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Featured Article: Existing evidence on the effects of climate variability and climate change on ungulates in North America: a systematic map

The effects of climate change, and its interactions with stressors such as land-use change, predation, and disease, is of increasing concern to wildlife managers. In this Systematic Map article, authors describe the abundance and distribution of evidence on the effects of climate variability and climate change on native ungulates in North America in order to help ungulate managers identify relevant climate impacts and prepare for future changes to the populations they manage.

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Prof Andrew Pullin, Editor-in-Chief

Andrew Pullin is a founder and Chief Executive of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, which has the goal of supporting evidence-informed decision making in environmental management. He is based in the UK where he is a Professor (retired) in the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University, UK.

New Collection: Current and future use of artificial intelligence for systematic evidence synthesis in environmental management

Environmental Evidence is calling for submissions to our collection on the current and future use of artificial intelligence for systematic evidence synthesis in environmental management. The collection aims to examine AI applications across various stages of the review process, offering a comprehensive analysis of both the benefits and limitations of AI in evidence synthesis. Submissions are currently open with last submission date 28 February 2025. 

Aims and scope

Environmental Evidence publishes objective scientific evidence to inform policy and practice by publishing evidence syntheses (including meta-analyses) relevant to environmental management. The journal is managed by the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) and facilitates rapid publication of rigorous evidence syntheses, in the form of Systematic Reviews, Rapid Reviews and Systematic Maps, conducted to CEE Guidelines and Standards. Our scope covers all forms of environmental management interventions and human impacts on the environment, and therefore spans the natural and social sciences. Subjects include Climate change, water security, agriculture, food security, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution, invasive species, environmental impacts on human wellbeing, sustainable energy use, soil management, environmental legislation and environmental education. 

Environmental management is now a mainstream political activity with major resources being committed to growing challenges related to climate change, natural resource management, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. Despite the large and rapidly increasing amounts of primary environmental research, the potential of the data to address questions of concern to policy makers and managers has not been fully realised. CEE promotes and facilitates the conduct and use of evidence syntheses and seeks to make evidence more accessible to all through open access publishing of papers on all aspects of evidence-based environmental management. To this end we also publish the following paper types.

Objective use of scientific evidence to inform policy or practice is a major aim and to that end the Journal also publishes methodology papers and encourages submissions that promise advances in the field of evidence synthesis, including methodological contributions to advance co-design processes used in syntheses, communication of findings or evidence uptake.

Discussion of wider issues surrounding the production of evidence syntheses and use of research evidence in decision making are welcome in the form of commentary articles

Evidence in Action articles should involve a discussion on the impact of evidence-based practice on environmental managers, of evidence synthesis on policy making, or a discussion of developments at the science-policy interface.

Proposals for Special Series of papers on a specific theme are welcomed and you should contact the Editor-in-Chief at an early stage.

Environmental Evidence is developing a series of collections

Click here to see the list of Article Collections.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.116
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.947

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 148

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 729,126
    Altmetric mentions: 582