应主编Friderich Rechnagel和Elsevier出版社Straub博士邀请，水生所宋立荣研究员应邀担任2005年新创刊的国际刊物ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS编委会编委。
An International Journal on Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology
Ecological Informatics is a new international journal devoted to the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of ecoinformatics, computational ecology and systems ecology, and special issues on topics of current interest. The scope of the journal includes principles of information processing from genomes to ecosystems, computational approaches to ecological scales and complexity, computational approaches to ecosystems analysis, synthesis, simulation and forecasting, ecological pattern analysis at nano- to macroscales, management of ecological data. The nature of the journal is interdisciplinary publishing high quality papers on information processing in ecosystems, ecological data management and computation, and the crossover between biology/ecology and computer/information sciences.
Ecological Informatics will publish research in the following areas:
·Theory and applications of ecoinformatics
·Principles of information processing from genomes to ecosystems
·Novel developments in bio-inspired computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence
·Spatial-temporal simulation of ecological entities, ecosystem structures and behaviours by artificial life, cellular automata and adaptive agents
·Knowledge discovery and forecasting of ecological processes and patterns, ecosystem functions and behaviours by bio-inspired computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence
·Processing of uncertain ecological data by fuzzy logic and qualitative reasoning
·Standardisation and integration of ecological data and models by meta-information concepts and object-oriented programming
·Ecological data warehousing including data archival, retrieval, sharing, mining and visualisation
·Ecological data acquisition, spatial analysis and visualisation by GIS and remote sensing
·Computational frameworks for decision making in relation to environmental sustainability, biodiversity and global environmental changes
·Education and training in ecoinformatics.
The first issue of Ecological Informatics is scheduled for publication in July 2005.