Tuesday, June 15, 2010

USFWS science journals now online

Today, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced the first issue of "Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management" and the re-launch of "North American Fauna," both online only. They will highlight "the practical application and integration of science to the conservation and management of North American fish, wildlife, plants, and the ecosystems upon which they depend," and they aim to provide more access to peer-reviewed research that contributes to "science-driven wildlife management."

“From the creation of the world’s most comprehensive waterfowl surveys to the pioneering work on the effects of DDT on migratory birds conducted by Rachel Carson, the Fish and Wildlife Service has built a reputation for science excellence that spans decades,” said Acting Service Director Dan Ashe. “These publications build upon that tradition, and will generate critical information that wildlife managers need to do their jobs.”
John Wenburg, director of Alaska Conservation Genetics Laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska, will serve as JFWM editor and says, “We encourage submissions of original papers applying science to conservation and management issues.”

"North American Fauna" began in 1889 and continued through issue #76 in 1991, which included a monograph titled titled "Birds of the Kilbuck and Ahklun Mountain Region, Alaska."

Click on the first link above to learn about submission criteria and guidelines.

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