American Naturalist

The American Naturalist is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1867. It is published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the American Society of Naturalists. The journal covers research in ecology, evolutionary biology, population, and integrative biology. As of 2009, the editor-in-chief is Mark McPeek. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 4.736, ranking it 17th out of 130 journals in the category "Ecology" and 10th out of 45 journals in the category "Evolutionary Biology".

University of Chicago Press on behalf of the American Society of Naturalists
United States
Impact factor
4.736 (2010)
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dateNov 23, 2015 in Environment
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Fish offer lessons in effective leadership

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dateJun 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Exotic invaders dominating native species

Until relatively recently, New Zealand ecosystems were dominated by native plants, but a study by Associate Professor Kevin Burns has shown that the balance has now tipped in favour of exotic species.

dateSep 21, 2015 in Ecology
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Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University of York.

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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