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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

High-impact research communications, reviews, international news, etc. published by the Ecological Society of America

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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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At the interface between the terrestrial and marine realms, sandy beaches – such as these in Normandy, in northwest France – provide an assortment of valuable ecosystem services but are jeopardized by multiple threats and fragmented governance. Flanked by dunes and the surf zone, beach systems are collectively subject to so-called “coastal squeeze”, caught in a vise between sea-level rise on one side and development pressures on the other. In the December issue of Frontiers, Defeo et al. explain how in the face of an uncertain future, the sustainable management of sandy beach landscapes will necessitate their consideration as social–ecological systems.

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