Austral Ecology  
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Edited byNigel Andrew
Publication details
Former name(s)
Australian Journal of Ecology
1.730 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Austral Ecol.
ISSN1442-9985 (print)
1442-9993 (web)
OCLC no.928324250

Austral Ecology: A Journal of Ecology in the Southern Hemisphere is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research related to the ecology of land, marine, and freshwater systems in the Southern Hemisphere. It is published by Wiley and is the official journal of the Ecological Society of Australia. The journal addresses the commonality between ecosystems in Australia and many parts of southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, and Oceania. For example, many species in the unique biotas of these regions share common Gondwana ancestors. The journal was established in 1976 as Australian Journal of Ecology, obtaining its current name in 2000. As of 2017, the editor-in-chief is Nigel Andrew (University of New England, New South Wales, Australia).

The Michael Bull prize, named after a long-time editor, is awarded yearly for the best student-led paper published in the journal.

Manuscript typesEdit

The journal publishes the following article types:

  • Invited Reviews
  • Reviews
  • Research Articles
  • Research Notes
  • Forum
  • Ecological Toolkit
  • Natural History Notes


The following persons are or have been editor-in-chief of the journal: [1][2]

  • D.J. Anderson (1976-1978)
  • R.L. Kitching (1979-1981)
  • I.R. Noble (1982-1984)
  • A. Butler, H. Heatwole, R.J. Whelan (1985-1987)
  • M. Bull, D. O'Dowd, R.J. Whelan (1988-1989)
  • M. Bull, P. Fairweather, D. O'Dowd (1990-1992)
  • D. Ayre, M. Bull, J. Ludwig (1993)
  • M. Bull, P. Fairweather, J. Ludwig (1994-1995)
  • P. Fairweather, J. Ludwig, S. McIntyre (1996)
  • M. Bull, J. Landsberg, S. McIntyre (1997)
  • M. Bull (1998-2017)
  • N.R. Andrew (2018-present)

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.730.[9]


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  4. ^ "Biological Abstracts - Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
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  6. ^ "Serials cited". CAB Abstracts. CABI. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  7. ^ a b "Austral Ecology". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  8. ^ "Content/Database Overview - GEOBASE Source List". Engineering Village. Elsevier. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  9. ^ "Austral Ecology". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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