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Rewilding and Restoration Call for Papers


Submit to PLOS ONE, the #1 publisher of rewilding and restoration research. Deadline November 13, 2020.

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Nov 13 2020

On the eve of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, PLOS ONE is calling for submissions for a new Collection on Rewilding and Restoration. As environmental pressures intensify and efforts to restore and rewild expand, there is an urgent need for a rigorous and relevant scientific evidence base to inform practical decisions and policy-making. We welcome the submission of research articles that explore the design, implementation, management, and outcomes of restoration and rewilding projects in terrestrial, freshwater, marine, and urban ecosystems that use a range of methodological approaches. We encourage submissions of interdisciplinary papers that integrate social and natural science approaches to understand, improve, and scale up restoration and rewilding in the coming decade. We would particularly like to see studies from ecoregions and voices that are underrepresented in the restoration literature. 

The extent and severity of ecosystem degradation is now so great, that we need to implement restoration and rewilding globally in order to have any chance of preventing a collapse in biodiversity and the benefits people obtain from nature. Research to underpin this restoration and rewilding agenda must necessarily be interdisciplinary, for example covering ecology, geography, social science, political science and economics, which makes PLOS ONE the ideal venue for a special issue on the subject
James Bullock
Guest Editor

Karen Holl
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Christopher Sandom
University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Rob Pringle
Princeton University, USA

Steve Carver
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

James Bullock
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom

Benis Egoh
University of California, Irvine, USA

Krithi Karanth
Centre for Wildlife Studies, India

[For] interdisciplinary research with questions that cut across several academic disciplines, the number of possible academic outlets is drastically reduced. PLOS ONE has been a great exception and publishes novel, interdisciplinary work of high quality from many different academic fields.
Charlotta Mellander
PLOS ONE author, Sweden

Over 5,800 PLOS ONE papers have been published related to rewilding and restoration.


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Mention the Rewilding and Restoration Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish February 2021.

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