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Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications
Authors: Susan L. Ustin and Elizabeth M. Middleton

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Ustin, S.L., Middleton, E.M. Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications. Ecol Process 10, 1 (2021).

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Ecological Processes has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The 2019 Impact Factor of the journal is 1.642.

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Annual journal awards

Ecological Processes has launched two new annual journal awards:

  • the Highly Cited Paper Award
  • the Excellent Reviewer Award

These awards are intended to celebrate people in the ecology community who make valuable contributions to the journal. Find out who the winners were.



Call for papers

This special issue Sustainable Urban Systems, which invites original manuscripts on the most recent research and advancement in methodologies and findings to improve the understanding of urban ecological processes across multiple spatial and temporal scales, is currently open for submissions!

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Call for collections

We are always happy to hear from authors, editors and readers about what they want to see from a journal. Therefore, we'd love to hear of any ideas or suggestions you may have for a potential article collection. 

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Published collections

Ecological Perspectives on Variable Retention Forestry
This collection covers the outcomes of variable retention management and conservation proposals in natural forests, including socio-economic perspectives.

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About the journal

Ecological Processes is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to quality publications in ecological studies with a focus on the underlying processes responsible for the dynamics and functions of ecological systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The journal welcomes manuscripts on techniques, approaches, concepts, models, reviews, syntheses, short communications and applied research for advancing our knowledge and capability toward sustainability of ecosystems and the environment. Integrations of ecological and socio-economic processes are strongly encouraged.

Along with the journal's rigorous peer review standards and rapid submit-to-acceptance time of less than 120 days, this latest achievement demonstrates the ability of Ecological Processes to deliver timely, accurate and relevant research findings to the field of ecology.

Editorial Excellence

New Content ItemEcological Processes is a top rated Springer Nature journal for the excellent publishing experience that the journal has offered to authors in 2020.

About the program: Throughout the year Springer Nature invites journal authors to provide feedback on their publishing experience. In 2021 we reviewed the prior year's data to identify the journals that exemplified editorial excellence. 

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