Aims & Scope

The scope of Ecography

ECOGRAPHY publishes exciting, novel, and important articles that significantly advance understanding of ecological or biodiversity patterns in space or time. Papers focusing on conservation or restoration are welcomed, provided they are anchored in ecological theory and convey a general message that goes beyond a single case study. We encourage papers that seek advancing the field through the development and testing of theory or methodology, or by proposing new tools for analysis or interpretation of ecological phenomena. Manuscripts are expected to address general principles in ecology, though they may do so using a specific model system if they adequately frame the problem relative to a generalized ecological question or problem.

Purely descriptive papers are considered only if breaking new ground and/or describing patterns seldom explored. Studies focused on a single species or single location are generally discouraged unless they make a significant contribution to advancing general theory or understanding of biodiversity patterns and processes. Manuscripts merely confirming or marginally extending results of previous work are unlikely to be considered in Ecography.

Papers are judged by virtue of their originality, appeal to general interest, and their contribution to new developments in studies of spatial and temporal ecological patterns. There are no biases with regard to taxon, biome, or biogeographical area.

Some keywords:

  • Biodiversity
  • Biogeography
  • Biotic interactions
  • Climate change impacts
  • Climate change responses
  • Conservation biology
  • Community ecology
  • Ecological analysis
  • Ecological patterns and processes
  • Ecological methodology
  • Ecological modelling
  • Ecological software
  • Ecology
  • Ecological genomics
  • Ecological synthesis
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Global change biology
  • Invasion ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Macrophysiology
  • Meta-analysis
  • Movement ecology
  • Network ecology
  • Paleoecology
  • Phylogeography
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Spatial ecology
  • Temporal series
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Urban ecology