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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.Read more
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Under certain circumstances, the intense heat from large wildfires can generate strong vertical air currents, promoting the formation of massive pyrocumulonimbus clouds that may induce extreme fire behavior that overwhelms suppression capabilities. In the September issue of Frontiers, Pausas et al. describe how observed changes in natural fire regimes are driven by a combination of human factors aside from anthropogenic climate change, including ignition likelihood, ecosystem fragmentation, rural abandonment of agricultural lands, and historical fire suppression policies.Read more