New Zealand Journal of Ecology

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Etherington

Managing Editor: James Brock

Technical Editor: James Brock

The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific. It has been published since 1952 (as a 1952 issue of New Zealand Science Review and as the Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society until 1977).

The Journal is published by the New Zealand Ecological Society and is covered by Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Science, GEOBASE, Geo Abstracts, Google Scholar and Web of Knowledge.

Journal Metrics for 2022

Impact factor 1.6, 5-year Impact factor 1.9, Scopus CiteScore 3.7


The journal office will be closed from December 15th 2023 to January 15th 2024.  Therefore, issue 47(1) will be closed on December 15th, and any articles not published by December 15th will be included in issue 48(1).


Latest Special Issue:

Volume 47, issue 2, 2023. New Zealand native frogs: a special tribute to honour Phil Bishop (1957-2021)

All New Zealand Journal of Ecology special issues can be viewed in the Special Issues archive


Current Issue:

Research Article

Elaine C. Murphy
Tom Agnew
Tim Sjoberg
Charles T. Eason
Duncan MacMorran
James G. Ross
Jonathan G. Palmer
Chris S. M. Turney
Zoë A. Thomas
Pavla Fenwick
Sarah J. Richardson
Janet M. Wilmshurst
Matt S. McGlone
Kelly Whitau
Dave Kelly
Tim N. H. Galloway
Archie E. T. MacFarlane
Josh C. C. M. van Vianen
Laureline Rossignaud
Kim J. Doherty
Olivia R. Burge
Robbie Price
Janet M. Wilmshurst
James M. Blyth
Hugh A. Robertson
Nyil Khwaja
Stephanie A. J. Preston
Ben J. Hatchwell
James V. Briskie

Short Communication

Margaret Nichols
Alistair S. Glen
James Ross
Andrew M. Gormley
Patrick M. Garvey
Yolanda van Heezik
Lucie Simpson
Charlotte R. Patterson
Philip J. Seddon
Deborah J. Wilson

Review Article

Alistair S. Glen
Sarah Edwards
Susanna Finlay-Smits
Chris Jones
Chris N. Niebuhr
Grant L. Norbury
Araceli Samaniego
Giorgia Vattiato
Rachelle N. Binny
Sam J. Davidson
Andrea E. Byrom
Dean P. Anderson
Michael J. Plank
Joanna K. Carpenter
Alex James


Forum Article

Ilse Corkery
Laurence P. Barea
Justyna Giejsztowt
Fleur J.F. Maseyk
Cassie Mealey
Bradley S. Case
Adam S. Forbes
Margaret C. Stanley
Graham Hinchliffe
David A. Norton
Febyanna Suryaningrum
Rebecca Jarvis
David Hall
Hannah L. Buckley
Nicola J. Day
Barbara I. P. Barratt
Brendon Christensen
Timothy J. Curran
Katharine J. M. Dickinson
Sandra Lavorel
David A. Norton
Hannah L. Buckley
Adam S. Forbes
Sarah J. Richardson
Fiona E. Carswell
Norman W. H. Mason
Larry E. Burrows