The Society of Population Ecology

The Society of Population Ecology was founded in 1961 for the purpose of promoting and fostering the study of population ecology. Now the activities of both the society and its publication cover broader aspects of population ecology and population biology, in both basic and applied fields.

Membership is open to persons interested in population ecology and related fields of the biological sciences.

What's New

Call for papers for a special feature:
"Evolutionary demography: the dynamic and broad intersection of ecology and evolution".
The proposal reception is now started.

Deadline for proposal submission: Friday 2nd December, 2016

Deadline for manuscript submission: Friday 31st March, 2017

This special feature will be published in Population Ecology in January 2018.
Click and check out the following link for details such as aims and scope, potential topics and how to write your proposal:

Click and see the latest NOTES. Read me! (Notes)

Editor's Choice list updated

The following two articles from the 58-4 issue (October 2016) have been selected as 'Editor's Choice':

Bjørnstad ON, Nelson WA, Tobin PC (2016) Developmental synchrony in multivoltine insects: generation separation versus smearing. Popul Ecol 58:479-491

Rashidul Alam AKM, Noda T (2016) An experimental evaluation of the direct and indirect effects of endemic seaweeds, barnacles, and invertebrate predators on the abundance of the introduced rocky intertidal barnacle Balanus glandula. Popul Ecol 58:504-514

* Two or three articles per issue are selected as 'Editor's Choice', based on the uniqueness of the paper, the reviewers' and the editors' comments and prospects for the study of Population Ecology.
'Most Cited Articles' in Journal Highlights updated with top 1-3 or 4 most cited articles published in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (as of September 8, 2016)
The results of the Poster Awards of
The 32nd Annual Meeting in Sapporo, in November 2016
are now available here.

* Schedule and other details of the program are available here.
A new Special Feature 'Bayesian, Fisherian, error, and evidential statistical approaches for population ecology' (based on a symposium in Tsukuba, Japan, held on 11 October 2014) is added online.

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Population Ecology (formerly Researches on Population Ecology) publishes refereed original research articles and reviews on various aspects of population ecology.


Yoshitaka Tsubaki, Kyoto University, Kyoto

Secretary General

Michihiro Ishihara, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai

Vice President

Hiroyuki Matsuda, Yokohama National University, Yokohama

Executive Committee

Takahiro Asami, Shinshu University, Matsumoto
Eiiti Kasuya, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Osamu Kishida, Hokkaido University, Tomakomai
Michio Kondoh, Ryukoku University, Otsu
Tadashi Miyashita, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
Takahisa Miyatake, Okayama University, Okayama
Takashi Noda, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
Kazunori Sato, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu

Gaku Takimoto, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
Yukihiko Toquenaga, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba
Midori Tuda, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Shunsuke Utsumi, Hokkaido University, Horokanai
Atsushi Yamauchi, Kyoto University, Otsu