Thank you for visiting this new new online gathering place for current and prospective authors working in ecology, environmental and climate science.
Why a PLOS Ecology Community?
1) To provide informal online avenues for researcher collaboration and discussion of timely ecology, environmental and climate science research.
In creating new Web-based discipline-specific communities for researchers, PLOS is seeking to expand the ways researchers can highlight and exchange views on previously published research articles in their fields and newly published articles of note — involving the authors of that work with their peers and other informed readers in these discussions.
To this end, content creation on this and other discipline specific PLOS sites will be managed by Community Site Editors who are practicing researchers (external to PLOS), with the majority of blog posts on the sites written for researchers, by researchers.
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2) To showcase new ecology and climate research in collections curated by PLOS Academic Editors.
Another key component of the new PLOS communities will be collections organized into broad categories, in response to the commonly articulated request from our users that we provide more structured and efficient access to papers of interest in the PLOS corpus. PLOS welcomes submissions in ecology and climate science and collections will be updated regularly with newly published content.
How do I get involved in the PLOS Ecology Community?
- Be a regular reader and join the discussion by leaving questions and comments after posts
- Subscribe to this page
- Follow @PLOSEcology and subscribe to the PLOS Ecology Twitter list. Use both to share news and links with fellow community members
- Share this site with your peers and colleagues
- Suggest a paper for inclusion in the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and/or Responding to Climate Change research collections.
- Write a blog post; use it to discuss an ecology or climate science research article, cover a scientific meeting, discuss a new research trend or tool, or interview a mentor
- Suggest a previous or newly published ecology, environmental or climate science research article for community review and discussion
A welcome message from PLOS Ecology Community Editor & PLOS ONE Ecology Section Editor, Ben Bond-Lamberty
Ecology and its various sub-fields are all moving towards increased transparency, reproducibility, and experimental rigor. PLOS and other open access publishers have played a key role in facilitating these changes across our disciplines.With its three excellent blog editors, introduced below, the PLOS Ecology Community promises to be an important venue for expanding and refining science communication among ecologists; scientists in related fields; policymakers and other stakeholders; and the broader world. I’m excited to see where this Community goes!
Introducing our PLOS Ecology Community Blog Editors
Sasha Wright, PhD is a Plant Biologist and Theoretical Ecologist, a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a Professor of urban ecology at FIT and Bard College. In her research she focuses on how environmental severity and plant life history traits determine the relative roles of competition and facilitation in plant communities. Sasha has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and written for Popular Science @sashajwright
Jeff Atkins is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia and Field Scientist for the Shenandoah Watershed Study. His research focuses on the interaction of vegetation and landscape position to influence biogeochemical cycles within complex terrain and the effects of inter-annual climate variability on ecosystems. @atkinsjeff
Jens Hegg is a PhD candidate in the Water Resources program at the University of Idaho, focusing on the ecology of migration. His research spans multiple fields including the role of phenotypic plasticity and environment in juvenile salmon migration decisions and interdisciplinary work in data sonification and virtual reality as a tool for data analysis. @AFishInSchool
Join the PLOS Ecology Community!
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How can you get involved?
Become a Contributing Editor by blogging regularly for PLOS Ecology; blog one time about a new paper or an ecology conference you’re attending; comment on an existing blog post; suggest a topic or paper for community discussion. These are just some of the ways researchers can take part in this community, which has been created for researchers, by researchers working in ecology, environment and climate sciences.
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