Publications of The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science

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The Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science

  • Editor of the Journal
    Robert McCord
    AZ Museum of Natural History
    53 N Macdonald St
    Mesa, AZ 85201-4098
    480-644-4098
    robert.mccord@mesaaz.gov
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Instructions for Contributors

Manuscript Requirements

  1. Manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced.
  2. An informative abstract should be included for regular articles.
  3. An electronic copy should be submitted in PC-compatible format using Word or WordPerfect.
  4. Literature citations and bibliographies should follow the style in most recent issues of this journal. Please leave authors' names in capital/lower case letters. Also please spell out entire journal names, and include publication information.
  5. Figures should be a minimum of 300 dpi and submitted as separate .jpg or .png files. Please do not embed them within the manuscript.
  6. Please consider that color images will be colored in the online edition but may be black and white in the printed issue (see Information for Contributors above). Please be sure that lines and symbols are discernible in either format.
  7. Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor of the Journal:

AZ Museum of Natural History
53 N Macdonald St
Mesa, AZ 85201-4098
480-644-4098
robert.mccord@mesaaz.gov

Copyright

The senior author must sign a transfer-of-copyright form prior to publication of the manuscript. Federal employees must sign a waiver, stating that they are federal employees who cannot hold copyright to the manuscript they have submitted.

Editorial Review

Each manuscript will be read and reviewed by at least two referees. To facilitate this process, the author should send the names, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers of five people (not from the author's home institution) who are well-qualified to review the manuscript.

Proof and Final Copy

A pdf proof copy will be sent to the author before the paper goes to print. Please respond to all notes and comments by email or directly on the pdf. A digital version of the published journal will be available for download from BioOne; authors will also be emailed a pdf of their article by the editor.

Proof and Final Copy

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization, and publication costs for its journal are subsidized in part by page charges. Page charges for ANAS members are $15 per B/W page up to eight pages and $30 per page for each additional page. Page charges for nonmembers are $30 per B/W page. Contributors without grant support may request waiver of page charges.

Color figures and photos will automatically appear in color in the online version of journal. They will be included in print version, only at the request of the authors, for an additional $10 per color page for ANAS members and $20 for nonmembers; otherwise they will be printed as grayscale.
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Journal Editorial Policy

The Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ISSN 0193-8509 print; 1533-6085 online) is published principally by and for the members of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. It is the intention of the Editorial Board that the Journal shall serve all members, and publications are not restricted to formal, original scientific papers. The Editorial Board will decide the material to be included in each issue and will use its prerogative to edit all published items.

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization, and publication costs for its journal are subsidized in part by page charges. Page charges for ANAS members are $15.00 per page up to eight pages and $30.00 per page for each additional page. Page charges for nonmembers are $30.00 per page. Contributors without grant support may request waiver of page charges.

Please visit the Copyright Clearance Center to obtain rights and permission for business, electronic, class rooom, or other academic use of content from the Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.

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Subscription to the Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science

The subscription rate (paper copies) for institutions and libraries within the United States is $40.00 per volume; institutions and libraries outside of the United States, including Canada, subscribe at the rate of $50.00 per volume. To subscribe please address correspondence to

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Proceedings 

Proceedings of The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science

  • Proceedings Editor
    Florence Slater
    Department of Biology
    Glendale Community College
    6000 W. Olive Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85302
    623 845 3619
    f.slater@gccaz.edu




Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest

Books 

Book - Natural Environments of Arizona: From Desert to Mountains

Editors
Peter F. Ffolliott and Owen K. Davis
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Best known for its cactus-studded deserts and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, Arizona boasts even more natural features that surprise visitors and continue to amaze longtime residents. Using C. H. Merriam’s turn-of-the-twentieth-century descriptions of Arizona’s life zones, Charles Lowe first defined those biotic communities in his 1964 book Arizona’s Natural Environment. Now ten experts on Arizona’s natural setting build on that classic to reflect our increased knowledge of basic physical and biological processes and the impact of both natural and man-made disturbances on these environments.

Natural Environments of Arizona bridges the gap between coffee-table volumes and scientific literature, offering a nontechnical, single-volume overview that introduces readers to a myriad of topics and provides pointers toward deeper reading. It’s all here: climate, geology, soil and water resources, an amazing variety of flora and fauna—and of course human impacts on the state’s fragile ecosystems.

These chapters show the extent to which Arizona’s natural environments have changed since Lowe first set the stage for their study. They consider changes in forests and grasslands, the effects of soil erosion, questions about water quality, and the evolving status of rivers and wildlife communities. And while the common thread of environments makes the book a complete introduction to the subject, each chapter stands alone as an authoritative synopsis of its particular topic.

Ranging widely over the impacts of drought, floods, and wildfires, this practical guide clearly shows that nature is more than picturesque landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife. For anyone with a dog-eared copy of Lowe, this book will serve as the new standard on the subject—a valuable tool for resource managers, students, and general readers alike.

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