Aquatic Ecology


Cynde Reid Gustafson wrote:
From: "Cynde Reid Gustafson" <>
Subject: Aquatic Ecology
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 23:25:37 -0400

Aquatic Ecology

The international quarterly journal Aquatic Ecology has succeeded the
`Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology'. Aquatic Ecology publishes
peer-reviewed, original papers relating to the ecology of fresh, brackish,
estuarine and marine environments. Papers on fundamental and applied
research in both the field and the laboratory, including descriptive or
experimental studies, will be included in the journal. Preference will be
given to studies that address timely and current topics and are integrative
and critical in approach.

The aim of Aquatic Ecology is to provide a forum for the aquatic
ecologist -both limnologist and oceanologist alike- to address and evaluate
ecological issues related to processes and structures at different
integration levels (individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems).
Studies that reveal the organisation of lower levels into higher levels and
those that concern the intraspecific and interspecific interactions are
especially welcome. Food web studies are thus of particular interest. This
is also true for the aspects of recent ecophysiological investigations that
report: 1). how excreted chemical substances and exudates (kairomones) can
act as carriers of information (infochemicals); and 2). how both the flow of
this information in the ecosystem and subsequent feed-backs might influence
the transfer of matter and energy in the food webs.

Furthermore, Aquatic Ecology will also accept manuscripts concerning the
influence of environmental factors on aquatic ecosystems. The latter factors
also include those that cause environmental impacts and modifications and
thus have implications for the structure and functioning of individuals,
populations and communities within ecosystems.

Studies may concern the ecological aspects of all kinds of organisms living
in marine, brackish, estuarine or freshwater environments. In addition, the
studies that consolidate modelling and theoretical aspects from the above
topics may also be submitted . Such contributions should be of interest to
ecological theory formation in general.

In addition to original peer-reviewed papers, review papers and proceedings
of thematic symposia/workshops are eligible for publication in the journal.
Short communications, book reviews and critical comments as well as
reactions to other papers published in Aquatic Ecology may also be submitted
for publication.

Subscribers have access to full-text articles.

Editor-in-Chief: Ramesh D. Gulati

Original posting date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
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