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To date, over 9,058 articles in Ecology have been published with more than 155,196 citations from authors in 170 countries.

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Urban Ecosystems

Visit this PLOS ONE collection to read a wide range of research compiled by our expert guest editors. This selection of work aims to bring together diverse perspectives on the physical, biological, and social functioning of urban ecosystems.

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Biodiversity Conservation

Read the latest Biodiversity Conservation research in this PLOS ONE collection. Our expert guest editors have compiled a range of papers that consider the science and practice of the conservation of Earth’s biological diversity, including the impact of human activity, prevention strategies in biodiversity loss, and forecasting future trends in Earth’s biota diversity and distribution.

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My career in science is largely driven by curiosity and a desire to learn and solve problems.
Sean M. Murphy
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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