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Ecology Abstracts

Ecologists will find in this journal the essence of current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Ecology Abstracts focuses on how organisms of all kinds - microbes, plants, and animals - interact with their environments and with other organisms. Included are relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment.

With coverage ranging from habitats to food chains, from erosion to land reclamation, the journal provides an important cross-section of current findings in target research areas. Detailed information on resource and ecosystems management and modeling contributes to the journal's practical value, as does material on the impact of climate, water resources, soil, and man or growing environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution all topics which are covered in depth. Comprehensive, yet carefully focused coverage makes this an essential resource for scientists concerned with preserving the environment.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Algae/lichens
    • Animals
    • Annelids
    • Aquatic ecosystems
    • Arachnids
    • Arid zones
    • Birds
    • Brackish water
    • Bryophytes/pteridophytes
    • Coastal ecosystems
    • Conifers
    • Conservation
    • Control
    • Crustaceans
    • Ecosyst em studies
    • Fungi
    • Grasses
    • Grasslands
    • High altitude environments
    • Human ecology
    • Insects
    • Legumes
    • Mammals
    • Management
    • Microorganisms
    • Molluscs
    • Nematodes
    • Paleo-ecology
    • Plants
    • Pollution studies
    • Reptiles
    • River basins
    • Soil
    • Taiga/tundra
    • Terrestrial ecosystems
    • Vertebrates
    • Wetlands
    • Woodlands
Dates of Coverage
    1982 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approximately 1,300 new records added
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    Ecology Abstracts
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Hopes for the future: Restoration ecology and conservation biology
    AU: Author
    Dobson, AP; Bradshaw, AD; Baker, AJM
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Dep. Ecol. and Evol. Biol., Eno Hall, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544-1003, USA
    SO: Source
    SCIENCE (WASH.), vol. 277, no. 5325, pp. 515-522, 1997
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    Conversion of natural habitats into agricultural and industrial landscapes, and ultimately into degraded land, is the major impact of humans on the natural environment, posing a great threat to biodiversity. The emerging discipline of restoration ecology provides a powerful suite of tools for speeding the recovery of degraded lands. In doing so, restoration ecology provides a crucial complement to the establishment of nature reserves as a way of increasing land for the preservation of biodiversity. An integrated understanding of how human population growth and changes in agricultural practice interact with natural recovery processes and restoration ecology provides some hope for the future of the environment.
    LA: Language
    SL: Summary Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    environmental restoration; conservation; human impact; agricultural practices; resources management; environmental quality; land management; future planning
    CL: Classification
    D 04715 Reclamation; SW 2080 Watershed protection; SW 2060 Effects on water of human nonwater activities
    SF: Subfile
    Ecology Abstracts; Water Resources Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract LA = Language
    AF = Author Affiliation NT = Notes
    AN = Accession Number NU = Other Numbers
    AU = Authors OT = Original Title
    CA = Corporate Author PB = Publisher
    CF = Conference PT = Publication Type
    CL = Classification Code PY = Publication Year
    DE = Descriptors SF = Subfile Name
    ED = Editor SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number
    IS = ISSN UD = Update