Hot Topics in Ecology are evidence-based syntheses of topics that are relevant to environmental policy development, land management and to broadening the community’s ecological knowledge base.
Hot Topics aim to deliver timely, factual overviews that promote the application of scientifically defensible ecological knowledge in public debate.
Each Hot Topic consists of a one-page summary and a database of peer-reviewed literature. Arguments put forward in the one-page summary are supported by evidence listed in the literature database.
Hot Topics is governed by an Editorial Board consisting of ecologists from around Australia.
How does contributing a Hot Topic work?
The Contributor is expected to work with the ESA Hot Topics Editor and Working Group in order to produce a Hot Topic that is ready for publication and research to a level meeting the acceptable Hot Topic standard.
If you have an idea for a Hot Topic, but are unsure whether it meets the requested format, please email the Hot Topics Editor, Dale Nimmo (firstname.lastname@example.org) to develop the idea before submitting your Hot Topic below.
If you believe your Hot Topic is appropriate and ready for publication it can be uploaded directly via the form below.
The Hot Topic cannot have been published elsewhere. It must be original to the Ecological Society of Australia. Each Hot Topic will be assigned a DOI and the six most downloaded Hot Topics each year will be published in Austral Ecology.
Before you begin make sure you read the Author Guidelines available here.