A Special Issue of the journal Ecography has issued an open call for papers on ecosystem restoration. Its goal is to cover a broad range of issues, from rewilding to restoration in urban and farmland contexts, and from spatial prioritization to socio-ecological and socio-economic perspectives. 

Submission deadline is 1 April 2021.

The world is facing an environmental emergency, manifested through the joint biodiversity and climate crises. To overcome this massive challenge and promote a more sustainable development, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Ecology is central to the success of the global restoration efforts. As the journal for space and time in ecology – key dimensions for effectively addressing global environmental change – the Nordic Society Oikos journal Ecography will publish a special issue to improve the scientific basis for the highly needed global restoration efforts. Linking restoration to Ecography’s core focus, this Special Issue has invited (and gotten commitments for) manuscripts that will provide novel insights into how fundamental empirical and theoretical work in spatiotemporal ecology and macroecology can inform ecosystem restoration.

However, this Special Issue seeks to cover ecosystem restoration broadly, from rewilding to restoration in urban and farmland contexts, and from spatial prioritization to socio-ecological and socio-economic perspectives. For that reason, an open call for papers on ecosystem restoration has been issued. Submitted articles should broadly fit Ecography’s aims and scope.

The Special Issue will be edited by Ecography’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jens-Christian Svenning, subject editor Henrique Pereira, and guest editors, Sophie Monsarrat and Nestor Fernandez.

Deadline for submission of papers is 1 April 2021.

Please submit your paper here. Ecography is a full Gold Open access journal, and all accepted papers are subject to an Article Processing Charge (APC). Read more here

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