Welcoming Elissa Cameron, Journal of Zoology’s new Editor in Chief – Journal of Zoology Weblog

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Elissa Cameron, who joins Journal of Zoology as Editor in Chief.  Elissa is a Professor on the College of Canterbury in New Zealand, the identical college at which she acquired her undergraduate coaching. Beforehand, Elissa was a Professor of Wildlife Biology on the College of Tasmania in Australia, the place she is presently an adjunct Professor, and Director of the Mammal Analysis Institute on the College of Pretoria, South Africa, the place she is a Analysis Fellow. Elissa’s first school place was on the College of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Elissa’s analysis spans the scope of Journal of Zoology, from physiology and developmental biology to animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, and she or he has already served the Journal as Affiliate Editor since 2019. Under, Elissa highlights her imaginative and prescient for the Journal throughout her time period as Editor in Chief.  We’re excited to welcome Elissa to the function. 

“The Journal of Zoology has been on the slicing fringe of scientific analysis for nearly 200 years, by way of each embracing historical past however sustaining a forward-focussed outlook. The present concentrate on high-quality, authentic, hypothesis-driven analysis has served the Journal properly. The variety of animals, methods and approaches throughout such a broad vary of disciplines in every challenge is the important thing to the Journal’s broad enchantment. The encouragement of extra multi-disciplinary analysis that explores the connections between fields demonstrates that the Journal of Zoology embraces its wealthy historical past by trying to the way forward for Zoology as a subject, which will probably be a unbroken focus.

Central to analysis innovation and a forward-focussed journal is supporting a various and inclusive analysis surroundings, which is an space that the Journal of Zoology has embraced. A spotlight over the following few years will probably be to construct on the inspiration already established by way of the Equality, Range and Inclusion Assertion, to create an surroundings that actively encourages numerous views, and supplies a discussion board for publications that use this strategy. To cite the assertion: Science and society profit when a variety of individuals, expertise, concepts, opinions, beliefs, and experiences are introduced collectively: it helps us to be stronger and higher – by producing new analysis insights and improvements from numerous views, numerous knowledge, and utilizing completely different expertise”.

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