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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

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.