Diversity — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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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
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Prof. Dr. Christian Wild *
Section Editor-in-Chief
University of Bremen, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Bremen, Germany
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Interests: marine ecology; ecophysiology; biogeochemistry; coral reefs; seagrass meadows; functional biodiversity; invertebrates
* Section 'Marine Diversity'

Editorial Board

Prof. Giovanni Bacaro
Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
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Interests: biodiversity conservation; rarefaction methods; plant ecology; biological invasion; sampling design; spatial autocorrelation; diversity patterns; multivariate analysis
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
MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, H-2163, Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4., Hungary
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Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
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Special Issue in Diversity: Biological Invasions
Dr. James J. Cai
Department of of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77845, USA
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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
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St. John's, NL, Canada
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Interests: berry crops, breeding; biodiversity; biotechnology; genetic enhancement; in vitro culture; micropropagation; molecular marker; wild germplasm
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Special Issue in Agronomy: Berry Crop Production and Protection
Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala
Geos Institute, 84–4th St., Ashland, OR 97420, USA
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Interests: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Ecoregional Planning, Endangered Species, Fire & Landscape Ecology, Forest Management & Policy, Global and National Temperate Rainforests, Wildlife Ecology
Assoc. Prof. Symon Dworjanyn
Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Interests: marine climate change; marine ecology; seaweeds
Dr. Simone Fattorini
Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes/Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal
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Interests: biodiversity; coleoptera tenebrionidae; community ecology; conservation biology; evolutionary biology; historical biogeography; island biogeography; macroecology; insect systematics and taxonomy; urban ecology
Dr. Thomas Fickert
University of Passau, Physical Geography, D-94032 Passau, Germany
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Interests: plant geography; mangrove ecology; disturbance ecology; vegetation dynamics; succession; phytodiversity; glacier forelands; high mountain research
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Special Issue in Diversity: Mangrove Regeneration and Restoration
Dr. Jordi Figuerola
Department of Wetland Ecology, Estación Biológica Doñana, CSIC Avda. Americo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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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
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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
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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, Edifici AC-LEAR C/M. Aurèlia Campmany 40,17003-Girona, SPAIN
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Interests: conservation genetics; fisheries management; genetics of invasive species; phylogenetics; population genetics
Dr. Juan Carlos Illera
Universidad de Oviedo, Research Unit of Biodiversity (UO/CSIC/PA), Oviedo, Spain
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Interests: island ecology and evolution, island biogeography, incipient speciation, host-parasite relationships, avian phylogeography and population genetics
Assoc. Prof. Mary Kelly-Quinn
Freshwater Biodiversity, Ecology and Fisheries Research Group, School of Biology & Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: freshwater ecology; biodiversity; macroinvertebrates; eutrophicatoin; multiple stressors; connectivity; barriers; ecosystem services; indicators
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
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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
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Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Special Issue in Diversity: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms
Special Issue in Diversity: Diversity of Marine Invertebrate and Seaweed Symbiotic Bacteria
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products from Symbiotic Ecosystems
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products and Their Translational Applications in Medicine
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
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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
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Special Issue in Diversity: 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
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Special Issue in Diversity: Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Dr. Piotr Nowicki
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: biodiversity conservation; species monitoring; population and metapopulations dynamics; butterfly ecology; natura 2000 implementation; wildlife management
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
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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
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Special Issue in Diversity: Assessment of Plant Genetic Diversity
Special Issue in Diversity: Biodiversity Loss & Habitat Fragmentation
Special Issue in Diversity: Use of Molecular Markers in Genetic Diversity Research
Special Issue in Diversity: Characterization and Preservation of Plant Genetic Diversity
Dr. Vitor H. Paiva
University of Coimbra, Marine and Environmental Research Centre, Department of Life Science, Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: seabird ecology; trophic ecology of marine predators; food-web interactions; spatial ecology; habitat modelling; human impacts; heavy metals and plastic pollution; climate change; marine conservation
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Special Issue in Diversity: Trophic Ecology
Dr. Hans-Ulrich Peter
Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Jena, Germany
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Interests: Ecology and diversity of polar birds
Prof. Dr. Stefan Porembski
University of Rostock, Institute of Biosciences, Department of Botany, D-18051 Rostock, Germany
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Interests: inselbergs; plant adaptations; rock outcrops; tropical botany
Dr. Zoe Richards
Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, WA 6105, Australia
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Interests: stony corals, coral reef diversity, biodiversity conservation, molecular systematics, ecology, biogeography, resilience, threatened species
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Special Issue in Diversity: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Conservation
Prof. Dr. Duccio Rocchini
Center Agriculture Food Environment, University of Trento, Italy, Via E. Mach, 1 - 38010 S. Michele all'Adige, Italy
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Interests: biodiversity; remote sensing of species distributions; plant community ecology; ecological informatics
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Ecological Status and Change by Remote Sensing
Special Issue in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information: Geospatial Monitoring and Modelling of Environmental Change
Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Earth Observation for Ecosystems Monitoring in Space and Time
Special Issue in Diversity: Biodiversity Study by Remote Sensing
Special Issue in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information: Spatial Ecology
Special Issue in Sensors: Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Remote Sensing Data Handling and Analysis
Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Advances in Remote Sensing Applications for the Detection of Biological Invasions
Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing for Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
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. 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
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Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; denitrification; nitrification; biological nitrogen fixation; functional and taxonomic diversity; microbial communities
Prof. Dr. Satyajit Sarker
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
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Interests: phytochemistry; phytomedicine; phytotherapy; natuaral products synthesis; structure elucidation; NMR, HPLC, chromatography; bioassay
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Special Issue in Medicines: Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity
Dr. Dirk S. Schmeller
Department of Conservation Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: biodiversity monitoring; conservation biology; molecular diversity; population size; invasive species; range distribution; population genetics; evolutionary ecology; diseases of herptiles
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Special Issue in Environments: Consideration of Ecosystem Services and Function for Sustainable Water Use
Dr. Genlou Sun
Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada
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Interests: plant genetics; cytogenetics; systematics; molecular genetics; population genetics and biotechnology
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Special Issue in Diversity: Genetic Diversity and Molecular Evolution
Dr. Alexandra Teodósio
Centre for marine sciences, University of Algarve, Portugal
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Interests: marine ecology; global change; trophic ecology; jellyfish blooms; aquatic invasions; ocean acidification; nutritional condition; zooplankton; macroinvertebrates
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Special Issue in Diversity: Disruption of Natural River Flow Regimes: An Opportunity for Non-Indigenous Species and the Need for New Management Practices
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
Department of Ecology and Taxonomy, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece, GR-15784
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Interests: island biogeography and macroecology; scale in ecological and biogeographical analysis; environmental heterogeneity and conservation biogeography
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Special Issue in Diversity: Biodiversity Feature Papers
Prof. Dr. Ben-Erik Van Wyk
SARChI National Research Chair in Indigenous Plant Use, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Interests: plant systematics; plant taxonomy; Apiaceae (Umbelliferae); Fabaceae (Leguminosae); chemosystematics; useful plants; medicinal plants; ethnobotany
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
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Special Issue in Diversity: Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome
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