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. 30 2015


    Semi-natural grasslands have been an important land-use and ecosystem in Japan, but their areas are now rapidly declining due to the fuel and fertilizer revolution. However, we can find the remnants of the grasslands in some places such as the Hayasaka Plateau, Iwate Prefecture (top). Forestry practices are expected to restore early-successional habitats including semi-natural grasslands. In central Hokkaido, a large-scale experiment of alternative harvesting methods (Retention Experiment for plantation FoREstry in Sorachi, Hokkaido: REFRESH) has just started (middle).
    Photos by Yuichi Yamaura*

    Japanese tit (Parus minor) parents produce diff erent alarm calls for diff erent nest predators. Nestlings keep crouching inside their nest cavity when hearing alarm calls for crows, whereas they jump out of the cavity when hearing alarm calls for snakes (bottom). The two responses help the nestlings to evade crows’ beaks and snake invasion, respectively.
    Photo by Toshitaka Suzuki**

    *Yuichi Yamaura is the recipient of the 18th Miyadi Award!!
    Check his award article

    *Toshitaka Suzuki is the recipient of the 2nd Suzuki Award!!
    Check his award article