Global Change Biology

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Edited by: Steve Long

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 1/54 (Biodiversity Conservation); 5/229 (Environmental Sciences); 6/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2486

Associated Title(s): GCB Bioenergy

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Global Change Biology exists to promote new understanding of the interface between biological systems and all aspects of environmental change that affects a substantial part of the globe.

The journal publishes primary research articles, technical advances, research reviews, commentaries and letters.

Global Change Biology defines global change as any consistent trend in the environment - past, present or projected - that affects a substantial part of the globe. Examples include:

  • Rising tropospheric, ozone, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide concentrations
  • Changing global radiation and stratospheric ozone depletion
  • Ecosystem and biome collapse
  • Mechanisms of species and ecosystems resilience
  • Contaminant and pollutant impacts of global relevance
  • Biological adaptations and evolutionary processes
  • Management in the face of climate change
  • Invasive species
  • Urbanisation
  • Wildfire
  • Global climate change
  • Biological sinks and sources of atmospheric trace gases
  • Perturbations of biogeochemical cycling
  • Land use change and system connectivity
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Biological feedback on climate change
  • Biological mitigation for atmospheric change

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