- Premier of the new ATBC logo at the Montpelier, France Annual Meeting
- ATBC 53rd Annual Meeting in Montpellier, France, June 19-24: Reconciling conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
- Conservation Asia: Sustainable landscapes for people, business and biodiversity in Singapore
- ATBC Strategic Plan 2016-2020
- Capacity Building Activities at Annual Conferences and Chapter Meetings
- ATBC is now a member of IUCN
- SECSCI (Student and Early Career Scientist) Chapter
- Read Biotropica articles on your smartphone or tablet! But printed journal copies are available for purchase
- New data archiving policy and data repository for Biotropica
- Special thanks to Biotropica authors
- Ways to get involved with ATBC
- Benefits of your ATBC membership
Premier of the new ATBC logo at the Montpelier, France Annual Meeting
We all love the iconic Albizzia saman tree that has come to symbolize the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation for over 50 years. At the same time, we embrace change and seek new beginnings and the expanding role of ATBC globally. Several years ago, we embarked on a journey to develop an updated logo and new brand for ATBC. The details of our beautiful new design will remain a surprise until 19 June, 2016 in Montpelier. But don’t worry…let’s just say that the leaf doesn’t fall far from the tree. We hope you all come to love the new vibrant logo as much as we do!
ATBC Strategic Plan 2016-2020
Capacity Building Activities at Annual Conferences and Chapter Meetings
ATBC is now a member of IUCN
SECSCI (Student and Early Career Scientist) Chapter
Read Biotropica articles on your smartphone or tablet! But printed journal copies are available for purchase
New data archiving policy and data repository for Biotropica
Recent years have seen an upsurge in the value placed by the scientific community on archiving in permanent repositories the data that serve as the foundation of published articles. In light of these important benefits to authors and the broader scientific community, the Editorial Board of Biotropica voted to implement a new Data Archiving Policy below for all manuscripts submitted after January 1, 2016. This policy, which you can read athttp://biotropica.org/data-archiving-policy/, is an important and exciting step forward for Biotropica. We join an elite group of journals in our field that mandate data archiving, but in a way that meets the needs of our unique community of authors. First, our policy includes a generous embargo period of up to three years to ensure authors have ample time to publish multiple papers from more complex or long-term data sets. Second, our policy includes something that as far as we know is unique among data archiving mandates – language explicitly encouraging ‘Data Users’ to engage intellectually in true collaboration with ‘Data Generators’. Finally, the non-profit and NSF-supported Data Dryad was designed with ecological and evolutionary data in mind and is the repository of choice for many journals in environmental biology. While authors are free to archive in any repository that ensures data will be permanently archived, Biotropica will provide partial or complete waivers to offset the costs of archiving in Dryad to authors that cannot afford to do so. Some guidelines on archiving data, including links to articles that provide excellent suggestions on formatting, can be found here. On behalf of the Associate Editors, we would like to thank the Editorial Board, partners at Wiley, and the Data Dryad for working with us on these exciting changes.
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