Call for papers! Introducing BMC Ecology and Evolution’s New Collection: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

Biodiversity helps to ensure a healthy and functioning planet. We depend on biodiversity to facilitate ecosystem services essential for life and our well-being. These include the microorganisms that enrich soil and purify water, the pollinators that give us food, and the plants that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, as the human impact on the planet intensifies, the ability of ecosystems to provide these services is increasingly compromised.

To highlight this issue and support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) 6: Clean water and sanitation13: Climate action14: Life below water and 15: Life on landBMC Ecology and Evolution have launched this collection to bring together research on:

  • the impact of human activity on biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems,
  • reducing degradation of natural habitats,
  • halting biodiversity loss and protecting threatened species,
  • sustainable use of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,
  • the trafficking of protected species and
  • the ecological impact of invasive species.

This Collection is now open for submissions!

This Collection will consider researchdatabase and software articles. Review articles will be considered at the discretion of the Journal’s Editor. Please note that unsolicited reviews will not be considered as per our submission guidelines.

Datasets, descriptions and short reports relevant to the Collection will be considered by BMC Research Notes as data or research notes. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.

Articles under consideration for publication within the collection will be assessed according to the standard BMC Ecology and Evolution editorial criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by Editorial Board Members Assoc. Prof. Gary Bucciarelli (UCLA, USA), Assoc. Prof. Luisa Orsini (University of Birmingham, UK) and Assoc. Prof. Luke Jacobus (IUPUC, USA).

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Ecology and Evolution. Please ensure you highlight in your cover letter that you are submitting to a collection and select the collection in the submission questionnaire in Editorial Manager.

If accepted for publication, an article processing charge applies. Please click here to find out about our standard waiver policy.

Submission deadline: 30th April 2023

To find out more information and read the articles in the Collection click here.

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