Open Call for Associate Editors

The Zoological Society of London is looking for active researchers to join the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation is a fully open access journal that aims to provide a forum for rapid, peer-reviewed publication of novel, multidisciplinary research at the interface between remote sensing science and ecology and conservation. The journal prioritizes findings that advance the scientific basis of ecology and conservation, promoting the development of remote-sensing based methods relevant to the management of land use and biological systems at all levels, from populations and species to ecosystems and biomes. The journal defines remote sensing in its broadest sense, including data acquisition by hand-held and fixed ground-based sensors, such as camera traps and acoustic recorders, and sensors on airplanes and satellites. More about the journal’s recent achievements can be found here.

Sought areas of expertise include (but are not limited to):
-    freshwater ecology
-    marine ecology
-    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for environmental management
-    Bioacoustics
-    liDAR imagery analyses

Selection criteria:
An active researcher with a PhD in a field relevant to journal scope
Strong publication record for current career stage
Experience of refereeing
Expertise in relevant subject areas
Though previous editorial experience is desirable, we encourage early career scientists to apply even if they have not previously worked as an editor.

Key responsibilities:
Making initial assessments of the suitability of manuscripts
Selecting appropriate peer reviewers
Making recommendations to the Senior Editor on the basis of reviews received and your own expert opinion
Assist the editorial team in promoting papers via video, podcasting and the media
Acting as an ambassador for the journal at conferences and engaging with the journal through blogs and social media, as appropriate

Anyone interested in joining the editorial team should send their CV to Please include a short cover letter describing why you would like to join the team, and outlining your editorial/reviewing experience to date. Applications from outside Europe, Australia and North America are especially welcome.

Deadline for applications: 5 December 2017
For enquiries please contact Dr Nathalie Pettorelli at  or twitter @pettorelli