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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 50:201220.

Burdon, F., and J. S. Harding. 2008. The linkage between riparian predators and aquatic insects across a stream-resource spectrum. Freshwater Biology 53:330346.

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.