Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content



    ProQuest search screen
This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon database provides Get VText links

Ecology Abstracts from ProQuest

Ecologists will find in this database the essence of current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Ecology Abstracts focuses on how organisms of all kinds - microbes, plants, and animals - interact with their environments and with other organisms. Included are relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment.

With coverage ranging from habitats to food chains, from erosion to land reclamation, the database provides an important cross-section of current findings in target research areas. Detailed information on resource and ecosystems management and modeling contributes to the database's practical value, as does material on the impact of climate, water resources, soil, and man or growing environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution all topics which are covered in depth. Comprehensive, yet carefully focused coverage makes this an essential resource for scientists concerned with preserving the environment.

Major areas of coverage include:

  • Algae/lichens
  • Animals
  • Annelids
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Arachnids
  • Arid zones
  • Birds
  • Brackish water
  • Bryophytes/pteridophytes
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Conifers
  • Conservation
  • Control
  • Crustaceans
  • Ecosystem studies
  • Fungi
  • Grasses
  • Grasslands
  • High altitude environments
  • Human ecology
  • Insects
  • Legumes
  • Mammals
  • Management
  • Microorganisms
  • Molluscs
  • Nematodes
  • Paleo-ecology
  • Plants
  • Pollution studies
  • Reptiles
  • River basins
  • Soil
  • Taiga/tundra
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Vertebrates
  • Wetlands
  • Woodlands

Additional links

  • Alerting services
  • Exporting citations to EndNote


  • Concurrent users:  
  • Permissions:  
  • Restrictions:  
  • ILL:  
  • Authorized users:  
  • Resource advisory:  




September 13, 2010


restricted resource Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Use Off Campus Sign In if not on the campus network.
licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal Sign In to access.
freely accessible database Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction
mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
Screencast tutorial available Screencast tutorial available, icon linked to list.
Contents in summon Contents of this database are in Summon.
get VText Resource provides Get VText links to access full text.
gold open access - publishing Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.
get VText Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.


NOTE: Most items obtained from this page are subscribed to by the library and accessible only to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.
WARNING: The abuse of Virginia Tech licensed online resources by such means as systematic downloading violates the university's acceptable use policy, jeopardizes Tech's future access to resources, and is prohibited.