WELCOME TO INDIAN ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Indian Ecological Society was established in 1974 with eminent ecologist, educationist and administrator, Prof. A.S. Atwal as the Founder President. It is one of the pioneering organizations of India engaged in advances in ecological sciences and environmental protection. The specific aims and objectives of the society are : To advance the cause of ecology in India; To encourage and promote ecological studies in the country and to integrate research in different fields of ecology; To cooperate with organizations with related aims and interests, and provide opportunities for communication among ecologists; To provide technical know-how for reducing environmental pollution through proper recycling of industrial and agricultural wastes. The Society attempts to fulfil the above objectives by publishing the Indian Journal of Ecology, proceedings and such other publications as may be considered desirable. The journal is considered a premier journal reporting research findings in the field of basic and applied ecology.