WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday the release of the inaugural issue of its public domain Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.
The federal agency also announced the planned re-release of its North American Fauna journal.
Officials said both online journals focus on the practical application and integration of science to the conservation and management of North American fish, wildlife, plants and the ecosystems upon which they depend. The new publications are to offer “new outlets for important, peer-reviewed research that will help advance the service’s capacity for science-driven wildlife management,” officials said.
“From the creation of the world’s most comprehensive waterfowl surveys to the pioneering work on the effects of DDT on migratory birds conducted by Rachel Carson, the Fish and Wildlife Service has built a reputation for science excellence that spans decades,” Acting Service Director Dan Ashe said. “These publications build upon that tradition, and will generate critical information that wildlife managers need to do their jobs.”
The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, edited by John Wenburg, director of the Alaska Conservation Genetics Laboratory, is available at http://www.fwspubs.org/loi/fwma.
North American Fauna, which began in 1889 and continued through issue #76 in 1991, will publish monographs on an array of topics relating to North American vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. Officials said submitted manuscripts must be detailed enough to be considered among the authoritative publications on the topic or species covered.
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