Ecological Research

  • STATISTICS

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

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    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. 27 2012

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    Ecosystem size may be an important factor determining food-chain length. Ecologists have long struggled to understand the causes of variation in foodchain length. The Bahamian Islands (top) in the Atlantic Ocean have many small and large islands along a variety of environmental gradients, offering great opportunities to study the environmental variables that drive variation in food-chain length among islands. Top predators on the islands are orb spiders, such as Argiope argentata (middle), and lizards (Anolis sagrei; bottom). Their trophic position, estimated by stable isotope technique, showed significant increases with island area, being among the first examples from terrestrial systems that food-chain length increases with ecosystem size.
    Photos by *Gaku Takimoto

    *Gaku Takimoto is the recipient of the 15th Miyadi Award!!
    Check his award article