Ecosystem Health and Sustainability – launched in 2015 by the Ecological Society of America and the Ecological Society of China – is the first global ecological journal jointly published by ecological societies from different countries.

Aims and Scope

EHS publishes articles on advances in macroecology and sustainability science, on how changes in human activities affect ecosystem conditions, and on systems approaches for applying ecological science in decision-making to promote sustainable development. Papers focus on applying ecological theory, principles, and concepts to support sustainable development, especially in regions undergoing rapid environmental change. Papers on multi-scale, integrative, and interdisciplinary studies, and on international collaborations between scientists from industrialized and industrializing countries are especially welcome.

Suitable topics for EHS include:

  • Global, regional and local studies of international significance
  • Impact of global or regional environmental change on natural ecosystems
  • Interdisciplinary research involving integration of natural, social, and behavioral sciences
  • Science and policy that promote the use of ecological sciences in decision making
  • Novel or multidisciplinary approaches for solving complex ecological problems
  • Multi-scale and long-term observations of ecosystem evolution
  • Development of novel systems approaches or modeling and simulation techniques
  • Rapid responses to emerging ecological issues