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CFP for Special Feature: Genomic forecasting of adaptation under environmental change

Posted on by Katie Lotterhos

We invite submissions to a Special Feature in the American Naturalist on “Genomic forecasting of adaptation under environmental change”. Genomic forecasting is a rapidly growing subfield that aims to improve forecasts of species responses to climate change by integrating genomic data. Although the number of studies reporting genomic forecasts of adaptation under future climate are rapidly accumulating, there is a need for rigorous evaluations of the predictions and their uncertainty. This special feature will integrate developments in theory, methods, empirical case studies, and model evaluation, while inviting open discussion and critical viewpoints on the field of genomic forecasting.

To apply, please submit:

  • Name and contact of corresponding author
  • Names and contact information of all authors
  • A 500-word abstract
  • Optional author statement of diversity: please explain how your study contributes to a more inclusive and diverse (broadly defined) community of authors and perspectives published by the American Naturalist
  • Timeline for full manuscript draft by October 1, 2024

Click here to submit your abstract via Google Forms (non-Google users can email the same information directly to Katie Lotterhos).

Double <i>Helix</i> sp. snails from an <a href="">1876 article</a> of <i>Am.Nat.</i>
Double Helix sp. snails from an 1876 article of Am.Nat.

Abstracts will be reviewed by Guest Associate Editors Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Stephen R. Keller and Associate Editor Katie E. Lotterhos starting on March 1, 2024. Approved abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review. Invited manuscripts will be due for peer review on October 1, 2024. Approval of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance in the special feature, as all manuscripts will be subject to full peer review with the American Naturalist.