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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 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 (average time from submission to first decision is 35 days) and no page charges for authors.  With an Impact Factor of 4.726, 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.

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