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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured article: How earthworm communities are affected by changes in soil properties

Earthworms are very sensitive to changes in the  physio-chemical properties of soil in different agro-ecosystems, potentially having an effect on their diversity, abundance and overall survival. Understanding the physio-chemical  properties of soil at a particular site may help to predict what species of earthworms are likely to be present. A study recently published in BMC Ecology looked at the diversity, abundance and distribution of earthworms in both cultivated and non-cultivated agro-ecosystems. Please click the title to read the full article.

Call for papers: Eco-evo-devo

The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology welcome submissions to the cross-journal special issue on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment of development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.

The special issue is open for submissions.

BMC Ecology now accepts Registered Reports

From August 24th, BMC Ecology will begin accepting a new type of article: Registered Reports. BMC Ecology is the first ecology journal to consider this innovative article format; please read our blog where we discuss what benefits we believe it can offer to ecologists.

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BMC Series Focus Issue

June: Effect of environment on biology

To celebrate World Environment day, we present this month's focus issue on the effect of environment on biology. Here is a selection of manuscripts from different BMC Series Journals focusing on the influence of local environment at at a cellular and whole organism level.

Articles

Aims and scope

BMC Ecology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on environmental, behavioral and population ecology as well as biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes.

Editor

  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Manuscript Editor

  • Dylan Smith, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • Jashan Philippe Abraham, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Simon Blanchet, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • David Hughes, Penn State University 
  • Luke Jacobus, Indiana University
  • Dominique Mazzi, Agroscope
  • Sandrine Pavoine, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ




Josef Settele, Section Editor

Prof. Dr. Josef Settele is Head of Animal Ecology and Social-Ecological Research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany. His research interests are broad, covering conservation and evolutionary biology of insects, biodiversity and land use, and interdisciplinary cooperation and project co-ordination in biodiversity.

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Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Ecology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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