Twenty Years of Ecosystems: Emerging Questions and Challenges
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This issue opens the 20th volume of Ecosystems. Prior to the launch of Ecosystems, there was no flagship journal devoted to ecosystem-level science. Ecosystems was intended to fill that void and provide a forum for cutting-edge ecosystem science that would lead to new ways of thinking and creative, insightful integration (Carpenter and Turner 1998). After 20 years, we are pleased to be part of a thriving journal and grateful to the many people—authors, reviewers, past and current editorial board members, our managing editor, and the publisher—whose efforts have contributed to Ecosystems’ success.
Milestones provoke reflection, and as our 20th year of publication approached, we reflected on the state of ecosystem science, especially on emerging research directions and areas that seemed ripe for synthesis. To mark this milestone for Ecosystems, we invited a wide range of authors to contribute to two Special Features and a series of mini-reviews that will appear throughout 2017. Here, we...
KeywordsEcosystem Service Scale Shift Ecosystem Ecology Ecosystem Science Inaugural Issue
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