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Editor

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/fak14/ipmb/phazb/akwink.html
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Interests: molecular systematics and phylogeny of birds; reptiles; fish; insects and plants (genetic diversity); plant secondary metabolites (phytochemistry, biochemistry and molecular pharmacology): diversity of natural products
Contribution

Editorial Board

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala

Geos Institute, 84–4th St., Ashland, OR 97420, USA
Website: http://www.geosinstitute.org/staff/559-dominick-dellasala-phd-president-and-chief-scientist.html
Interests: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Ecoregional Planning, Endangered Species, Fire & Landscape Ecology, Forest Management & Policy, Global and National Temperate Rainforests, Wildlife Ecology
Dr. Michael Manthey

Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: biodiversity; plant diversity; beta diversity; macroecology; biogeography; diversity patterns; vegetation ecology
Dr. Kostas Triantis

Department of Ecology and Taxonomy, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece, GR-15784
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/triantiska/
Interests: island biogeography and macroecology; scale in ecological and biogeographical analysis; environmental heterogeneity and conservation biogeography
Contribution: Special Issue: Biodiversity Feature Papers
Dr. Maria Teresa Ceccherini Guicciardini

Department of Agrifood and Environmental Science, University of Florence, Italy
Interests: soil DNA; soil RNA; real-time PCR; microbial ecology; forest soil; agricultural soil
Dr. Noelle A. Barkley

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA 30223, USA
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=35336
Interests: molecular markers; phylogenetics; genetic diversity; population structure; molecular breeding; plant germplasm; germplasm conservation; gene expression; plant and insect interaction; viral detection and characterization phytochemicals
Dr. Lorraine Pariset

Department for innovation in biological, agro-food and forest systems (DIBAF), Università degli Studi della Tuscia, via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: population genetics; genetic diversity of livestock; biodiversity; molecular evolution; domestication; molecular analysis of ancient DNA; breeding strategies; genetic disorders; microarrays
Contribution: Special Issue: Biological Diversity Assessed by Molecular Methods
Dr. Luc Legal

EcoLab – Laboratoire Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Environnement, UMR 5245 (CNRS-UPS-INPT) Batiment IVR1 / Université Paul Sabatier, 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse cedex 9, France
Website: http://www.ecolab.ups-tlse.fr/spip.php?article611&decoupe_recherche=luc%20legal&lang=en
Interests: molecular evolution; dynamic of communities and populations; plant-insects interactions, ecology; tools: Mitochondrial DNA; ISSR; cuticular hydrocarbons; field ecology; model organisms: Lepidoptera; diptera; spiders
Contribution: Special Issue: Diversity of Plant-Insect Interactions
Dr. Jean-Pierre Rossi

INRA, UMR CBGP (INRA / IRD / Cirad / Montpellier SupAgro), Campus international de Baillarguet, CS 30016, F-34988 Montferrier-sur-Lez cedex, France
Interests: spatial ecology; landscape ecology; forest entomology; species distribution modeling; biological invasion
Dr. Piotr Nowicki

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Website: http://www.eko.uj.edu.pl/index.php?&lang=en
Interests: biodiversity conservation; species monitoring; population and metapopulations dynamics; butterfly ecology; natura 2000 implementation; wildlife management
Dr. Giovanni Bacaro

1 Biodiversity and Conservation Network, Department of Life Sciences, University of Siena, Via P.A. Mattioli 4 53100 Siena, Italy
2 Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica,Via Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
Website: http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=wc0gL50AAAAJ
Interests: biodiversity indices; biodiversity monitoring; conservation biology; effect of sampling design parameters on sampling efficiency; mediterranean landscape; model-based geostatistics; plant community ecology; spatial scales; species richness patters
Dr. Raúl Romero-Calcerrada

School of Experimental Sciences and Technology, Rey Juan Carlos University, Calle Tulipán, s/n. E-28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: landscape monitoring with GIS and remote sensing; modelling human-landscape interactions; land-use/cover change; human ignition risk; natural protected areas; landscape ecology
Dr. Simone Fattorini

CE3C – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores - Departamento de Ciências Agrárias, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fattorinitenebrionidae/home
Interests: biodiversity; coleoptera tenebrionidae; community ecology; conservation biology; evolutionary biology; historical biogeography; island biogeography; macroecology; insect systematics and taxonomy; urban ecology
Dr. Genlou Sun

Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada
Website: http://www.smu.ca/academic/science/biology/bios/sun_genlou.html
Interests: plant genetics; cytogenetics; systematics; molecular genetics; population genetics and biotechnology
Contribution: Special Issue: Genetic Diversity and Molecular Evolution
Dr. Juan Traba Díaz

Terrestrial Ecology Group, Departament of Ecology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, c/ Darwin, 2. Madrid 28049, Spain
Website: http://teguam.es/miembros/juan-traba-diaz/
Interests: Niche theory; habitat selection models; species distribution models; plant-animal interactions; ecology of dispersal
Dr. Joana Falcão Salles

Microbial Ecology Department, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen Centre for Life Sciences, P.O. BOX 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.rug.nl/biologie/onderzoek/onderzoekgroepen/microbieleoecologie/organisatie/staff_members/assistant_prof
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Dr. Collins A. Kimbeng

Sugarcane breeding and genetics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter), Sugar Research Station, 5755 LSU AgRoad, St. Gabriel, LA 70776, USA
Website: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/authors/CKimbeng.htm
Interests: improving early generation selection in sugarcane; development of sugarcane germplasm using conventional and molecular approaches; genetics of sugarcane
Prof. Dr. Mark C. Enright

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Old Medical School Building, St. Mary\'s Hospital, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
Website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/m.enright/
Interests: studies on the population biology; virulence and epidemiology of bacterial pathogens; hospital-acquired infection; molecular diagnostics; antimicrobial materials; methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Dr. Lorenzo Marini

University of Padova, DAFNAE-Entomology, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020, Legnaro (PD), Italy
Website: http://www.biodiversity-lorenzomarini.eu
Interests: agri-environment schemes; agroecology; conservation biology; ecosystem management; grassland; insects; landscape ecology; land-use change; mountain ecology; plants; species-elevation gradient
Dr. Zoltán Botta-Dukát

MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, H-2163, Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4., Hungary
Website: http://okologia.mta.hu/en/node/4798
Interests: Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Biological Invasions
Dr. Cristina Munari

Dipartimento di Biologia ed Evoluzione, Università di Ferrara, Via Luigi Borsari 46, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: benthic diversity patterns; coastal and transitional waters; biodiversity assessment and monitoring; spatial scales of diversity; macrofauna; biotic indicators
Contribution: Special Issue: Spatial and Temporal Benthic Diversity Patterns
Dr. Daniel K. Manter

USDA-ARS-NPA, Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Prof. Dr. Luiz Fernando Wurdig Roesch

Universidade Federal do PAMPA, Campus São Gabriel, Av. Antonio Trilha 1847, São Gabriel RS, CEP: 97300-000, Brazil
Interests: microbial diversity; new generation sequencing; metagenome; plant microbial interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome
Dr. József Geml

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Website: https://science.naturalis.nl/en/people/scientists/jozsef-geml/
Interests: biodiversity; molecular systematics and phylogeography of fungi
Dr. Malgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Krakow, Poland
Website: http://ee.uj.edu.pl/en/staff/malgorzata-grodzinska-jurczak-assoc-prof/about-me
Interests: human dimension of natural resources; human-nature conflicts’ resolving in protected areas; natura 2000 implementation (communication, awareness raising); environmental awareness of public; public participation in waste management; environmental education in formal and non-formal system
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Resources: Human Dimension and Social Aspects of Nature Protection
Dr. Samir C. Debnath

Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John's, NL A1E 0B2, Canada
Website: http://res.agr.ca/stjohns/
Interests: biodiversity; conservation; molecular markers; small fruits; germplasm; plant tissue culture; breeding
Dr. Dirk S. Schmeller

Department of Conservation Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Website: http://www.dirk.die-schmellers.de/
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; conservation biology; molecular diversity; population size; invasive species; range distribution; population genetics; evolutionary ecology; diseases of herptiles
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Consideration of Ecosystem Services and Function for Sustainable Water Use
Prof. Dr. Lionel Obadia

Doctoral School in Social Sciences of Lyon (ED 483), 86 rue Pasteur, 69007 Lyon, France
Interests: religion and nature; cultural and traditional forms of development and sustainability; non-western forms of development; the globalization of standards of development and ecology; critical perspectives on sustainability; beliefs and ideologies of “environment” and their applications; cultural habits towards material culture; recycling and politics of pollution reduction
Contribution: Special Issue: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
In other journals:
Special Issue: Religion & Globalization
Prof. Dr. William Balée

Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Interests: historical ecology; ethnobiology; amazonia
Contribution: Special Issue: Long-Term Anthropic Influences on the Diversity of Amazonian Landscapes and Biota
Prof. Dr. Jean-Bernard Lachavanne

Laboratoire d'Ecologie et de Biologie Aquatique, University of Geneva, 18 ch. des Clochettes, CH-1206 Geneva, Switzerland
Website: http://anthropologie.unige.ch/LEBA/
Interests: macrophytes; bioindication; eutrophication; sustainable development
Prof. Dr. Torbjörn Järvi

National Board of Fisheries, Institute of Freshwater Research, S-178 93 Drottningholm, Sweden
Interests: evolution; behavioural ecology; conservation biology; fish species; especially salmonids
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, School of Science, Education and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Website: http://www.usc.edu.au/University/AcademicFaculties/Science/Staff/011745.htm
Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
Contribution: Special Issue: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms
Special Issue: Sponge Symbiotic Bacterial Diversity
Special Issue: Diversity of Sponge Symbiotic Bacterial
In other journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Dr. James J. Cai

Department of of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77845, USA
Website: http://people.tamu.edu/~jcai/
Interests: human population genomics; molecular evolution and bioinformatics
Dr. Gustavo Becerra Jurado

Freshwater Biodiversity, Ecology and Fisheries (FreBEF), School of Biology and Environmental Science, Science Education and Research Centre, West University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: biodiversity; aquatic macroinvertebrates; wetlands; sustainable management and conservation
Dr. José M. García del Barrio

CIFOR-INIA, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Resources, Crta LA Coruña km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Website: http://www.inia.es/
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; vascular plants diversity patterns; alpha; beta and gamma diversity; land use changes and landscape diversity; forest and landscape ecology
Dr. Jordi Figuerola

Department of Wetland Ecology, Estación Biológica Doñana, CSIC Avda. Americo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Website: http://www.ebd.csic.es/jordi/
Interests: conservation biology; dispersal; connectivity; wetlands; host pathogen interactions; emerging infectious diseases; status signalling
Dr. José Luis García-Marín

LIG-UdG, Campus de Montilivi s/n, E-17071-Girona, Spain
Website: http://www.udg.edu/planapersonal/tabid/8656/Default.aspx?ID=2000212
Interests: conservation genetics; fisheries management; genetics of invasive species; phylogenetics; population genetics
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Department of Agricultural and Forestry scieNcEs, Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: plant population genetics; plant evolution and domestication; in situ and ex situ conservation of plant germplasm; molecular characterization; molecular markers; molecular evolution; plant breeding
Contribution: Special Issue: Assessment of Plant Genetic Diversity
Special Issue: Biodiversity Loss & Habitat Fragmentation
Special Issue: Use of Molecular Markers in Genetic Diversity Research
Special Issue: Characterization and Preservation of Plant Genetic Diversity
Prof. Dr. Luciane Passaglia

Núcleo de Microbiologia Agrícola Departamento de Genética-IB Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, prédio 43312, sala 207b Porto Alegre, RS, CEP 91501-970, Brazil
Website: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.jsp?id=K4786006Y0
Interests: molecular microbiology; plant growth promoting bacteria; diversity of microorganisms; biological nitrogen fixation; plant-bacteria interaction
Dr. Duccio Rocchini

GIS and Remote Sensing Unit, Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Via Mach 1, 38010 San Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy
Website: http://gis.fem-environment.eu/rocchini/
Interests: ecological Informatics; ecological heterogeneity and biodiversity estimate by satellite imagery; Free and Open Source Software for spatial ecology; statistical analysis of spatial and ecological data
Contribution: Special Issue: Biodiversity Study by Remote Sensing
In other journals:
Special Issue: Ecological Status and Change by Remote Sensing
Special Issue: Geospatial Monitoring and Modelling of Environmental Change
Special Issue: Earth Observation for Ecosystems Monitoring in Space and Time
Special Issue: Spatial Ecology
Dr. Adeline Barnaud

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre de Recherche de Bel-Air IRD/ISRA, BP 1386 CP 18524 Dakar, Sénégal
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/plantbiodiversityadaptation/home
Interests: evolution; crops; population genetics; conservation; plant breeding; farming system; traditional ecological knowledge
Prof. Dr. Andrew Thompson

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: parasitology; parasite ecology; molecular epidemiology; wildlife diseases; zoonoses
Dr. Yong-Bi Fu

Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
Website: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1181940775526&lang=eng
Interests: crop genetic diversity and domestication; plant population and conservation genetics; molecular characterization and conservation of plant germplasm; in situ conservation and utilization of native plants; molecular markers and DNA sequence analysis
Prof. Dr. Satyajit D. Sarker

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Website: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/staff-profiles/faculty-of-science/pharmacy-and-biomolecular-sciences/satyajit-sarker
Interests: phytochemistry; natural products; drug discovery; chromatography; NMR; anticancer; chemoprevention; chemotaxonomy; structure elucidation; medicinal chemistry; biodiversity; bioprospecting and hyphenated techniques
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity
Dr. Zoe Richards

Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, WA 6105, Australia
Website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/departments/aquatic-zoology/aquatic-zoology-curators-and-contacts/zoe-richards
Interests: stony corals, coral reef diversity, biodiversity conservation, molecular systematics, ecology, biogeography, resilience, threatened species
Contribution: Special Issue: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Conservation
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