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. 31 2016


    Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) are distributed in broad-leaved forests in East and West Asia. As megafauna and frugivores, they have an important ecological function as seed dispersers that help to maintain forest ecosystems. The photo (top) is of a young bear yawning atop a rock in the Ashio-Nikko mountains.
    Photo by Hiroshi Yokota

    Rotifer (Brachionus calyciflorus) populations are used to study predator?prey dynamics with green algae (Chlorella or Chlamydomonas) in microcosm experiments (middle). Changes of predation pressure cause rapid evolution of algal defense traits, resulting in long cycles with a half-period phase-lag between predator and prey densities. Photo by Minoru Kasada.
    Photo by Minoru Kasada

    A male of the common blue-tail damselfly (Ischnura senegalensis) (bottom). While males are monomorphic, females exhibit a heritable color polymorphism, consisting of ancestral morphs (gynomorphs) and male-like morphs (andromorphs), maintained under negative frequency-dependent selection derived from positive frequency-dependent male harassment.
    Photo by Yuma Takahashi*

    *Yuma Takahashi is the recipient of the 19th Miyadi Award!!