Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It is published ten times per year by the Ecological Society of America and is its official journal. Its focus is on on present day concerns pertaining to ecological and environmental issues. Interdisciplinary coverage includes all timely topics pertaining to ecology, the environment, and related subjects. The journal publishes articles about global issues, cross disciplinary research, multi country collaboration, current techniques, the latest technology, new perspectives to address old problems, and applications for the science of ecology. The intended readership is professional ecologists, other scientists in complementary fields, and other readers going beyond their expertise. This publication is also aimed at all consumers of the journal s coverage such as policy makers, resource managers and educators. Publishing formats are peer reviewed review articles, short communications, current news, current issues debates, legal issues, and a columnist. This journal is indexed in the following databases: With a 2010 impact factor of 8.820 this journal is ranked 2nd out of 180 journals in the
To avoid dangerous shark encounters, information trumps culling
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has a terrifying reputation. Shark attacks, though very rare, loom large in our imaginations, drawing intense media attention when they occur. Recent injuries in North Carolina ...
Researchers show the risk of shark attacks is way down
We are in the midst of a shark frenzy.
Up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by local agriculture
New farmland-mapping research published today (June 1) shows that up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.
Struggling plants contend with more fire and slower growth
The one-two punch of hotter, drier climates and increased fires may leave plants caught out, threatening species existence in biodiversity hotspots worldwide, including Australia's south west and regions of California.
Citizen science helps predict spread of sudden oak death
Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious tree-killing disease, have gotten a big boost from the work of grassroots volunteers.
Current residential development research is a poor foundation for sustainable development
Globally, residential development is a leading driver of natural resource consumption, native species decline and fossil fuel emissions.
Targeting threats alone 'won't save our wildlife'
The world needs to rethink its approach to conservation if it is to save nature from a looming wave of extinctions.
Conservation organizations need to keep up with nature
Nature is on the move. As the impacts of climate change reveal themselves, species and ecosystems are moving in response. This poses a fundamental challenge to conservation organizations—how do you conserve something that ...
Mitigation-driven animal translocations are problematic
The use of animal translocations as a means to mitigate construction projects and other human developments is a widespread animal-management tool. A paper published today, produced through collaboration of conservationists ...
Pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved
How can biodiversity be preserved in a world in which traditional ecosystems are increasingly being displaced by "man-made nature"? Biologists at the TU Darmstadt and ETH Zurich have developed a new concept for conservation ...