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Wildlife Spatial Ecology

Guest Editor: Guiming Wang (guiming.wang@msstate.edu)

Deadline for title submission: December 1, 2016
Deadline for manuscript submission:  Feb. 10, 2017
Manuscript handling (paper reviewing + revision): April 20, 2017
Publication: 4th issue, 2017

Wildlife spatial ecology is concerned with the spatial patterns of the individual distribution, movement, and population dynamics of wildlife at different spatial scales and their underlying geographic and ecological processes. Importantly, wildlife spatial ecology bridges the gap between the spatial heterogeneity of resources and population processes in the current understanding of wildlife population and community ecology. With rapid advances in satellite telemetry technology, geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), remote sensing, and spatial and geospatial statistics for big data, wildlife spatial ecology is on the cusp of breakthroughs. Therefore, a special column of wildlife spatial ecology is a timely contribution to advances in wildlife spatial ecology. The special column is aimed to: 1) review the applications of spatial statistics in studies of spatiotemporal population dynamics; 2) review the applications of mechanistic models such as spatially explicit agent based models in the studies of wildlife movements; and 3) provide insight into wildlife management and conservation through landscape management and conservation using case studies.

A title should be sent to the guest editors and manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline. Manuscripts received after the deadline will be considered as submissions for regular issues.

Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor will be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitted manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are subject to peer review and editorial revision. Publication is free of page charges.

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