BIOTROPICA is a highly regarded source of original research on the ecology, conservation and management of all tropical ecosystems, and on the evolution, behavior, and population biology of tropical organisms. Published on behalf of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, the journal's Special Issues and Special Sections quickly become indispensable references for researchers in the field.

BIOTROPICA publishes timely Papers, Reviews, Commentaries, and Insights. Commentaries generate thought-provoking ideas that frequently initiate fruitful debate and discussion, while Reviews provide authoritative and analytical overviews of topics of current conservation or ecological importance. The newly instituted category Insights replaces Short Communications. BIOTROPICA is now accepting Book Reviews.

Subscription Grants

The Clifford Evans Fund was established to provide subscription grants for the ATBC journal BIOTROPICA.

Individuals and libraries in developing countries may apply to the ATBC for one-year renewable subscription grants.

If you are interested in receiving this award, please forward an application via email to ATBC Executive Secretary Julieta Benítez-Malvido at

Your application should detail:

  • a brief justification for the award,
  • the number of individuals who will have access to the journals,
  • and an indication of the other library resources currently available at the site (for institutions, libraries, and laboratories).

Submissions are due by October 31 for the following year subscription, and will be announced by January 15. Award recipients must reapply every year. Be sure to include a complete mailing address.

Feel free to contact Julieta Benítez-Malvido with any additional questions or concerns.