September 2017 cover

The polar desert of Taylor Valley (looking west), Antarctica, which is the primary site of the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER project. Canada Glacier is in the immediate foreground, abutting Lake Hoare, which is connected to Lake Chad. In the background, Taylor Glacier, an outlet of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet can be seen at the head of the valley. Photo by Michael Gooseff.

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From 'Decadal ecosystem response to an anomalous melt season in a polar desert in Antarctica'. Gooseff et al., Nature Ecology & Evolution 1; 1334-1338 (2017).

Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.