Molecular Ecology

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Edited By: Loren Rieseberg

Impact Factor: 5.84

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 6/46 (Evolutionary Biology); 11/140 (Ecology); 40/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-294X

Associated Title(s): Molecular Ecology Resources

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Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Symposium

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Join us for this special event marking the 50th anniversary of one of the most important books in evolutionary biology: The Genetics of Colonizing Species (1965).

Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Symposium
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT) Pacific Grove, CA

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A road map for molecular ecology

Molecular Ecology Road Map

The discipline of molecular ecology has undergone enormous changes since the journal bearing its name was launched approximately two decades ago. The field has seen great strides in analytical methods development, made groundbreaking discoveries and experienced a revolution in genotyping technology. Molecular Ecology has published a road map paper, where we provide brief perspectives on the main subdisciplines of molecular ecology, describe key questions and goals, discuss common challenges, predict future research directions and suggest research priorities for the next 20 years.

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Molecular Ecology Online Forum

At the First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology we held a one day symposium to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Molecular Ecology.

The symposium was organised by Loren Rieseberg and Tim Vines (University of British Columbia), and showcased some of the best research in each of the fields covered by the journal, mapping out future research priorities with panel discussions.

On October 24th 2012 we held an Online Forum, facilitated by the organisers and speakers of this Symposium, to explore further discussion of the topics and talks held. Read the forum discussion for free here.

Molecular Ecology Cover Gallery

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From the Cover Virtual Issue

This virtual issue of ‘From the Cover’ papers is intended to highlight many of the most high-profile papers published in Molecular Ecology over the past three years. A wide diversity of topics is represented, ranging from biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA to analyses of feral transgenic grasses to the discovery of a cryptic crocodile species from mummy DNA. The full arsenal of molecular ecology tools is exploited, including both conventional and next generation DNA sequencing approaches, functional investigations of ecologically important genes and traits, phylogeographic analyses of the demographic history of species, and field, laboratory, and DNA sequence-based detection of natural selection.

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Our 'From the Cover' section contains papers of exceptional interest to a wide audience and that address significant questions in ecology, evolution, behaviour or conservation.

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