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. 33 2018


    In mires, the most important division is between fen dominated by large sedges and grasses and bog dominated by sphagna with dwarf sedges and shrubs. The hydrochemical distinction between fen and bog is characterized by soil–water pH, which is closely related to the decline of organic nitrogen availability in low-pH bog. The photo (top) is of a fen in Lake Yudonuma, taken by Takatoshi Nakamura.

    Periodical cicadas (Magicicada spp.) in the USA are well known for their nearly perfectly synchronized mass emergences of millions per acre with 13- or 17-year prime-numbered life cycles. The photo (middle) is of a 13-year cicada emerging on the wall of house in 2011, taken by Hiromu Ito.

    Endemic subspecies of the Japanese wood pigeon Columba janthina nitens in the Ogasawara Islands, called the red-headed wood pigeon (bottom). The pigeons move widely among the islands, perhaps due to a lack of food resources in a single island habitat. They choose lipid-rich fruits but flexibly change their diet and sometimes depend on introduced plants. Photo by Haruko Ando.