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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Long-distance Aussie migratory birds 'under threat'
Two once-common migratory birds have been nominated this week for admission to Australia's list of threatened species.
Ecosystems can have their fish, and we can eat them too
Tighter bag limits for fishermen have been identified as an important key to ocean ecosystem conservation.
'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown
In the United States, natural-gas production from shale rock has increased by more than 700 percent since 2007. Yet scientists still do not fully understand the industry's effects on nature and wildlife, ...
Fake flooding impacts considered
Artificial flooding may be a water-efficient way to irrigate dry landscapes but scientists warn it is not a solution for all problems and the ecological impact needs more thorough monitoring.
Whales as ecosystem engineers
"Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part," wrote Herman Melville in Moby Dick. Today, we no longer dread whales, but their subtlety ...
No quick fix for those melting glaciers
Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic ...
Climate engineering can't erase climate change
Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn't going to help us get around what we have to do says a new report authored by researchers at six universities, including Simon Fraser University.