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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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Editorial Board

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: Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: 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
St. John's Research and DFevelopment Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John's, NL A1E 0B2, Canada
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Interests: biodiversity; conservation; molecular markers; small fruits; germplasm; plant tissue culture; breeding
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
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. 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. József Geml
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: biodiversity; molecular systematics and phylogeography of fungi
Dr. Malgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Krakow, Poland
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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 in MDPI journals:
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
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: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Special Issue: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms
Special Issue: Sponge Symbiotic Bacterial Diversity
Special Issue: Diversity of Sponge Symbiotic Bacteria
Special Issue: Diversity of Marine Invertebrate and Seaweed Symbiotic Bacteria
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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
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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
University of Padova, DAFNAE-Entomology, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020, Legnaro (PD), Italy
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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 in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Spatial and Temporal Benthic Diversity Patterns
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. 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 in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
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 in MDPI journals:
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
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Interests: molecular microbiology; plant growth promoting bacteria; diversity of microorganisms; biological nitrogen fixation; plant-bacteria interaction
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Conservation
Prof. Duccio Rocchini
Center Agriculture Food Environment, University of Trento, 38122 Trento, Italy
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Interests: biodiversity; remote sensing of species distributions; plant community ecology; ecological informatics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI 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: Biodiversity Study by Remote Sensing
Special Issue: Spatial Ecology
Special Issue: Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Remote Sensing Data Handling and Analysis
Special Issue: Advances in Remote Sensing Applications for the Detection of Biological Invasions
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
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 D. Sarker
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
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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 MDPI journals:
Special Issue: 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: 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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: 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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome

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