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Ecological Research

Ecological Research

Editor-in-Chief: Atsushi Kume

ISSN: 0912-3814 (print version)
ISSN: 1440-1703 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11284

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Ecological Research Paper Award 2016

On behalf of the Ecological Society of Japan, the Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Research would like to congratulate the following winners of the Ecological Research Paper Award 2016 for their outstanding papers published in Ecological Research volume 31. The winning articles are granted open access, funded by the society. Read them for free now!

(Data papers are not made open access since the data is already freely available.)

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Citizen science: a new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation
Hiromi Kobori, Janis L. Dickinson, Izumi Washitani, Ryo Sakurai, Tatsuya Amano, Naoya Komatsu, Wataru Kitamura, Shinichi Takagawa, Kazuo Koyama, Takao Ogawara, A. J. Miller-Rushing
(2016) 31: 1-19
P_A39686_Luca Luiselli_Luca_128x150px
Long-term, climate-change-related shifts in feeding frequencies of a Mediterranean snake population
Massimo Capula, Lorenzo Rugiero, Dario Capizzi, Daniel Franco, Giuliano Milana, Luca Luiselli
(2016) 31: 49-55
P_A39686_Teruyoshi Nagamitsu_Teruyoshi_128x150px
Effects of converting natural forests to coniferous plantations on fruit and seed production and mating patterns in wild cherry trees
Teruyoshi Nagamitsu, Kato Shuri, Hisatomo Taki, Satoshi Kikuchi, Takashi Masaki
(2016) 31: 239-250
P_A39686_Noriko Takamura_Noriko_128x150px
Photosynthesis and primary production in Lake Kasumigaura (Japan) monitored monthly since 1981 [data paper]
Noriko Takamura, Megumi Nakagawa
(2016) 31: 287-287
P_A39686_Keita Nishizawa_Keita_128x150px
Deer herbivory affects the functional diversity of forest floor plants via changes in competition-mediated assembly rules
Keita Nishizawa, Shinichi Tatsumi, Ryo Kitagawa, Akira S. Mori
(2016) 31: 569-578


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    Ecological Research has been published in English by the Ecological Society of Japan since 1986. Ecological Research publishes original papers on all aspects of ecology, in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Manuscripts published in this journal must fundamentally advance and/or change our understanding of ecological principles. Purely descriptive papers and those merely confirming or extending results of previous work will not be considered. We publish original articles, current topics in ecology, special features, biodiversity in Asia, technical reports, notes and comments, data papers, and forum papers. The acceptance criteria for all papers are quality and originality of research and its significance to our readership. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board.

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