[Bid-community] FW: Call for Papers: Implications of Globalization for Biodiversity Conservation in Africa

Kyle Copas kcopas at gbif.org
Mon Mar 27 07:35:01 CEST 2017

And a second item this morning as well...

All best,
Kyle Copas
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On 25/03/2017, 14.41, "Tuyeni H Mwampamba" <thmwampamba at gmail.com> wrote:

>Dear Colleagues,
>On behalf of the Africa Section of the Society for Conservation Biology,
>we would like to let you know that Dr. Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba and Dr.
>Jennifer O’Leary are hosting a Special Issue on the “Implications of
>Globalization for Biodiversity Conservation in Africa”.
>Globalization (a process in which national and regional economies,
>societies, and cultures become increasingly interconnected through a
>global network of trade, communication, immigration and transportation)
>has enabled opportunities to expand and improve conservation efforts in
>Africa, but it is often accompanied by costs to humans and biodiversity
>and negative consequences that need to be anticipated, understood, and
>We invite conservation scientists and practitioners working in Africa to
>submit manuscripts that explicitly address the globalization-biodiversity
>conservation interlinkages in their study and work systems in Africa. We
>are looking for manuscripts that provide novel and practical insights to
>current understanding of these interlinkages in marine and terrestrial
>systems and in the policy domain. Manuscripts about innovative approaches
>to conservation in a globalized world that demonstrate the application of
>science are also welcomed.
>The Special Issue will be published in the MDPI Journal “Diversity”. All
>accepted manuscripts will be Open Source. Up to three manuscripts will be
>selected to receive the Exceptional Paper on Conservation Biology in
>Africa Award, which consists of a complete fee waiver to publish in this
>Special Issue.
>If you would like to publish in the Special Issue, we encourage you to
>send us an abstract by the 5th of April 2017 so we can determine its
>suitability for the Issue. Alternatively, please submit your completed
>manuscript to the Journal’s website by the 30th of July 2017. All
>manuscripts will undergo peer review by at least 2 independent reviewers
>– the final decisions on submitted manuscripts will be based on their
>reviews and recommendations.
>We hope you will be inspired to submit your work to this Special Issue
>and ask that you distribute this call widely.
>Best regards,
>Dr. Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba, Institute for Ecosystems and Sustainability
>Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
>Dr. Jennifer O’Leary, California Sea Grant & California Polytechnic State
>Guest Editors for Special Issue, Diversity Journal

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