Diversity and Distributions

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 11

Edited By: David M. Richardson

Impact Factor: 5.469

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/41 (Biodiversity Conservation); 14/140 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1472-4642

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

Overview


The journal was launched in 1998 and publishes six issues a year.


Aims and Scope


Diversity and Distributions is a journal of conservation biogeography. We publish papers that deal with the application of biogeographical principles, theories, and analyses (being those concerned with the distributional dynamics of taxa and assemblages) to problems concerning the conservation of biodiversity.  We no longer consider papers the sole aim of which is to describe or analyze patterns of biodiversity or to elucidate processes that generate biodiversity.  Papers must have a strong conservation focus.

The journal has become and will remain a key forum for research on the ecology of biological invasions.  The study of invasions is a key component of conservation biogeography.  The scientific study of biological invasions extends well beyond pure ecology and biogeography. For example, invasions raise pressing ethical and economic issues. Contributions on these topics fall outside the scope of this journal, unless clear links are made to fundamental biogeographical or ecological dimensions of the invasion phenomenon. Strong implications for conservation are essential.

Diversity and Distributions is a sister publication to Journal of Biogeography and Global Ecology and Biogeography.  The three journals have distinct but complementary focus areas within the broad field of biogeography.

Diversity and Distributions makes provision for full-length research papers and reviews as well as short essays (up to 2000 words) considering biodiversity from a particular disciplinary, regional, political, or other standpoints ('Biodiversity Viewpoints'), and short items (up to 1000 words) of general interest with respect to biodiversity ('Biodiversity Letters').


Keywords


Diversity and Distributions, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, economics, endangered species, ethics


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