Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Ecology and Earth Systems

View All Articles


Steven Allison, University of California, Irvine, USA

Elementa’s Ecology and Earth Systems domain aims to publish original research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the context of human impacts on the environment. The scope encompasses:

  • All aspects of ecology from population to landscape scales, including conservation and restoration ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Soil science
  • Limnology
  • Geomorphology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Ecophysiology

Studies may focus on:

  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Lakes, rivers, and streams
  • Estuaries
  • The critical zone
  • Polar environments
  • The interfaces between these systems

Any research approach will be considered, from empirical studies to theory, modeling, and synthesis. We particularly seek manuscripts that link research and conclusions to human impacts such as:

  • Climate-caused ecological changes
  • Land use change
  • Pollutants
  • Nutrient enrichment
  • Urbanization
  • Other emerging challenges

Elementa strives to be a home for emerging interdisciplinary research. We highly encourage contributions that bridge Ecology and Earth Systems with any of the other Elementa domains of Atmospheric Science, Ocean Science, or Sustainability Transitions. Such submissions will be co-evaluated with the respective editors of those domains.

Associate Editors

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Department of Geological Sciences
University of California, Merced, USA

Jennifer Funk
Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

Elise Gornish
Cooperative Extension Specialist
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, AZ, USA

Anna Harper
University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Peter Homyak
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside, USA

Danielle Ignace
Assistant Professor
Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA

Stephanie Kivlin
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Julian Olden
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Stephen Porder
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Martha Sutula
Principal Scientist
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Isabella Velicogna
University of California, Irvine, USA

Erika Zavaleta
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Bo Zhang
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Davis, USA

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal