Diversity and Distributions

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Edited By: Janet Franklin

Impact Factor: 4.391

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 7/53 (Biodiversity Conservation); 24/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1472-4642

Associated Title(s): Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography

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The articles in the special issue address species distribution modelling, population viability analysis, threatened species, biosecurity, uncertainty, cost–benefit analysis and foresight. Collectively, they paint a picture of risk assessment supporting rational decisions and effective policy. Scientists will improve policy if, as the articles exemplify, they develop a sound understanding of the context of decisions and shape their tools accordingly. Click here to learn more

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Diversity and Distributions is (still) a journal of conservation biogeography

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Introducing the new Editor-in-Chief: Janet Franklin


Janet Franklin is a Regents’ Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University. She is a biogeographer who grew up, studied, and worked in California, USA, before moving to Arizona in 2009. She received her PhD in geography in 1988 from University of California, Santa Barbara, for her dissertation on remote sensing of woody vegetation structure in West Africa.

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