 10th April, 2024 until Friday 12th of April, 2024 (Logornio, Spain organized by Raquel Campos-Herrera. The link for this as he named it as his last scientific lecture is here:

Hsin Chi

Ecological Entomology; Theoretical ecology National Chung Hsing University, Department of Entomology, Taichung, Taiwan

h-index: 36  

Jafar Mohaghegh

Insect Ecology Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection Tehran 19395, Iran

(+98) 21 22 40 30 12

h-index: 14  

Antonio Biondi

IPM, pesticide toxicology, biocontrol, invasive pest Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy


h-index: 45  


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Antonio Biondi is Full Professor in General and Applied Entomology and Coordinator of the  PhD Course in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science. He got a MS in Agriculture Science and Technology in 2009 and a PhD in Crop protection at the University of Catania in 2012. He worked, as visiting or as post doc at the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA) (Moncada, Spain), the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) (Sophia-Antipolis, France), the University of Minnesota (Saint Paul, MN, USA) and the University of California, Berkeley (USA). He was Assistant (2015-2021) and Associate Professor (2021-2023) at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the University of Catania. There he teaches classes in Applied Entomology and Integrated Pest Management to undergraduate and master students.

Dr. Biondi gave several invited talks at numerous national and international congresses, and he took part to several national and international research projects on various topics related to the sustainable control of insect pests in agro-ecosystems. Most of the scientific results have been published in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 40) and he got awarded by the yearly title of Highly cited researcher since 2019. He serves as editor for various international journals, as well as peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts and research project proposals. He currently serves ad Editor in Chief for Journal of Pest Science. From 2018 to 2022, he served as a member of the panel of experts of the French ANSES for biological risks for plant health and of the Italian Society of Entomology.



Lukasz L Stelinski

Chemical Ecology, Insect Behavior, Vectors and Pest Management Citrus Research and Education Center & Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, USA

+1 (863) 956-8851

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My research focuses on development of integrated management strategies for insect pest control. Although citrus is the focal commodity for my current research program, I extensively collaborate with colleagues on research projects involving insect pests of temperate tree fruit, small fruit (both temperate and tropical), as well as in other agricultural commodities such as ornamental plants and vegetables. My research interests include both principles-level fundamental questions as well as practical applied questions geared toward providing solutions to major problems facing a diversity of agricultural commodities. My philosophy is to meld basic and applied research as a single pursuit. My approach is to conduct research on the behavior and ecology of insects and subsequently develop biorational management solutions. Current ongoing projects include: 1) development of behavior modifying chemicals, including attractants and repellents, for pest control with a focus on but not exclusive to citrus pests, 2) toxicological investigations of insect growth regulators, 3) quantitative measurement of pest movement patterns and dispersal behavior in relation to management practices, 4) identification of herbivore induced volatile emissions from plant roots that recruit entomopathogenic nematodes, 5) development and optimization of mating disruption technologies for moth pests, 6) enhancement of biological control by identification and development of recruitment pheromones and kairomones for natural enemies, 7) pesticide resistance management, 8) development of antifeedants to prevent plant pathogen transmission by insect vectors, 9) pheromone-mediated multitrophic parasitoid-prey interactions, 10) insect sensory physiology as it relates to pheromone and kairomone perception, and 11) optimization of pesticide spray technologies.


Applied Chemical Ecology, Insect Behavior and Sensory Physiology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Integrated Pest Management, Insect Vector-Pathogen Interactions, Pest Management in Citrus

Masood Amir- Maafi

Insect Ecology Sunn Pest Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection,,1454, Tehran,19395 Iran

+98 990 206 2864

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Peng Han

Agricultural entomology, biological control, community ecology, bottom-up effects of abiotic variables on crop-insect pest-natural enemies multitrophic interactions, indirect interactions School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, China


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Dr. Peng Han is a professor and research scientist from Yunnan University (China), the head of the lab "EEBIM" - (Ecological Entomology and Biological Invasion Management). The research key words of him lab include: Entomology; Insect ecology; Bottom-up effect, top-down effects and indireaction interactions in "Soil-crop-insect pests-natural enemies" multitrophic interactions; Chemical ecology; Plant defense priming; Invasive insect pest management; Development of "Multi-dimensional Managment of Multiple pests (3M)" theoretical framework.

He started his PhD study in Université Côte d’Azur (formerly named as Université Nice Sophia Antipolis) under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Desneux (together with Dr. Eric Wajnberg and Dr. Anne-violette Lavoir) in France in 2011. Since then, he developed a series of manipulative experiments to explore the bottom-up effects of nitrogen inputs on “tomato-insect pests-natural enemies” multitrophic interactions, the indirect interactions as well as the biological control of Tuta absoluta. He then worked as a visiting research associate in INRAe Sophia Antipolis from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, he started to work as a full researcher in Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XIEG-CAS). He led one CAS-STS project “IPM of Tuta absoluta in Xinjiang”, one international project “IPM of Tuta absoluta in Tajikistan” as well as one NSFC project "Multitrophic interactions and impacts on pest managment". At the end of 2021, he moved to Yunnan University as the PI for the new lab “EEBIM”. He has published over 40 scientific papers with some key ones in Annual Review of Entomology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Journal of Pest Science and Entomologia Generalis. Notably, Dr. Han has led one review article on Tuta absoluta in Asia (Han et al. 2019), and co-led one review article on IPM of Tuta absoluta worldwide (Desneux et al. 2022). While Dr. Han is a regular reviewer for more than 10 journals, he also serves as the editorial member of Journal of Pest Science and Entomologia Generalis.

Education: BS, Hunan Agricultural
University (China); MS: Huazhong
Agricultural University (China); PhD: University of Nice Sophia
Antipolis (France)
Areas of responsibility: Agricultural entomology, biological control,
community ecology, bottom-up effects of abiotic variables on crop-insect
pest-natural enemies multitrophic interactions, indirect interactions, IPM
of invasive species, ecology and management of Tuta absoluta
Email: penghan@ynu.edu.cn
Other editorial duties: Associate editors for the Journal of Pest Science, Entomologia Generalis

Alireza Bandani

Insect Physiology Department of Plant Protection, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

+98-26-32 81 87 05

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Shalva Barjadze

Taxonomy, biodiversity and phylogeny Institute of Zoology, Ilia State University (ISU), Tbilisi, Georgia

(+995) 599 26 60 83

h-index: 8  

Ebrahim Ebrahimi

Insect Systematics Insect Taxonomy Research Department,
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran,Iran

+98 21 22 40 30 12

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Dimitrios Ch. Kontodimas

Biocontrol and Insect Ecology Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology
Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology
Benaki Phytopathological Institute
8 Stefanou Delta, 14561 Kifissia, Greece


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Dr Dimitrios Ch. Kontodimas was born at November 1971 in Athens. He completed his B.Sc. at Agricultural University of Athens (1995) and his Ph.D. (2003) in Entomology at the same University.  He is employed as Head Research Scientist at Benaki Phytopathological Institute (B.P.I.), Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology and he is Head of Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology. In addition he was teacher of “Plant Protection in Viticulture” in Technological Educational Institution of Athens and “Integrated Management of arthropods” in Msc of Sustainable Agriculture in Business in International University of Greece.

Reza Talaei-Hassanlouei

Biological Control Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

(+98) 912 567 7141

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Hossein Ranjbar Aghdam

Insect Ecology $ Biological Control Agricultural Entomology Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran

+98 21 22 40 30 12

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Masoumeh Ziaee

Toxicology Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz (SCU), Ahvaz, Iran

(+98) 914 186 5485

h-index: 14  

Jalal Jalali Sendi

Insect Physiology Department of Plant Protection, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


h-index: 23  

Bahram Naseri

Insects Ecophysiology Department of Plant Protection
Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
Ardabil, Iran

+98 9142857597

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Associate Editor

Ary Faraji

Medical Entomology -Public Health and Biology Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District, Utah and University of Utah, USA

+1 801-355-9221

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American Mosquito Control Association


Editorial Board

Azadeh Karimi Malati

Insect Ecology Department of Plant Protection, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran


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Mohammad Amin Jalali

Insect Ecology and Biocontrol Department of Plant Protection,College of Agriculture,Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan

7713936417, Rafsanjan, Iran

+98 917 119 4962

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Fatemeh Yarahmadi

Toxicology Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Mollasani, Khuzestan, Iran

+98-61-25 36 24 52

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Jahangir Khajehali

Toxicology Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan Iran

+98 31 33913403

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Academic Position:

Associate Professor

Academic Degree:

Bsc: Plant Protection, 1994, Isfahan University of Technology, IRAN.

Msc: Agricultural Entomology, 1997, Tarbiat Modarres University, IRAN.


PhD: Insect Toxicology and Physiology , 2010, Ghent University, Belgium

Theses Title:

Msc Thesis: Leafhopper fauna (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of potato fields in Isfahan and Fereidan.


PhD Thesis: Mechanisms of acaricide resistance in strains of Tetranychus urticae: a genetic, biochemical and molecular approach.

Najmeh Sahebzadeh

Insect Genetics Department of Plant Protection, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran


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Assistant Editor

Azadeh Farazmand

Ecology and biocontrol, predatory acari ss: Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Agricultural Zoology, Chamran Highway, Yemen Street, Tehran, Iran
Postal Code: 1985813111


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Ehsan Torabi

Toxicology Department of Plant Protection, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran


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Zahra Tazerouni

Biocontrol Biological Control Departmen, Golsam Gorgan and Raha Andish Kavan Company,No. 18, Khazar St., Elahiyeh, Tehran


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Founding Editor

Hayk Mirzayans

Insect Systematics Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran


Hayk Mirzayans ( هایک میرزایانس; Հայկ Միրզաեանս; 1920 – April 2, 1999)

Hayk Mirzayans was an Iranian -Armenian entomologist. He was born in Qazzvin, Iran, to an Armenian family. He completed his primary and high school education in Qazvin and Tehran, and graduated from the University of Tehran, Faculty of Agriculture (Karaj) in 1945, upon which he was hired by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Together with a few fellow graduate students and with the aid of Russian entomologists Drs. Alexandrov, Chovachin and Kiriokhin, Mirzayans founded the Entomology and Plant Pathology Research Department, which later (in 1962) became the Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute. Despite logistic and budgetary restrictions at the time, Mirzayans managed to conduct several expeditions across the country, and his collection of insects from 1945 became the first specimens to be deposited in the departmental collection, which would later become the largest insect collection in Iran and named in his honour, the Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum (HMIM).

Mirzayans' knowledge of several languages (including Russian, French and English), communication skills and perseverance led to scientific collaborations and exchanges with many entomologists and entomological institutions around the world and resulted in growth of the insect collection and creation of an entomological library. Mirzayans was also one of the founding members of the Entomological Society of Iran (ESI) in 1965, and an active participant in the society's activities throughout his life, serving as a member of board of directors. He was the first chief editor of the Journal of Entomological Society of Iran (JESI) for many years.

Mirzayans specialized in taxonomy of Orthoptera of the Palaerarctic region but had a keen interest in several other groups including Hemiptera. He retired in 1979 but continued to work in his office in the Insect Taxonomy Research Department until the end of his life. During over 53 years of work, he trained many young entomologists, published many books and papers and described several new genera and species of insects for Iran. Several plant and insect species have been named in his honour



Editorial Board Assistant

Fatemeh Hamzavi

Agricultural Entomology Higher Education Complex of Saravan


Technical Editor

Samira Sinaie

Entomology Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


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Bashir Adel

Genetics Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

+98 911 616 4594