Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecology

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WikiProject Ecology
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Welcome to WikiProject Ecology, an interactive and collaborative WikiProject about Ecology and improving Wikipedia's articles and coverage about ecological topics.

This project's scope includes:

  1. The management of Wikipedia pages relating to ecology
  2. Aid Wikipedia in becoming a useful and reliable source of information for these topics
  3. Promotion of the availability of these topics on Wikipedia,
  4. Encouragement of others to use and build pages on these topics
  5. Promote an awareness of the natural environment and world
  6. Maintaining objectivity and neutral point-of-view in ecology-related articles



WikiProject Biology is the parent of this WikiProject.

2 people Participants[edit]

Please feel free to join this project by adding your name at the top of the members list below.
Afterward, you can place the project's user template on your user page after joining (below in the userboxes section).

To join, add your name Here
(Please post new entries at the top of the list.)



  • Obli 19:21, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Mija 9:24, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)



Code Result
{{Template:User interest ecology}}
Electric-peak-trees.jpgThis user is interested in
{{Template:User ecologist}}
Electric-peak-trees.jpgThis user is a professional
{{Template:User WP Ecology}}
Electric-peak-trees.jpgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Ecology
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecology/Userbox1}}
A sunflower-Edited.pngThis user is a member of
WikiProject Ecology.

Tasks and things you can do[edit]


  • Contribute to the discussion to guide the direction and process of this project, or ask questions
  • Add more tasks to these lists
  • Add your name to the list of participants
Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecology: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2020-11-29

New article requests[edit]

Please add requests for new articles here, including missing articles updated by the bot below in the "Pages needing attention" section. The goal is to have no broken links from articles on sustainability, environment, or ecology. This list is indiscriminate. If there are specific items on this list you are interested in, add them to the approriate area in Requested articles (probably science)

Expand articles[edit]


Articles needing cleanup:


Verify new articles by adding reliable references.


Add internal links to articles:

  • Add {{Portal|Ecology}} to the See also sections of ecology-related articles. This places the following portal link in articles:


Categorize ecology-related articles:

Create templates[edit]

Create useful templates for use in Wikipedia articles:

Note: Subcategories, rather than templates, would often be appropriate
See also: WikiProject Ecoregions is tackling ecoregions, ecozones, etc.
Completed templates

External pages[edit]

  • Discuss with organizations the possibility of licensing their information under GNU FDL or a compatible license


  • Create tools to automate and generate a "requested articles" list.

Article assessment[edit]

  • Add the {{Ecology}} project template on talk pages to enable article assessment, then assess per assessment criterion.
  • In the process, determine how many articles fit within this topic. Develop or use bots to mark articles to quantify ecology-related articles and to encourage editors to assess them.

Books Pages needing attention[edit]

Wikipedia:Pages needing attention listings are no longer being updated. For by-topic listings of articles that need attention, see:

To flag an article for attention, add a cleanup template to the article or talk page. See Wikipedia:Template index/Cleanup for a listing.

Articles nominated for deletion[edit]

Fix this image[edit] Don't have a lot of time to do things right, and I don't know how to fix images. --FUNKAMATIC ~talk 14:07, 1 October 2015 (UTC)


Project banner[edit]

  • Template:Ecology — {{WikiProject Ecology}}, {{Ecology}}
    This is meant to be affixed to the talk page of articles that fall within the scope of this WikiProject.
WikiProject Ecology (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of the WikiProject Ecology, an effort to create, expand, organize, and improve ecology-related articles.
 NA  This article has been rated as NA-Class on the quality scale.

Inter-species biological interactions navigation bar[edit]

Completed article requests[edit]

Many of these article can still be expanded and improved.

Scientific Peer Review[edit]

Peer review at this project is no longer active and scientific articles should be directed to the general Wikipedia peer review. Reviews of articles that were completed are archived here.


As noted at Talk:Environmental chemistry please do any work in consensus with other editors. Removing large sections leaving bare headings is not the right way to proceed.  Velella  Velella Talk   08:50, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

A refereed journal on Wikiversity[edit]

I think I posted this on an archived discussion and will look for a better place to post--Guy vandegrift (talk) 09:49, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

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According to this survey, the prime disincentive against making scholarly contributions to Wikipedia is that it will not advance careers. Wikiversity:First Journal of Science will be a peer-reviewed journal that should alleviate this problem for recent college graduates who are not expected to have published in the established scholarly journals.

The word "First" in the title is intended to suggest that we need more journals like this. The Wikiversity:First Journal of Science was patterned after the Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, but will have a somewhat more informal flavor, consistent with this new journal's intent to focus on teaching at the undergraduate college level. Wikiversity:First Journal of Science will attribute with bylines that list usernames only, in contrast with the use of real names by the Wikiversity Journal of Medicine

Another unique feature of Wikiversity:First Journal of Science is that edited versions of Wikipedia articles are welcome, and are presented as Wikipedia articles on the Wikiversity journal via permalinks to the history of Wikipedia articles. This is currently accomplished in a rather awkward fashion, by moving the Wikipedia article into the editor's user space, and after proper attribution, deleting all that extraneous prose that Wikipedia articles tend to acquire. An example of this shown in one of the three "pseudo-articles" that were used to create a mockup issue. Of the three "pseudo-articles" in this mockup, I consider only one to be suitable for publication. It is Wikipedia's Introduction to quantum mechanics. Note how the logo was inserted into the "pseudo-accepted" version without permission of the article's current editors. In other words, all of Wikipedia's 5 million articles are candidates for publication in this journal, and in a manner of speaking, have already effectively submitted their manuscripts to Wikiversity:First Journal of Science for review--Guy vandegrift (talk) 05:24, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Icon tools.png Tools[edit]

Main tool page:
  • reFill – Edits bare url references: adds title, dates, publisher, etc.
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

Related Wikiprojects[edit]

External links[edit]