AVIAN CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY
(PUBLISHED BY THE SCO-SOC AND BIRD STUDIES CANADA)
Avian Conservation and Ecology (ACE) is a recently launched venture jointly-published by the SCO and Bird Studies Canada. It is an open-access, fully electronic scientific journal that focuses on the conservation, ecology, and status of birds. It is intended to complement other publications, such as traditional hard-copy ornithological journals, conservation publications, general ecology journals and those focused on specific groups of birds.
The name of the journal – Ecology AND Conservation – further defines its intended publication niche. Distinctions between research with origins in "pure" ecology or in "applied" conservation and management are blurring, as ecologists better appreciate the need to address societal issues of practical concern, and managers require research to address ecological uncertainties that underpin conservation efforts. ACE will publish papers that report on research in the "radical middle ground" that is simultaneously pure and applied avian ecology. For example, papers will not require a special section on "management or conservation implications", as these will be evident from the nature of the research problem, whether the field be molecular, behavioural, population, community or landscape ecology.
Picoides is the bulletin of the SCO-SOC. This publication contains news about Canadian ornithology and ornithologists, and announcements about conferences, jobs, and more. Picoides is produced in electronic format, to be distributed in .pdf that will be emailed (if desired), as well as available on the newsletter's webpage.
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THE ORNITHOLOGICAL NEWSLETTER
The newsletter (view current and back issues here), published by the Ornithological Societies of North America (OSNA) contains information about conferences, society news, ornithologists, and activities of the Ornithological Council (OC). The SCO-SOC participates as a member of the OC.