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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: December 2017

Cover picture: Just as some physicians have stepped away from the lab bench and stepped up to the bedside to engage in “translational medicine”, many ecologists are now collaborating with stakeholders to practice “translational ecology” – the theme of Frontiers’December Special Issue. An ongoing partnership between researchers and habitat managers, for instance, has helped to inform decision making to protect populations of the endangered California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni). READ MORE

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Background photo: © I Kuzmin/

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The Frontiers series Natural History Notes was launched in March 2015 and has proved a great success, with over 60 Notes submitted. However, Frontiers is due to begin publishing a new series next year and so the Natural History Notes series must come to an end in this journal. We will publish all the currently accepted manuscripts so the series will continue well into 2017, but we are no longer accepting new submissions.

We are delighted to announce that the series will continue, in a slightly altered form, in our sister journal, Ecology, under the title The Scientific Naturalist. Submissions should be uploaded to the Ecology online submission system at: A slightly amended set of instructions for authors can be found on the Ecology website at: The new series is intended to continue to attract a wide audience by showcasing the natural histories of organisms (their morphology and behavior, their life histories, their habitats, and their roles in food webs and ecosystems) and open questions or new hypotheses arising from them. Submissions about animals, plants, fungi, or microorganisms are all welcome.

Frontiers will be starting a new natural history photographic feature – details coming soon!