Functional Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal on organismal ecology publishing papers on physiological, behavioural, and evolutionary ecology. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the British Ecological Society. Its 2010 impact factor is 4.645, ranking the journal 18th among 129 journals in the category "Ecology". The editor-in-chief is Duncan Irschick.

Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the British Ecological Society
Country
United Kingdom
History
1987-present
Website
http://www.functionalecology.org
Impact factor
4.645 ()

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