ISSN: 2661-3379 (Online)


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Aims and Scope

Research in Ecology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that mainly reports the frontier dynamic and latest achievements in ecology, focusing on the relationships between living organisms and their environments, and ecological responses to environmental change, ecological protection and restoration. Highlight the theoretical exploration and practical summary in the field of ecology, and provide services for the sustainable development of the natural environment and ecology.


The key topics of the journal include:

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Ecological protection and restoration
  • Climate change impacts on ecosystems
  • Human impacts on ecosystems 



Submission Preparation Checklist

By submitting a manuscript to the journal, the Author(s) verifies that the following items have been met:
  1. The submission has not been previously published under another journal, or is currently under consideration for another journal.
  2. The submission format should be in Microsoft Word. Other word processing software may be considered.
  3. DOIs or URLs have been provided wherever possible in the Reference List.
  4. The document(s) have been formatted according to the requirements under Author Guidelines. The placement of illustrations, figures, graphs, tables, and equations have been integrated into the main manuscript.
  5. Instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed in order to comply with the double-blind peer review process employed.

Vol 4, No 2 (2022)

Table of Contents


William F. Precht

Article ID: 4598
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Bhushan Kumar Sharma, Sumita Sharma

Article ID: 4520
Views - 143  (Abstract) PDF - 36  (Download)
Abstract: The authors analyze phytoplankton diversity of a small urban wetland of Meghalaya to assess biodiversity and limnology interest of small water bodies. This “slightly acidic-circumneutral, demineralized and soft water” subtropical wetland reveals diverse phytoplankton (64 species), indicates high desmid richness and highlights the speciose littoral constel...
David A. Wood

Article ID: 4552
Views - 88  (Abstract) PDF - 20  (Download)
Abstract: Variations in net ecosystem exchange (NEE) of carbon dioxide, and the variables influencing it, at woodland sites over multiple years determine the long term performance of those sites as carbon sinks. In this study, weekly-averaged data from two AmeriFlux sites in North America of evergreen woodland, in different climatic zones and with distinct tree and...
Ndifon Elias Mjaika

Article ID: 4746
Views - 43  (Abstract) PDF - 14  (Download)
Abstract: Significant socio-economic, spiritual, nutritional and medicinal needs of the countrysides in Central Africa region are obtainable from macrofungi. Conversely, anthropogenic activities and climate change have led to a reduction in the habitats of mushrooms which has led to some mushrooms becoming endangered. A dearth of information on the ecology, managem...

Short Communication

Samuel Tuffa

Article ID: 4747
Views - 63  (Abstract) PDF - 9  (Download)
Abstract: Rangelands contribute to human well-being worldwide. However, its fragile ecosystems are threatened due to inappropriate management that has been leading to its degradation in African rangelands in general and in Ethiopian rangelands in particular. Rangeland degradation is attributable to both natural and anthropogenic causes. Restoring degraded areas by ...



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

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