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Global Change and Ecological Processes

Global change focus on planetary-scale climate changes in the Earth system. The global ecosystem consists of ecological processes on a large spatial scale of land and oceans. These constituent parts both in terms of space and processes interacting one another. The global change now influences not just on natural system, but also on human society, so global change can refer to large-scale changes in society, or changes in ecological processes of human society, which are also the emphases of this thematic series.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Global change for conservation and for ecological and evolutionary processes
  • The link between social and environmental global change
  • Global-scale changes in the Earth system
  • Global change model and land-use type change
  • Understanding of complex environmental and global change processes
  • Global change threaten biodiversity and essential ecological processes

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for the Ecological Processes. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Ecological Processes' submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on 'Global Change and Ecological Processes'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016

Guest editor

Dr. Jim Tang, Woodshole Marine Biological Lab

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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    • Zoological Record