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
Building with nature: Ecological design for next-generation cities
The Ecological Society of America turns 100 this year, with many reflections on the achievements of the discipline and the big questions for ecologists as we embark on a new century marked by great environmental upheaval. ...
Study finds black bears in Yosemite forage primarily on plants and nuts
Black bears in Yosemite National Park that don't seek out human foods subsist primarily on plants and nuts, according to a study conducted by biologists at UC San Diego who also found that ants and other sources of animal ...
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.
New international standards needed to manage ocean noise
As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities and environmental organizations are calling for new global standards ...
Scientists propose polar protection plan
International scientists have proposed a new pathway for saving the Arctic and Antarctic from their greatest menace – climate change.
Biologist floats idea of whale-hunting compromise
Is it time to cut a deal with Japan on whaling?
New, ultra-detailed maps of Great Lakes recreational use will inform restoration priorities
University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues have created exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational activities and say the information can be used to help prioritize restoration projects.
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.
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.