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Announcing an increased 2005 Impact Factor of 1.769 - 39% increase

Austral Ecology

A Journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere

Published on behalf of The Ecological Society of Australia (ESA)

Edited by:
Michael Bull

ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2005: 42/112 (Ecology)
Impact Factor: 1.769

Austral Ecology publishes original papers describing experimental, observational or theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine or freshwater systems, which are considered without taxonomic bias. Special thematic issues are published regularly, including symposia on the ecology of estuaries and soft sediment habitats, freshwater systems and coral reef fish.

TopNews and Announcements

Special Issue - Australian Canopy Crane (Vol. 32 Iss. 1 Feb 2007)
The forest canopy has been called 'the last biological frontier', with scientific interest in the above ground layers of forests rapidly increasing. One of the major stimuli for canopy research has been the introduction of industrial cranes into forests as a means of providing safe and easy access to large sections of the canopy. This special issue of Austral Ecology will provide a summary of what has been learnt about Australian tropical forest canopies through this new tool and poses new hypotheses about the structure and function of forest canopies and the biota associated with this remarkable
part of the forest ecosystem. Furthermore, this will be the first time that a holistic story about the canopy of a single forest has been put together in this way. 
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Free Online Access in the Developing World
Access to this journal is available free online within institutions in the developing world through the OARE Initiative (Online Access to Research in the Environment) in conjunction with UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme.