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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 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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Throughout the 1930s, extreme droughts – in combination with decades of misguided land-use practices – led to the iconic Dust Bowl in North America’s Great Plains. Before and after that catastrophic event, observed changes in crop production were largely explained by local-scale trends in precipitation and temperature. In the September issue of Frontiers, Peters et al. explain how ecologists can use historical climatic events to identify potential drivers of global change but should embrace a multi-scale perspective to better predict the impacts of future extremes.

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