New Zealand Journal of Ecology

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Etherington

Managing Editor: James Brock

Technical Editors: Kat Collier and Kate Lee

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


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:


Graham Jones
Dan Blanchon
David Pattemore
Marie Doole
Margaret Stanley
Shona Myers

Research Article

Ben McEwen
Andrew Bainbridge-Smith
Stefanie Gutschmidt
Richard Green
James Atlas