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Call for Papers: Climate Change Genomics

Genome Biology is accepting submissions for an article collection on genomics and climate change. Global climate change will not only have devastating effects on humans but also to the plants, animals, and microbes that surround us and that we depend on for survival. Advances in genomics allow scientists to better understand how organisms are influenced by and can adapt to the impending climate change. While we must also do our best to stop climate change, we must also use our resources and knowledge to better understand the future consequences, as well as use genomic resources to better adapt to the changing environment.

The collection will be guest edited by Justin Borevitz (Australian National University, Canberra, AUS), who will have an advisory role to guide the scope of the collection and provide advice on content, but will not be involved in the editorial decision making on submitted papers.

There is no submission deadline, and articles will not be held for publication together – individual articles will be published when they are ready. The final collection will be accessible via a dedicated web page in our special collections catalog and highlighted on the main Genome Biology web page.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

-Moving beyond genetic adaptation alone to genomics of ecosystem resilience for enhancing evolutionary potential

-Genomics for adaptation in foundation species for land ecosystem restoration

-Genomics of resilient crops – tapping crop wild relatives, as well as emerging crops

-Aquatic ecosystem restoration

-Soil microbiology genomics and the carbon cycle

-Breeding for natural selection – conservation genomics meets modern breeding

Authors are invited to submit using our online submission system and indicate in the cover letter that you would like the manuscript to be considered for the ‘Climate change genomics’ collection. If you have any questions or would like to submit a pre-submission inquiry, please email