Masthead: Park Science 34(1)—Winter 2017–2018

Park Science

Integrating Research and Resource Management in the National Parks
ISSN 0735–9462

Published by

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
Office of Education and Outreach
Lakewood, Colorado

Director, National Park Service

Dan Smith (acting)

Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

Raymond M. Sauvajot

Editor and Layout

Jeffrey M. Selleck


Lori D. Kranz (contractor)


John Dennis—Deputy Chief Scientist, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

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Sample style for article citation

Mintzer, A. C. 2018. Changes over 30 years in populations of the leafcutter ant Atta mexicana at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Park Science 34(1):32–42.

Printed on recycled paper.

Park Science is a research and resource management journal of the U.S. National Park Service. It reports the implications of recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management, and policy. The publication serves a broad audience of national park and protected area managers and scientists and provides for public outreach. It is funded by the Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.

Articles are field-oriented accounts of applied research and resource management presented in nontechnical language. The editor and subject-matter experts review content for clarity, completeness, usefulness, scientific and technical soundness, and relevance to NPS policy.

Facts and views expressed in Park Science are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions or policies of the National Park Service. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for use by the National Park Service.

Article inquiries, submissions, and comments should be directed to the editor by e-mail. Letters addressing scientific or factual content are welcome and may be edited for length, clarity, and tone.

Park Science is published online at (ISSN 1090-9966).

Last updated: April 12, 2018