Research in Ecology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on key issues of fundamental and applied ecology, with a special emphasis on cutting-edge researches challenging established theories and advancing our broad understanding of the functioning of ecological systems, as well as of the ways to ensure their protection. Both theoretical and experimental studies dealing with every level of ecological organization, from the individual to the ecosphere, are welcome.

Key topics include:

  • Behavioral and physiological ecology
  • Population ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Community ecology and biodiversity
  • Ecosystem functioning and conservation
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems
  • Ecological protection and restoration

Vol. 5 , Iss. 3 (September 2023): In progress


  • Research Status, Problems and Direction of Soil Organic Carbon in Zoige Peat Wetland

    Chanhua Ma, Zhengqiang Xu

    Article ID: 5799
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    Peatlands, as a special type of wetland, occupy only 3% of the Earth’s surface, but bear about one-third of the world’s soil carbon storage and play an important role in the global carbon cycle. The Zoige Wetland is located on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and its peat reserves are up to 1.9... More

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