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Ecography is the outlet for empirical and theoretical work in spatial ecology, macroecology and biogeography

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

Ecography is a full Gold Open Access journal. This means that papers are freely accessible for anyone to read, directly upon publication. Authors may share their articles with anyone, on any platform or via any communication channel.


Ecography publishes the following types of articles: Original research papers, Forum, Review and synthesis, Software notes, Brevia, and News and Views. For article format, please see author guide lines.

Ecography is available on-line at Wiley Online Library. Back issues are available at JSTOR.



All correspondence should be addressed to the Managing Editor (ecography [at] oikosoffice [dot] lu [dot] se).



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