ISSN: 2661-3379(Online) 


Aims and Scope

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

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Volume 4, Issue 3 (2022)

Table of Contents


Antonio B. Ojeda

Article ID: 4630
Views - 81  (Abstract) PDF - 16  (Download)
Abstract: Ecotourism is a tourism modality intricately linked to the principles of sustainability, due to its natural offer component and environmental education. The objective of this research is to evaluate the perception of ecotourists present on the coast of Yucatan. From a regional approach, the author selected twenty-five community-based ecotourism ventures (...
Vinícius Londe, Felipe Segala Ferreira, Fernando Roberto Martins

Article ID: 4916
Views - 73  (Abstract) PDF - 18  (Download)
Abstract: Studies on composition and structure generate crucial information for characterizing plant communities and planning conservation actions. There are still substantial knowledge gaps in Brazilian protected areas, preventing design programs to mitigate biodiversity loss. This is the case of the National Forest of Ipanema (Ipanema NAFO) in São Paulo state, Br...
Lívia P. De Sordi, Rochely S. Morandini, Vânia R. Pivello, Mariana M. Vidal, José C. Motta-Junior

Article ID: 4936
Views - 48  (Abstract) PDF - 7  (Download)
Abstract: The Brazilian Cerrado, characterized by grasslands, savannahs and riverine forests, is a biodiversity hotspot, threatened by the expansion of the agricultural frontier, and therefore, needs effective conservation actions. At the national level, the Cerrado core-region has received more conservation efforts than the marginal (non-core) areas, being conside...


Nyarko Lawrence Fletcher, Sakina Maman Bawa, Moussa Soulé

Article ID: 4930
Views - 207  (Abstract) PDF - 19  (Download)
Abstract: Over the past 50 years, a number of homegrown solutions and international development assistance have been initiated and implemented to address the West Africa Sahel region’s biodiversity resources decline. This ranges from indigenous/community led natural resources regeneration and land restoration techniques, funding and technical support in developing ...

Review (This article belongs to the Special Issue "Impacts of Climatic Changes on Biodiversity")

Gnanki Mariam Lafia N’gobi, Kalamboli Danani, Moussa Soulé

Article ID: 4961
Views - 144  (Abstract) PDF - 20  (Download)
Abstract: Climate change has many effects on biodiversity. Few studies have focused on the consequences of climate change on biodiversity in West Africa Sahel which is one of the most sensitive regions to climate change. Thus, this study examined the different effects of climate change on biodiversity in West Africa Sahel to guide climate policies. The authors used...



Research in Ecology has been accepted for inclusion in the CAS databases!


We are pleased to announce that Research in Ecology has been accepted for inclusion in the CAS databases. It will begin coverage with the 2021 issues.

We appreciate the contributions and support of the editor-in-chief, editorial board, reviewers, all authors and readers, Research in Ecology will continue to provide more excellent articles related to ecology, build a reliable platform for ecological research to address and evaluate ecological issues.


Posted: February 15,2022
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Special Issues


Special Issue: Impacts of Climatic Changes on Biodiversity


Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Jose Galizia Tundisi  

President of International Institute of Ecology, a non profit organization at São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil.


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effects and consequences of climatic changes are well known: Climatic changes are producing significant increases on the average temperature of the Planet Earth, affecting the water cycle and causing many problems such as large scale  storms and droughts. All these changes produce severe economic problems worldwide, and affects Human Health. One of the important and relevant consequences of the climatic changes are the effects on terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. Extinction of endangered species, effects on the geographical distribution of biota, changes in the organization of food webs are related consequences. Climatic changes are also enhancing the growth of cyanobacteria in inland waters ( rivers, lakes, reservoirs )  and coastal ecosystems therefore increasing the toxicity of these ecosystems and affecting the diversity of the aquatic biota. Terrestrial vegetation and fauna are  also suffering the effects of several months of drought. Therefore it is necessary a detailed and up to date account of  the impacts of climatic changes on biodiversity and the possible actions , technologies and research that can contribute to minimize the effects. The Planet Earth has suffered along for millions of years 5 extinctions of biodiversity caused by natural events. The present six extinctions are due to human action. The special number will receive contributions from research workers specialized in biodiversity from all over the world  and we expect excellent and competent contribution to this significant issue. A general and synthesis of the climatic changes and its overall consequences will open this Special Issue.

Dr. Jose Galizia Tundisi

Guest Editor


How to Submit your Manuscript?

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website or or sent an e-mail to for consultation.  All articles will be peer-reviewed and all the accepted articles will be published for free in the journal on this special issue. Research articles, review articles and short communications are invited.

Submission deadline extended: 30 December 2022.



Seagrass Meadows under the Changing Climate: A Review of the Impacts of Climate Stressors

by Kuok Ho Daniel Tang, Tony Hadibarata

Keywords: Climate change; Extreme weather; Seagrass; Ocean warming; Ocean acidification; Vulnerability



Climate Change and Biodiversity in West Africa Sahel: A Review

by Gnanki Mariam Lafia N’gobi, Kalamboli Danani, Moussa Soulé

Keywords: Climate change; Biodiversity education; Ecosystems; Biodiversity finance; West Africa Sahel


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