Welcome to Reclamation Sciences! I am serving as the inaugural Editor in Chief of Reclamation Sciences, the new peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Reclamation Sciences (asrs.us). As a Professor of Environmental Studies in the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University, my own research focus is on the restoration of water resources in post-mining and post-industrial landscapes, stream and wetland restoration, and monitoring climate change–influenced hydrologic change in Appalachia. My training is in Civil Engineering and Geosciences from Ohio University and Newcastle University. Ohio University's public service mission drives us to serve the communities in the region and the state with applied research and practice. This service mission, interdisciplinary training, and research background allow me to bring these principles to the editorship of Reclamation Sciences.
We are launching Reclamation Sciences in 2022 with paper submissions open now. As the Society expands its scope beyond its historical mining focus, the journal seeks contributions across a broad range of reclamation topics. With an interdisciplinary readership, journal contributions will share proposed and applied solutions, as well as knowledge related to the reclamation, restoration, rehabilitation, and remediation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and landscapes disturbed by human activity. We hope to serve as a bridge between reclamation researchers and practitioners. We accept articles related to reclamation sciences as original submissions, review articles, short communications, technical notes, and cultural communications.
Reclamation Sciences is led by an interdisciplinary Editorial Board and team of Associate Editors. Editorial Board members Dr. Robert Nairn of Oklahoma University, Dr. Jenise Bauman of Western Washington University, and Craig Kreman of the Quapaw Nation guide the policy and practice of the journal. Organized by technical division, Associate Editors guide manuscripts through the peer review. The team includes Dr. Julie LaBar of Centenary University and Dr. Suzette Burckhard of South Dakota State University in the Water division; Dr. Kenton Sena of the University of Kentucky, Sara Klopf of Virginia Tech, and Dr. Jon Burley of Michigan State University in the Vegetation division; Dr. Michael Curran of Barlow Flower Farm in the Technology division; Dr. Longbin Huang of the University of Queensland in the Soils division; Dr. Bill Strosnider of the University of South Carolina in the Engineering division; and Dr. Viorel Popescu of Ohio University in the Wildlife division.
As we move toward our launch, we are looking both for high-quality contributions and willing peer reviewers. Please contact Dr. Natalie Kruse Daniels at email@example.com for more information.