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Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel. +49 6221 544881; Fax: +49 6221 544884
Website: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/fak14/ipmb/phazb/akwink.html
E-Mail: Wink@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

Assistant Editor
Ms. Jing Li
MDPI Beijing Office, Suite 2011, Ruidu International Center, No. 1 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing, 101100, China
Tel. +86 10 8152 1170; Fax: +86 10 8152 1170
E-Mail: jing.li@mdpi.com

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Nuzhat Ahmed
Centre for Molecular Genetics, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel. +92 21 4966 045; Fax: +92 21 9243 190
Interests: biodiversity; genetics diversity; bacteria; bioremediation; sustainable management and conservation

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
Tel. +39 0577235415; Fax: +39 3491425786
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

Prof. Dr. William Balée
Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Tel. +1 504 862 3055; Fax: +1 504 865 5338
Interests: historical ecology; ethnobiology; amazonia
Contribution: Special Issue: Long-Term Anthropic Influences on the Diversity of Amazonian Landscapes and Biota

Dr. Noelle A. Barkley
USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA 30223, USA
Tel. +1 770 412 4035; Fax: +1 770 229 3323
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. Adeline Barnaud
DST-NRF, Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Website: http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/
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
Tel. +353 1 7162339
Interests: biodiversity; aquatic macroinvertebrates; wetlands; sustainable management and conservation

Dr. Zoltán Botta-Dukát
MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, H-2163, Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4., Hungary
Tel. +36 28360147; Fax: +36 28360147
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. James J. Cai
Department of of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77845, USA
Tel. +1 979 458 5482; Fax: +1 979 847 8981
Website: http://people.tamu.edu/~jcai/
Interests: human population genomics; molecular evolution and bioinformatics

Dr. Maria Teresa Ceccherini Guicciardini
Department of Agrifood and Environmental Science, University of Florence, Italy
Tel. +39 055 3288219; Fax: +39 055 333273
Interests: soil DNA; soil RNA; real-time PCR; microbial ecology; forest soil; agricultural soil

Dr. h.c. Jean Clobert
Director, Senior Researcher (DR hc) Station d\'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS, 09200 Moulis, France
Tel. +33 5 61 04 03 69; Fax: +33 5 61 96 08 51
Website: http://www.ecoex-moulis.cnrs.fr/Staffpages/Jeanclobert.htm
Interests: population dynamics; life history strategy; dispersal; phenotypic plasticity; predation

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
Tel. +1 709 772 4788; Fax: +1 709 772 6064
Website: http://res.agr.ca/stjohns/
Interests: biodiversity; conservation; molecular markers; small fruits; germplasm; plant tissue culture; breeding

Dr. Juan Traba Díaz
Terrestrial Ecology Group, Departament of Ecology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, c/ Darwin, 2. Madrid 28049, Spain
Tel. +34 91 4976327
Website: http://teguam.es/miembros/juan-traba-diaz/
Interests: Niche theory; habitat selection models; species distribution models; plant-animal interactions; ecology of dispersal

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
Tel. +44 (0)207 5943417; Fax: +44 (0)207 5943693
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. Simone Fattorini
Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA-A) and Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability (PEERS), Universidade dos Açores, Dep. Ciências Agrárias, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Açores, Portugal
Interests: biodiversity; cladistics; coleoptera tenebrionidae; community ecology; conservation biology; evolutionary biology; historical biogeography; island biogeography; systematics and taxonomy

Dr. Jordi Figuerola
Department of Wetland Ecology, Estación Biológica Doñana, CSIC Avda. Americo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Tel. +34 954 466700 Ext. 1200
Website: http://www.ebd.csic.es/jordi/
Interests: conservation biology; dispersal; connectivity; wetlands; host pathogen interactions; emerging infectious diseases; status signalling

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
Tel. 306-385-9298; Fax: 306-385-9489
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

Dr. José M. García del Barrio
CIFOR-INIA, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Resources, Crta LA Coruña km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 3476858; Fax: +34 91 3476767
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. José Luis García-Marín
LIG-UdG, Campus de Montilivi s/n, E-17071-Girona, Spain
Tel. +34 972418961
Website: http://www.udg.edu/planapersonal/tabid/8656/Default.aspx?ID=2000212
Interests: conservation genetics; fisheries management; genetics of invasive species; phylogenetics; population genetics

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
Tel. +48 12 664 5202
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

Prof. Dr. Klaus Henle
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Department of Conservation Biology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Tel. +49 341 235 1270; Fax: +49 341 235 1470
Website: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=1868
Interests: conservation biology; population ecology; herpetology; ecology and evolution

Prof. Dr. Torbjörn Järvi
National Board of Fisheries, Institute of Freshwater Research, S-178 93 Drottningholm, Sweden
Tel. +46 8 620 04 43; Fax: + 46 8 759 03 38.
Interests: evolution; behavioural ecology; conservation biology; fish species; especially salmonids

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
Tel. +1 225 578 7577; Fax: +1 225 578 1403
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

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
Tel. +61 (07) 5430 2819; Fax: +61 (07) 5430 2881
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
In other journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms

Prof. Dr. Jean-Bernard Lachavanne
Laboratoire d'Ecologie et de Biologie Aquatique, University of Geneva, 18 ch. des Clochettes, CH-1206 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel. +41 232 705 7104; Fax: +41 22 789 4989
Website: http://anthropologie.unige.ch/LEBA/
Interests: macrophytes; bioindication; eutrophication; sustainable development

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
Tel. +33 (0)5 61 55 61 36; Fax: +33 (0)5 61 55 60 96
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. Daniel K. Manter
USDA-ARS-NPA, Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Tel. +1 970 472 5144; Fax: +1 970 492 7213
Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Dr. Michael Manthey
Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
Tel. +49 3834 864128; Fax: +49 3834 864114
Interests: biodiversity; plant diversity; beta diversity; macroecology; biogeography; diversity patterns; vegetation ecology

Dr. Lorenzo Marini
University of Padova, DAFNAE-Entomology, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020, Legnaro (PD), Italy
Tel. +390498272807; Fax: +390498272810
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. Joyce Maschinski
The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody, Mountain Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Tel. +1 520 774 1442; Fax: +1 520 774 1441
Website: http://www.thearb.org/
Interests: plant population ecology; reintroductions; population viability plant-herbivore interactions; ex situ conservation

Dr. Pia Moisander
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
Tel. +1 508 999 8222
Website: http://moisanderlab.org
Interests: marine and freshwater microbial ecology; cyanobacteria; nitrogen cycle; functional gene diversity

Dr. Cristina Munari
Dipartimento di Biologia ed Evoluzione, Università di Ferrara, Via Luigi Borsari 46, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Tel. +39 0532 455315; Fax: +39 0532 249761
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. Piotr Nowicki
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Tel. +48 12 664 5125; Fax: +48 12 664 6912
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

Prof. Dr. Lionel Obadia
Doctoral School in Social Sciences of Lyon (ED 483), 86 rue Pasteur, 69007 Lyon, France
Tel. +33 4 78 77 23 86; Fax: +33 4 78 77 24 88
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. Mario A. Pagnotta
Department of Science and Technologies for Agriculture, Forestry, Nature and Energy (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Tel. +39 0761 357423
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

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
Tel. +39 0761 357354; Fax: +39 0761 357434
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

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
Tel. + 55 (051) 33089813; Fax: + 55 (051) 33087311
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. Mark Poffenberger
Community Forestry International, Inc., 1356 Mokelumne Dr., Antioch, CA. 94531, USA
Tel. +1 925-706-2906
Interests: community forestry; human ecology; agroecology; forest policy; resource management

Dr. Carlo Ricotta
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, P.zale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 06 4991 2408; Fax: + 39 06 445 7540
Interests: community ecology; diversity indices; functional traits; landscape ecology; scaling; spatial ecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Diversity Theories and Perspectives

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
Tel. +39 0461615570; Fax: +39 3491425786
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: 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

Dr. Raúl Romero-Calcerrada
School of Experimental Sciences and Technology, Rey Juan Carlos University, Calle Tulipán, s/n. E-28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 4888520; Fax: +34 91 4887068
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
Tel. +33 4 30 63 04 30; Fax: +33 4 99 62 33 45
Interests: spatial ecology; landscape ecology; forest entomology; species distribution modeling; biological invasion

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
Tel. +31 (0) 50 363 2162; Fax: +31 (0) 50 363 2154
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. Dirk S. Schmeller
Helmholtz-Center of Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Conservation Biology, 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

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

Prof. Dr. Andrew Thompson
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Tel. +61 8 9360 2466; Fax: +61 8 9310 4144
Interests: parasitology; parasite ecology; molecular epidemiology; wildlife diseases; zoonoses

Dr. Kostas Triantis
Department of Ecology and Taxonomy, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece, GR-15784
Tel. +351 295402234; Fax: +351 295402205
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. Deivida Vandzinskaite
Social Research Scientific Center, Department of Philosophy and Anthropology, Siauliai University, P. Visinskio 38, LT 76352 Siauliai, Lithuania
Tel. +370 652 496; Fax: +370 41 435 459
Interests: education and anthropology; cultural differences and commonalities in educational practice; public interest anthropology; cultural diversity and power; participatory development and voluntary culture; social dilemmas and inequality along lines of race; ethnicity; class; status; age or gender; environmental anthropology; human cultural and social behavior in relation to the environmental contexts

Prof. Dr. Luiz Fernando Wurdig Roesch
Universidade Federal do PAMPA, Campus São Gabriel, Av. Antonio Trilha 1847, São Gabriel RS, CEP: 97300-000, Brazil
Tel. +55 3232 6075; Fax: +55 3232 6075
Interests: microbial diversity; new generation sequencing; metagenome; plant microbial interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome

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