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: May 2017

Cover picture: In tropical regions, mangrove forests provide valuable ecosystem services but are being converted for aquaculture and agriculture. The resulting deforestation is associated with substantial greenhouse-gas emissions, which translate into an oversized land-use carbon “footprint” for food production. From an emissions standpoint, a surf and turf dinner like this one – with shrimp and steak derived from lands formerly occupied by mangroves – is roughly equivalent to driving an automobile across the US. READ MORE

Central photo: © Tom Small

Background photo: © Md Samiul Huda

Natural History Notes is movingIguana on mound

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!

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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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