Ecography– journal information

ECOGRAPHY — Pattern and Diversity in Ecology

ECOGRAPHY has since it was established 1992 gained increased attention throughout the world. With an increasing circulation, ECOGRAPHY today is represented in more than 50 countries.

ECOGRAPHY publishes papers focused on broad spatial and temporal patterns, particularly studies of population and community ecology, macroecology, biogeography, and ecological conservation. Studies in ecological genetics and historical ecology are welcomed in the context of explaining contemporary ecological patterns. Manuscripts are expected to address general principles in ecology, though they may do so using a specific model system if this frames the problem relative to a generalised ecological issue.

Papers generally are expected to be based on concise hypotheses or to relate to concise theoretical concepts based on sound natural history. Purely descriptive papers are considered only if breaking new ground and/or describing patterns seldom explored. Manuscripts merely confirming or marginally extending results of previous work are discouraged. Papers are judged by virtue of their originality, appeal to general interest, and their contribution to new developments in ecological research concerning spatial and temporal patterns. There is no bias with regard to taxon, biome, or biogeographical area.

Ecography publishes four types of articles:

Original research papers present research focused on ecological and geographical patterns in space and time. Theoretically oriented papers are expected to synthesize and move beyond previous knowledge, preferably by suggesting new conceptual or methodological approaches to well-established problems. Among empirical studies, those that explore or test clearly stated hypotheses or theoretical predictions and attempt to generalize results to other systems are welcomed.

Forum papers are commentaries, short papers or notes about new ideas, alternative ways of evaluating existing information or responses to recent papers in Ecography or elsewhere that deal with spatio-temporal issues in ecology. Notes focused on new or improved method are also welcome. Contributions in this category may be submitted or solicited.

Review & Synthesis papers provide a critical assessment of the literature with emphasis on current topics in which rapid and significant advances are occurring. Ecography papers in this category should be more focused than the broad, topical reviews typically published elsewhere, developing a synthesis that inspires new hypotheses or new methods. Contributions in this category may be submitted or solicited.

Software Notes announce new software or software already in use but not previously published in a peer-reviewed journal for the study of spatial and temporal patterns in ecology. Software Notes should provide a summary of the software that describes its benefits and potential application(s). Software Notes are published with high priority and the section is intended as an outlet for the very best software tools in spatiotemporal ecology. products that are avialable only on a commercial basis will not be considered.

ECOGRAPHY appears with one volume (six issues) annually. Order of publication is normally chronological but may be modified based on editorial considerations.

Ecography is available as fulltext for subscribers on-line at and at Wiley Interscience. Back issues of Ecography are available at JSTOR,


Prof. Carsten Rahbek, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Miguel B. Araújo

Nathan Sanders

Jens-Christian Svenning

Managing Editor

Maria Persson, Lund, Sweden

Subject Editors

Marti Jane Anderson
Robert P. Anderson
Miguel Araújo
Michel Baguette
Robert Colwell
Alexandre Diniz-Filho
Robert R. Dunn
Johan Ehrlén
Matt Fitzpatrick
Erica Fleishman
Robert Fletcher
Damien Fordham
Janet Franklin
Jean-Michel Gaillard
Cathreine Graham
Dominique Gravel
Russel Greenberg
Joaquin Hortal
Timothy Keitt
Douglas A. Kelt
Jeremy T. Kerr
Ken Kozak
Jill Lancaster
Mikko Mönkkönen
David Nogues
Kai Norrdahl
Thierry Oberdorff
Pedro Peres-Neto
Eric Post
Francisco Pugnaire
Carsten Rahbek
Thiago Rangel
Jacques Régniere
Nathan J. Sanders
John R. Spence
Jens-Christian Svenning
Nate Swenson
Hanna Tuomisto
Thorsten Wiegand
Niklaus E. Zimmerman

Editorial Office:

Ecography, Oikos Ediorial Office, Ecology Building, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden Phone +46 46 222 08 17, E-mail: ecography [at] oikosoffice [dot] lu [dot] se


All correspondence should be addressed to the Managing Editor, except questions concerning subscriptions and distribution, which should be directed to Wiley-Blackwell.