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Comprehensive analysis of field studies from the terrestrial Arctic reveals large spatial biases in sampling. Nearly one-third of all citations are derived from sites located within 50 km of two research stations — Toolik Lake in the USA and Abisko in Sweden, pictured. Image: courtesy of Maja Sundqvist, Umeå University. Photographer: Tyler Logan. Cover Design: Bethany Vukomanovic.

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From 'Patchy field sampling biases understanding of climate change impacts across the Arctic'. Metcalfe et al. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 2, 1443-1448 (2018).

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.