Welcome to Animal Ecology in Focus,

Journal of Animal Ecology publishes the best animal ecology research that develops, tests and advances broad ecological principles.

Established in 1932 by the British Ecological Society (BES), Journal of Animal Ecology has subsequently become the leading journal for original research in animal ecology.  It is the journal’s aim to publish articles detailing novel and important work  that develops, tests and advances broad ecological principles and that will hopefully challenge the way animal ecologists think.  This covers topics including: behavioural ecology, climate ecology, community ecology, demography, ecosystems, evolutionary ecology, life histories, macroecology, molecular ecology, parasite and disease ecology, physiological ecology, population ecology, spatial ecology, and trophic interactions.

Published six times a year, the journal offers a rapid review process and no page charges for authors.  Journal of Animal Ecology is a respected and established publication catering for up-and-coming as well as eminent authors and researchers of ecology.

For more information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website:  www.journalofanimalecology.org

What is Animal Ecology?

Ecology is the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms, the interaction between organisms, the interaction between organisms and their environment, and structure and function of ecosystems.  Animal ecology takes these principles and applies them specifically to fauna. Researchers working in the field of animal ecology may study a broad range of topics.  These may include physiology, genetics, evolution, population dynamics, disease transmission, animal behaviour, communities and biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and human impacts.  Such research has many practical applications in conservation, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and environmental management.

Overall, ecology provides knowledge and evidence on the relationship between the biosphere and people.  A better understanding of this relationship allows society to predict the consequences of human activity on the environment and the importance of the environment for human welfare.

Aims and Scope

Our aim is to support the Journal by distributing the latest ecological research, developments and discoveries through online media. This includes summaries of articles published in the journal, but also extends to other current news relevant to the field of animal ecology. Through the use of popular science articles, reports, interviews and other media avenues, we hope to promote awareness and discussion of new developments in animal ecology within the scientific and wider community

Publishing Scholarly Articles

Journal of Animal Ecology supports long-term ecological research in a changing world, and publishes the best original research on all the broad aspects of animal ecology.  If you think your research would be suitable for this publication, please visit the journal website www.journalofanimalecology.org

Social Media

The Journal of Animal Ecology is active on Twitter and Facebook, follow the journal to keep informed of the latest publications, as well as other developments in the field of animal ecology.

Join the British Ecological Society

The British Ecological Society aims to generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions to achieve a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. It was established in 1913 and has grown to over 5,000 members across the world. It runs a wide range of events throughout the year to provide training, mentoring, and the opportunity for ecologists to meet and exchange views.  In addition, each year the BES supports the global ecological community with over £300,000 in grants. Find out more on the BES website www.britishecologicalsociety.org


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