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".

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:

The 32nd Annual Meeting will be held in Sapporo, in November 2016
Plenary symposium
Evolutionary demography: the dynamic and broad intersection of ecology and evolution

* Schedule (tentative) and details of the plenary symposium are available here.
Editor's Choice list updated

The following three articles from the 58-3 issue (July 2016) have been selected as 'Editor's Choice':

Vergara PM, Saravia-Zepeda A, Castro-Reyes N, Simonetti JA (2016) Is metapopulation patch occupancy in nature well predicted by the Levins model? Popul Ecol 58:335-343

Gibert JP (2016) The effect of phenotypic variation on metapopulation persistence. Popul Ecol 58:345-355

Kubo Y, Iwasa Y (2016) Phase diagram of a multiple forces model for animal group formation: marches versus circles determined by the relative strength of alignment and cohesion. Popul Ecol 58:357-370

* 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 2013, 2014 and 2015 (as of June 2, 2016)
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