Landscape Ecol (2017) 32:2225–2239 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-017-0594-8 EDITORIAL Thirty years of Landscape Ecology (1987–2017): retrospects and prospects Jianguo Wu Received: 13 November 2017 / Accepted: 16 November 2017 / Published online: 24 November 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2017 (Fig. 1). During the past 30 years, the journal has grown rapidly from a tiny new journal with fewer than 20 articles per year at the beginning to a major research journal producing more than 160 articles per year. During the same time period, the ﬁeld of landscape ecology has also developed tremendously from a newly revitalized conﬂation of ecology and geography to a fully-ﬂedged interdisciplinary scien- tiﬁc enterprise that cuts across a wide range of natural and social sciences. Here I examine how the journal has grown during the 30 years between 1987 and 2016, with numbers and personal reﬂections. No, numbers cannot account for everything, but they do This is a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the journal, help us make better sense of changing patterns. Landscape Ecology, the ﬂagship journal of the Inter- national Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) which was founded in 1982. Landscape Ecology was A major milestone in the history of
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