Ecological Research


    Vol. 36 (2021)
    No. submitted articles: 267
    No. accepted articles: 92


    Statistics in the 6 months (2021.07-12)
    Days to First Decision (All Manuscripts): 40.9 (days)
    Days to First Decision (Mss. with Final Decisions Only): 37.8 (days)

    Current issue
    (vol. 37, issue 2)
    Days for acceptance:
    118.71 (58–257)
    Days for Early View:
    158.43 (90–320)
    Days for publication:
    227.86 (167–377)

    vol. 24 2009


    The Shiretoko Peninsula, in the northeastern part of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005. The cover photographs were taken within the core zone of the World Heritage Site.
    Top: Upstreammigrating pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and fluvial Dolly Varden charr (Salvelinus malma) in the Okitchiushi River. In autumn, the stomach of the Dolly Varden is often found to be filled with salmon eggs.
    Middle: Shiretoko swamp (altitude 920 m) from the hillside of Mt. Shiretoko.
    Bottom: A brown bear (Ursus arctos yesoensis) with a sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) it has caught on the rocky coastline of the Shiretoko.
    Photos by Kentaro Morita*

    *Kentaro Morita is the recipient of the 12th Miyadi Award!!
    Check his award article