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Soundscapes and Biodiversity: the ecological role of sound in terrestrial and aquatic landscapes

A new themed issue from Biodiversity

About this themed issue

In July 2019, the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), will be hosting its tenth world congress in Milan, Italy. At the congress, Symposium 5 will cover the theme: The ecological role of sound in terrestrial and aquatic landscape: theories, methods and applications of ecoacoustics.

Biodiversity – a Journal of Life on Earth are teaming up with the symposium organisers to create a themed issue covering this fascinating topic and are inviting symposium participants to submit papers. We extend the call to those working within the field of research, who may not have necessarily attended the symposium.

This themed issue aims to cover: 

  1. the state of the art of ecoacoustics research and application in terrestrial and aquatic landscape management;
  2. descriptions and comparisons of ecoacoustic methodologies;
  3. systems of characterizing and interpreting acoustic processes and patterns emerging from terrestrial and aquatic landscapes for different biomes;
  4. illustrating the potential of an ecoacoustic approach in long term monitoring schemes, with a focus on climate change, landscape transformation, and biodiversity decline;
  5. highlighting the debate around applications of ecoacoustic approaches to support policy and management actions.

To find out more about ecoacoustics, please click here.

Guest editors for this themed issue are: Almo Farina, Giusi Buscaino, Susan Fuller, Sandra Muller and Gianni Pavan. To submit your manuscript, email our Managing Editor, Vanessa Reid (reidva@biodiversityconservancy.org). 

Click on the options below to read our Instructions for Authors and the Aims and Scope of Biodiversity.

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How to submit your manuscript

Please submit your manuscripts in Times New Roman 12 pt. by 01 December 2019 to Biodiversity’s Managing Editor, Vanessa Reid (reidva@biodiversityconservancy.org). This themed issue will be published in July/August 2020 both in print and electronic editions, available through Taylor & Francis Journals. A special board of editors will review the submitted manuscripts and publication of final papers will be subject to blind peer-review.

We also greatly encourage publication/book reviews, Forum and On the Ground pieces. An Opinion piece, as the name suggests, is the author's opinion on the subject. It can be as formal or informal in style and the word count can range from 500 - 3,500 words. References are optional and it is not peer-reviewed. An ‘On the Ground’ piece is a personal account from Biodiversity practitioners working in the field, sharing their experiences and insights. The word count can range from 500 - 3,500 words and references are optional.

Biodiversity – a Journal of Life on Earth is published in partnership with Taylor & Francis Journals. Please visit the Taylor & Francis website for more information on submissions, subscriptions and to purchase individual articles and special issues.

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