When Biotropica is not @Biotropica

Beware of impostors! These are not real bats.

Beware of impostors! These are not real bats.

We all know what Biotropica is – the leading source of original research on the ecology, conservation, and management of tropical ecosystems, and on the evolution, behavior, and population biology of tropical organisms. 

Here is a short list of some of the things that use the name ‘Biotropica’ but are definitely not Biotropica:

We had the name first. Go get your own name.  I would love to know how it was chosen to be sure we didn’t steal it from someone else, but I am sure we started using it before those on the list above did.  Basically, it comes down to this: There can be only one Biotropica.


Not that I’m advocating decapitating anyone.  Though I would like to point out there are lots of days where being EIC feels like the Quickening, including the whole lighting-bolts-through-the-body and waking up exhausted in a pool of your own sweat.  Just ask Jaboury and Robin, they’ll tell you its true.


Sheesh. I bet the Editors of ESA and BES journals never had to deal why this….