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.

             New Series: Natural History Notes Iguana on mound

Frontiers is accepting submissions for our cool new series, launched in March 2015, entitled Natural History Notes. Each open access article showcases the natural history of an organism – its morphology and behavior, their habitats, 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.

This new series is already getting a lot of attention. Check out the latest essay, or view our submission guidelines if you’re interested in learning more about the series or submitting an entry.

Current Issue: May 2015

Cover picture: Certain types of vegetation can build and anchor natural dunes, creating more resilient coasts and guarding human structures from storm-related damage. When rapid erosion threatened the historic brick lighthouse at North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras, the National Park Service first tried to stabilize it by constructing rock groins. However, the dynamic shoreline simply shifted around these static structures, so the 4830-ton sentinel was eventually moved behind the vegetated sand dunes for protection. MORE

Central  photo: mdulieu/

Background photo: US National Park Service