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Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
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Editor-in-chief: Daniel Montesinos
Managing editor: Jutta Stadler

Web Ecology (WE) is an open-access journal issued by the European Ecological Federation (EEF) representing the ecological societies within Europe and associated members. Its special value is to serve as a publication forum for national ecological societies that do not maintain their own society journal. Web Ecology also offers the opportunity to publish special issues resulting from conferences or symposiums from ecological societies. Web Ecology publishes papers from all fields of ecology without any geographic restriction. It is a forum to communicate results of experimental, theoretical, and descriptive studies of general interest to an international audience. Original contributions, short communications, and reviews on ecological research on all kinds of organisms and ecosystems are welcome as well as papers that express emerging ideas and concepts with a sound scientific background.

Web Ecology is free to publish and free to read, thanks to the commitment of the European Ecological Federation to science accessibility.

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06 Jun 2019
Unassisted establishment of biological soil crusts on dryland road slopes
Laura Concostrina-Zubiri, Juan M. Arenas, Isabel Martínez, and Adrián Escudero
Web Ecol., 19, 39-51, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-19-39-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-19-39-2019, 2019
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07 Sep 2018
Production of synthetic tetraploids as a tool for polyploid research
Mariana Castro, Sílvia Castro, and João Loureiro
Web Ecol., 18, 129-141, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-129-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-129-2018, 2018
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16 Mar 2018
Cumulative effects of transgenerational induction on plant palatability to generalist and specialist herbivores
Isabelle P. Neylan, Rodolfo Dirzo, and Mar Sobral
Web Ecol., 18, 41-46, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-41-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-41-2018, 2018
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15 Jan 2018
Leaf litter is essential for seed survival of the endemic endangered tree Pouteria splendens (Sapotaceae) from central Chile
Gastón Javier Sotes, Ramiro Osciel Bustamante, and Carolina Andrea Henríquez
Web Ecol., 18, 1-5, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-1-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-1-2018, 2018
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08 Dec 2017
Ecology Day
Maria Amélia Martins Loução
Web Ecol., 17, 65-67, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-17-65-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-17-65-2017, 2017
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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

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29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

27 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the WE website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading WE articles.

27 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the WE website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading WE articles.

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