How much space does nature really need? This question has increasingly been the focus of conservation biologists and many others as the natural sciences have scaled up to consider nature from a landscape and seascape perspective, and in the process gaining a much better understanding of ecological services.
This issue of the International Journal of Wilderness kicks off our first year of offering online subscriptions! The journal features color photographs, charts and tables as well as the same great content our long-time subscribers expect. John Hendee reviews this exciting addition and other aspects of the Journal in his opening editorial. John also announces his transition to emeritus status with the Journal. Managing Editor Chad P. Dawson will take over as both editor in chief and managing editor.
In this issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Lisa Eidson begins by talking about balancing risk and public safety in the wilderness. We also hear from Robert G. Dvorak and Erin D. Small on the topic of visitor attitudes toward fire and wind disturbances in wilderness. This study examines visitor attitudes across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness regarding the effects of natural disturbances on visitor planning & wilderness conditions.
This December issue of the International Journal of Wilderness ends the 2011 year with a WILD10 update from The WILD Foundation’s president, Vance Martin. We hear from Magnus Sylven, a member of the WILD10 Executive Committee, about Nature Needs Half- a new spatial perspective for a healthy planet. Other IJW contributors include Howard L. Smith, Cyril F. Kormos, M. Rupert Cutler, Neal Christensen, Brooke B. McBride, Tom Carlson, Lisa Eidson, Jaime Rojo and Gordon Cessford.