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Prof. Dr. Michael Wink (Website)

Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
E-Mail: Wink.botdefense.please.enable.javaScript.uni-heidelberg.de
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
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Editorial Board

Dr. Giovanni Bacaro (Website)

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
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
Prof. Dr. William Balée

Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Interests: historical ecology; ethnobiology; amazonia
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Long-Term Anthropic Influences on the Diversity of Amazonian Landscapes and Biota
Dr. Noelle A. Barkley (Website)

USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA 30223, USA
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. Adeline Barnaud (Website)

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre de Recherche de Bel-Air IRD/ISRA, BP 1386 CP 18524 Dakar, Sénégal
Interests: evolution; crops; population genetics; conservation; plant breeding; farming system; traditional ecological knowledge
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. Zoltán Botta-Dukát (Website)

MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, H-2163, Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4., Hungary
Interests: Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Biological Invasions
Dr. James J. Cai (Website)

Department of of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77845, USA
Interests: human population genomics; molecular evolution and bioinformatics
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. Samir C. Debnath (Website)

Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John's, NL A1E 0B2, Canada
Interests: biodiversity; conservation; molecular markers; small fruits; germplasm; plant tissue culture; breeding
Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala (Website)

Geos Institute, 84–4th St., Ashland, OR 97420, USA
Interests: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Ecoregional Planning, Endangered Species, Fire & Landscape Ecology, Forest Management & Policy, Global and National Temperate Rainforests, Wildlife Ecology
Dr. Juan Traba Díaz (Website)

Terrestrial Ecology Group, Departament of Ecology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, c/ Darwin, 2. Madrid 28049, Spain
Interests: Niche theory; habitat selection models; species distribution models; plant-animal interactions; ecology of dispersal
Prof. Dr. Mark C. Enright (Website)

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
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. Simone Fattorini (Website)

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
Interests: biodiversity; coleoptera tenebrionidae; community ecology; conservation biology; evolutionary biology; historical biogeography; island biogeography; macroecology; insect systematics and taxonomy; urban ecology
Dr. Jordi Figuerola (Website)

Department of Wetland Ecology, Estación Biológica Doñana, CSIC Avda. Americo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: conservation biology; dispersal; connectivity; wetlands; host pathogen interactions; emerging infectious diseases; status signalling
Dr. Yong-Bi Fu (Website)

Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
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
Dr. José M. García del Barrio (Website)

CIFOR-INIA, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Resources, Crta LA Coruña km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; vascular plants diversity patterns; alpha; beta and gamma diversity; land use changes and landscape diversity; forest and landscape ecology
Dr. José Luis García-Marín (Website)

LIG-UdG, Campus de Montilivi s/n, E-17071-Girona, Spain
Interests: conservation genetics; fisheries management; genetics of invasive species; phylogenetics; population genetics
Dr. József Geml (Website)

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: biodiversity; molecular systematics and phylogeography of fungi
Dr. Malgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak (Website)

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Krakow, Poland
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Natural Resources: Human Dimension and Social Aspects of Nature Protection
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. Collins A. Kimbeng (Website)

Sugarcane breeding and genetics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter), Sugar Research Station, 5755 LSU AgRoad, St. Gabriel, LA 70776, USA
Interests: improving early generation selection in sugarcane; development of sugarcane germplasm using conventional and molecular approaches; genetics of sugarcane
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke (Website)

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
Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms
Special Issue: Sponge Symbiotic Bacterial Diversity
Special Issue: Diversity of Sponge Symbiotic Bacteria
In other journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Prof. Dr. Jean-Bernard Lachavanne (Website)

Laboratoire d'Ecologie et de Biologie Aquatique, University of Geneva, 18 ch. des Clochettes, CH-1206 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: macrophytes; bioindication; eutrophication; sustainable development
Dr. Luc Legal (Website)

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
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Diversity of Plant-Insect Interactions
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Plant-Pathogen Interactions
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. Lorenzo Marini (Website)

University of Padova, DAFNAE-Entomology, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020, Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: agri-environment schemes; agroecology; conservation biology; ecosystem management; grassland; insects; landscape ecology; land-use change; mountain ecology; plants; species-elevation gradient
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Spatial and Temporal Benthic Diversity Patterns
Dr. Piotr Nowicki (Website)

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: biodiversity conservation; species monitoring; population and metapopulations dynamics; butterfly ecology; natura 2000 implementation; wildlife management
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
In other journals:
Special Issue: Religion & Globalization
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
Special Issues and Collections: 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
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Biological Diversity Assessed by Molecular Methods
Prof. Dr. Luciane Passaglia (Website)

Núcleo de Microbiologia Agrícola Departamento de Genética-IB Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, prédio 43312, sala 207b Porto Alegre, RS, CEP 91501-970, Brazil
Interests: molecular microbiology; plant growth promoting bacteria; diversity of microorganisms; biological nitrogen fixation; plant-bacteria interaction
Dr. Zoe Richards (Website)

Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, WA 6105, Australia
Interests: stony corals, coral reef diversity, biodiversity conservation, molecular systematics, ecology, biogeography, resilience, threatened species
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Conservation
Dr. Duccio Rocchini (Website)

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
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
Special Issues and Collections: 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. 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. 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. Joana Falcão Salles (Website)

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
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Prof. Dr. Satyajit D. Sarker (Website)

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Interests: phytochemistry; natural products; drug discovery; chromatography; NMR; anticancer; chemoprevention; chemotaxonomy; structure elucidation; medicinal chemistry; biodiversity; bioprospecting and hyphenated techniques
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity
Dr. Dirk S. Schmeller (Website)

Department of Conservation Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; conservation biology; molecular diversity; population size; invasive species; range distribution; population genetics; evolutionary ecology; diseases of herptiles
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Consideration of Ecosystem Services and Function for Sustainable Water Use
Dr. Genlou Sun (Website)

Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada
Interests: plant genetics; cytogenetics; systematics; molecular genetics; population genetics and biotechnology
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Genetic Diversity and Molecular Evolution
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. Kostas Triantis (Website)

Department of Ecology and Taxonomy, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece, GR-15784
Interests: island biogeography and macroecology; scale in ecological and biogeographical analysis; environmental heterogeneity and conservation biogeography
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Biodiversity Feature Papers
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome

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