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

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
Editor's Choice for the 56-2 issue selected

The following two articles from the 56-2 issue (April 2014) have been selected as 'Editor's Choice' and are now listed on the Editor's Choice page:

Anderson TL, Semlitsch RD (2014) High intraguild predator density induces thinning effects on and increases temporal overlap with prey populations. Popul Ecol 56:265-273

Ishihama F, Fujii S, Yamamoto K, Takada T (2014) Estimation of dieback process caused by herbivory in an endangered root-sprouting shrub species, Paliurus ramosissimus (Lour.) Poir., using a shoot-dynamics matrix model. Popul Ecol 56:275-288

* 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.
A new Special Feature 'Mathematical models for effective environmental management' (based on a symposium in Chiba, Japan, held on 21 October 2012) is added online.
'Most Cited Articles' in Journal Highlights updated
with top 3-4 most cited articles published in 2010, 2011 and 2012
(as of September 30, 2013)

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


Takashi Saitoh, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Secretary General

Shunsuke Utsumi, Hokkaido University, Moshiri


Osamu Kishida, Hokkaido University, Toikanbetsu


Yoshitaka Tsubaki, Kyoto University, Kyoto

Executive Committee

Michihiro Ishihara, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai
Yoh Iwasa, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Eiiti Kasuya, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Michio Kondoh, Ryukoku University, Otsu
Kenji Matsuura, Kyoto University, Kyoto
Takahisa Miyatake, Okayama University, Okayama
Masahiro Nakaoka, Hokkaido University, Akkeshi

Takayoshi Nishida, University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone
Gaku Takimoto, Toho University, Funabashi
Kazuki Tsuji, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara
Midori Tuda, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Takehito Yoshida, University of Tokyo, Tokyo