About Ecology Society

The Indian Ecological Society (IES) 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 fulfill 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.

Focus and Scope

  • Multidisciplinary agricultural and environmental research
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecological monitoring, biodiversity and ecosystem research
  • Natural resource management

Special Interest Groups

  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Ecological Genetics
  • Forest Ecology
  • Invasive Species
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Soil and Plant health
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Climate change