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

Editor's Choice list updated

Two 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. The list is now updated with the two articles each from the latest 58-1 issue (January 2016) and the four issues of Volume 57 (2015).

The following two articles from the 58-1 issue (January 2016) have been selected as 'Editor's Choice':

Royle JA, Fuller AK, Sutherland C (2016) Spatial capture–recapture models allowing Markovian transience or dispersal. Popul Ecol 58:53-62

Yamamura K, Katsumata H, Yoshioka J, Yuda T, Kasugai K (2016) Sampling inspection to prevent the invasion of alien pests: statistical theory of import plant quarantine systems in Japan. Popul Ecol 58:63-80

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.
A new Special Feature 'Unravelling ecological networks: complexity-stability relations and diversity of interaction types' (based on a symposium in Osaka, Japan, held on 12 October 2013) is added online.
'Most Cited Articles' in Journal Highlights updated with top 1-3 most cited articles published in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (as of September 30, 2015)
Akihiko Mougi is given an award upon the recommendation by the Society

Akihiko Mougi, the recipient of the Population Ecology Young Scientist Award in 2012, is awarded with ‘The Young Scientists’ Prize’ in April 2014. The Society of Population Ecology made a recommendation to the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, and the award is approved through screening and given upon the selection.

Mougi recently published a review in Population Ecology:
Mougi A, Kondoh M (2014) Instability of a hybrid module of antagonistic and mutualistic interactions. Popul Ecol 56:257-263
* Read the paper here

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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