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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, issued 10 times per year, consists of peer-reviewed, synthetic review articles on all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related disciplines, as well as short, high-impact research communications of broad interdisciplinary appeal. Additional features include editorials, breaking news (domestic and international), a letters section, job ads, and special columns.

Current Issue: March 2018

Cover picture: Although often centered on insects, discussion of declining pollinator populations should not overlook the vertebrate animals that pollinate many flowering plant species. In the March issue of Frontiers, Ratto et al. review how birds, bats, rodents, and lizards – such as this blue-tailed day gecko (Phelsuma cepediana) – are crucial for the reproductive success of ecologically important wild plants, as well as economically valuable crops. READ MORE

Central photo: © DM Hansen

Background photo: © I Kapoor/Dreamstime.com

Seeking submissions for series on non-academic ecological careers

Contact Sue Silver (suesilver@esa.org) for more details or with pre-submission inquiries.

All articles in the series are free to read. See the list below for what’s been published so far:
Exploring Ecological Careers – a new Frontiers series
Museum careers – so much more than curating collections!
Expect the unexpected: private-sector careers
Breaking into science writing
An ecologist’s guide to careers in science policy advising
Careers in science diplomacy and international policy

Upcoming articles will cover careers in ecological consulting, science editing, federal agencies, biological field stations, wildlife filmmaking, federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and cooperative extension services.

We’re still looking for articles about ecological/environmental entrepreneurship, education, ecotourism, and science communication, and are open to hearing about other nontraditional ecological career paths outside of academia.