Biological Conservation





Editor-in-Chief::Richard B. Primack





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Biological Conservation is an international leading journal in the discipline of conservation biology. The journal publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, and economic dimensions of conservation and natural resource management. The primary aim of Biological Conservation is the publication of high-quality papers that advance the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles for natural resource management and policy. Therefore it will be of interest to a broad international readership.

Biological Conservation invites the submission of research articles, reviews (including systematic reviews and perspectives), short communications and letters to the editor dealing with all aspects of conservation science, including theoretical and empirical investigations into the consequences of human actions for the diversity, structure and function of terrestrial, aquatic or marine ecosystems. Such papers may include quantitative assessments of extinction risk, fragmentation effects, spread of invasive organisms, conservation genetics, conservation management, global change effects on biodiversity, landscape or reserve design and management, restoration ecology, or resource economics.

The journal's coverage of interdisciplinary topics within conservation biology is highly relevant to scientists at academic, research and non-governmental institutions. The journal also provides practical applications of conservation research for land/resource managers and policy makers charged with protecting biological diversity and ultimately implementing conservation science into conservation practice.

Biological Conservation is an affiliate publication of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). SCB members can obtain a personal subscription to this journal through the Society.


Environmentalists, conservationists, botanists, marine scientists, ecologists, biologists, zoologists.

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AGRICOLA, Biological and Agricultural Index, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Advances in Ecological Sciences, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBASE, Elsevier BIOBASE, Energy Information Abstracts, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, GEOBASE, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief: R.B. Primack Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, Editors: M. Burgman University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia, R. Corlett Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Menglun, Yunnan, China, M.J. Costello University of Auckland, Warkworth, New Zealand, V. Devictor UMR CNRS-UM2 5554 cc065, Montpellier, France, M. Galetti Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Rio Claro, SP, Brazil, L.P. Koh Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, J. Lockwood Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, R. Pakeman Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK, A.S. Pullin University of Wales, Bangor, UK, T. Regan University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia, Book Review Editor: P. Cafaro Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, Editorial Board: B.W. Brook University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, T. Caro University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, R. Cereghino Université de Toulouse I, Toulouse cedex 9, France, J.L. Craig University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, W. Darwall International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Cambridge, England, UK, M. Fischer Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland, D.O. Fisher University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, Carlos Roberto Fonseca Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, K.J. Gaston University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, England, UK, A.B. Gill Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, England, UK, L. Gustafsson , F. Huettmann University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA, J.M. Iriondo Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain, K. Kirby English Nature, Peterborough, UK, W.F. Laurance Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Manaus, Brazil, J.-D. Lebreton Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier Cedex 5, France, D.B. Lindenmayer Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, ACT, Australia, K.R. Lips University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, R.D. Loyola Uniersidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, R. Marrs University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, UK, E. McDonald-Madden University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, J.P. Metzger Universidade de São Paulo (USP), SAO PAULO, Brazil, A. Moilanen University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, P.B. Moyle University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, T.R. New La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia, D. Oro Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, Esporles, Spain, J. Pollock University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, P. Poschlod Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, D.A. Saunders Weetangera, ACT, Australia, M. Schwartz University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, C. Sekercioglu University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, T. Sparks Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, UK, B. Söderström Sveriges Lantbruks Universitet (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, A. Taylor Monash University, Monash, VIC, Australia, S. Waldren Trinity College, Dublin 6, Ireland, P. Watts University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, S. Wich Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Liverpool, England, UK, J. Wielgus World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, USA, A. Young CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Canberra, Australia
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