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.

Congratulations to Adrian Burton on becoming a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London for his work on Frontiers’ Life Lines column.  On June 16th, Past President Professor David Cutler officially welcomed Adrian into the Society at its headquarters in Piccadilly, London, UK.

Founded in 1788, The Linnean Society is the world’s oldest active biological society. Find out more about the Linnean Society here.

 Adrian Burton at Linnean Society

Current Issue: June 2016

Cover picture: During the 18th and 19th centuries, uncontrolled commercial harvesting of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in the North Pacific resulted in population explosions of their herbivorous sea urchin prey, which in turn led to widespread losses of kelp forests. The social factors that often underlie such regime shifts can serve as early-warning indicators of change, and should be closely monitored by resource managers. READ MORE

Central photo: © N Fisher (

Background photo: E Bierman; license: CC BY 2.0

Continuing Series: Natural History Notes Iguana on mound

Frontiers is accepting submissions for our series entitled Natural History Notes. Each open-access article showcases the natural history of an organism – its morphology and behavior, its habitat, or its roles in food webs and ecosystems. Each entry in the series consists of one or two striking photos, along with a short essay explaining the scientific “story” behind the photos.

If you’re interested in learning more about the series or submitting an entry for consideration, view our author guidelines and take a look at an example.

Life Lines

Life Lines Book cover

From sacred ibis mummies, to predatory walruses, to tales of Africa’s baobab trees. Check out some of the curiosities of the natural world by downloading a FREE copy of Life Lines, the popular book by Adrian Burton, based on the Frontiers series. Go to:
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