Concordia biology professor named editor-in-chief of Ecological Monographs
by Elisabeth Faure, Concordia University
December 20, 2021
Jean-Philippe Lessard, associate professor in the Department of Biology in Concordia’s Faculty of Arts and Science, has been named the new editor-in-chief of the American-based Ecological Monographs, considered one of the most influential journals in ecology.
In his role, Lessard will lead Monographs in publishing research that elaborates on new directions for the field.
“It is a tremendous honour, a privilege and a great challenge to spearhead this historically prestigious journal into new and exciting directions while preserving the formula that made it successful,” says Lessard, who is also Concordia University Research Chair (New Scholar) in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning.
Launched by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in 1931, Monographs features research publications providing integrative documentation of major empirical and theoretical advances in the field. It consistently ranks in the top 10 journals in the ecology subcategory of the Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate Analytics.