Ecological Research


    Vol. 33 (2018)
    No. submitted articles: 359
    No. accepted articles: 71


    Current issue
    (vol. 34, issue 3)
    Days for acceptance:
    150 (44–368)
    Days for Early View:
    240 (135–463)
    Days for publication:
    257 (135–491)

    vol. 25 2010


    Teuri Island, in the Japan Sea, 30 km off the coast of nothern Hokkaido, and the surrounding waters support the largest colony (ca. 300,000 pairs) of rhinoceros auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) in the world.

    Top: Rhinoceros auklets (background) and two species of gulls (black-tailed, Larus crassirostris, and slaty-backed, L. schistisagus) (foreground) in the water where they feed on sand lance (Ammodytes personatus).
    Photo by Yasuaki Niizuma

    Middle: A rhinoceros auklet parent returning to the island in the evening to feed its chicks with sea greenling (Pleurogrammus azonus).
    Photo by Yutaka Watanuki*

    Bottom: Cliffs where seabirds breed.
    Photo by Akinori Takahashi

    Yutaka Watanuki is the recipient of the 2th Oshima Award!!