Answered By: Janelle Wertzberger Last Updated: Jan 09, 2015 Views: 7237
The Ecological Society of America's (ESA) Preparation of Manuscripts website states "The list should conform in sequencing and punctuation to that in recent issues of the journal." (See http://esapubs.org/esapubs/preparation.htm#Lit)
Students may access fulltext articles from the current issue of Ecology. Scroll down to look at the "Literature Cited" section. Copy that formatting! Here are a few sample citations:
Baxter, C. V., K. D. Fausch, and W. C. Saunders. 2005. Tangled webs: reciprocal flows of invertebrate prey link streams and riparian zones. Freshwater Biology 50:201–220.
Burdon, F., and J. S. Harding. 2008. The linkage between riparian predators and aquatic insects across a stream-resource spectrum. Freshwater Biology 53:330–346.
Cristol, D. A., R. L. Brasso, A. M. Condon, R. E. Fovargue, S. L. Friedman, K. K. Hallinger, A. P. Monroe, and A. E. White. 2008. The movement of aquatic mercury through terrestrial food webs. Science 320:335.
- Thanks for the thorough response, complete with links for additional detail!