Call for submissions

Frontiers is currently soliciting submissions for Frontiers EcoPics, an ongoing natural-history photo series.


About the journal

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is a benefit of membership of the Ecological Society of America. International in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, Frontiers focuses on current ecological issues and environmental challenges. Frontiers is aimed at professional ecologists and scientists working in related disciplines. With content that is timely, interesting, and accessible, even to those reading outside their own area of expertise, it has a broad, interdisciplinary appeal and is relevant to all users of ecological science, including policy makers, resource managers, and educators. Frontiers covers all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related subjects, focusing on global issues, broadly impacting research, cross-disciplinary or multi-country endeavors, new techniques and technologies, new approaches to old problems, and practical applications of ecological science. The journal is sent to all ESA members as part of their membership, and is also available to libraries via institutional subscription.

To browse a free-to-read sample issue, click here.


Current Issue: June 2019

By helping to maintain open habitats, wildfires promote diverse populations of flowering plants and their pollinators, including the California poppy (Escholzia californica) and European honeybee (Apis mellifera). Though often seen as destructive, these natural phenomena offer an abundance of other services, such as regulating catastrophic fire, controlling pests, and sustaining areas for grazing, which humans have valued for millennia. READ MORE

Central photo: © Kav777/ /

Background photo: © E Donalson /


Enjoy our series on non-academic ecological careers

Frontiers is publishing a series of articles about non-academic careers, aimed at those looking for a non-traditional career in ecology. 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

Ecological careers in nature-based non-governmental organizations

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

It’s dirty, but it’s not dirt: scientists in state policy

Ecological consulting as a career option

Opportunities in science editing

Make a difference: ecology careers in federal agencies

Ecological consultants: serving on the front lines of species and ecosystem conservation

Science and nature filmmaking: making a career of visual storytelling

Careers in Cooperative Extension

Ecological careers at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

Ecology careers in ecotourism

NEON scientist: a new career choice in ecology

All of life’s experiences count at a biological field station

A career in environmental informatics and environmental data science

Mixing ecological science into landscape architecture