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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

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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.
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Molecular detection techniques can be used in species monitoring, pathogen surveillance, dietary analysis, and a variety of other ecological applications. In the February 2020 issue of Frontiers, Mosher et al. present a communication framework that can help to guide collaborative partnerships between laboratory scientists, resource managers, and ecologists who employ these techniques.

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Maps that display the geographic ranges of species, including the iconic African baobab (Adansonia digitata and its close relatives), have traditionally appeared as oversimplified illustrations. These uniform depictions overlook variations in environmental factors, interspecific interactions, and human pressures that exist across a species’ distribution. In the June issue of Frontiers, Harris et al. explain how adding such detail or “texture” to range maps can help scientists and cartographers improve conservation efforts of imperiled taxa, promote interdisciplinary collaborations, and facilitate stakeholder engagement.

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