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. 32 2017


    Proboscis monkeys are foregut-fer-menting primates, having the first rumination behavior observed in free-ranging primates. They ingest a diet consisting of various proportions of leaves and fruit and are endemic to Borneo, inhabiting mangroves, swamps, and riverine forests. The photo (top) is of an infant in the lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia, by Ikki Matsuda

    A male barn swallow, Hirundo rustica, collecting mud to repair an old nest in his territory. Quality and quantity of old nests in the territory is a major female mate choice criterion, together with secondary sexual characteristics and nestling-like vocalization, in the barn swallow (middle). Photo by Masaru Hasegawa

    *Masaru Hasegawa is the recipient of the 4th Suzuki Award!!

    The Japanese mallotus, Mallotus japonicus, attracts many ants because the plant provides food substances such as extrafl oral nectar and lipid-rich particles on its leaves. In return, the ants protect the plant from herbivores. The photo (bottom) shows nectar-sucking ants, Pristomyrmex punctatus, on large extrafl oral nectaries located at the leaf base. Photo by Akira Yamawo