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Scientific Journal Focuses on Gulf Region and Oil Spill Research

December 14, 2012

The Southeastern Naturalist, a peer reviewed interdisciplinary scientific journal with a special focus on the southeastern United States, welcomes submissions of manuscripts relating to the natural history of the Gulf region and scientific and restoration aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Articles will be included within special sections of regular journal issues and in separate theme-focused special issues. The net result is a continuous online publication series which will serve as an encyclopedic resource for all who would like to learn about the natural history of the Gulf of Mexico and about the oil spill and follow-up mitigation and restoration efforts.

Manuscripts on the Gulf region may 1) Present baseline data on the "pristine" natural history and ecology of the region's open and coastal waters and adjacent coastal habitats, 2) Document the ecological consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and of mitigation efforts to deal with them, 3) Document long-term ecological restoration efforts to restore the ecology of the region over time through sustained collaborative efforts, and/or 4) Address long-term regional and global ecological consequences and implications of the oil spill. Manuscripts may focus on marine, estuarine, freshwater, and coastal habitats and their biota, as well as on oceanographic and biogeochemical aspects of the oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico.

Inquiries about manuscript submissions are welcome. There is a target deadline of Friday, March 29, 2013 for submitting the next round of manuscripts.

Instructions for Authors are at this link: Southeastern Naturalist.