Section Editors

Section Board for 'Aquatic Animals' (58)

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Dr. Kenji Saitoh
Section Editor-in-Chief
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Shinhama, Shiogama 985-0001, Japan
Interests: Fisheries; aquaculture; ichthyology; vertebrate biology; genetic analysis of biodiversity; molecular genetics and genomics; molecular phylogeny; cytogenetics; mitochondrial genomics; aquatic ecology; freshwater environment restoration
Dr. Pedro Miguel Guerreiro
CCMAR - Centre for Marine Sciences, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
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Dr. Marc Girondot
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay, 91405 Orsay, France
Interests: Reptiles; Marine turtles; Ecology; Ecophysiology; Sex determination; Ecotoxicology; Statistics; Population dynamics; Evolution; Phylogeny
Dr. Francesca Maradonna
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche snc, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: endocrine disruptors; reproduction; lipid metabolism; teleost; pollutants; immune system; detoxification; zebrafish; probiotics
Dr. Paolo Merella
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: morphology and systematics of fish parasites; impact and treatment of parasites in farmed fish; parasites as tags; fishborne zoonoses; invasive marine species
Prof. Dr. Rosaria Laurà
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
Interests: electron microscopy; immunohistochemistry; zebrafish; sensory organs; metabolic desorders
Dr. Sofia Engrola
Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Faro, Portugal
Interests: aquaculture; nutrition; growth; protein metabolism; feeding strategies
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Prof. Dr. Helmut Segner
Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, University of Bern, Länggassstrasse 122, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: environment/pollution/water quality effect on fish; fish disease; fish immunity; fish pathology; fish physiology; fish welfare; in vitro alternatives
Dr. Montse Pérez
Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo, Madrid, Spain
Interests: aquaculture; genetics; parentage; traceability; molecular identification; Taxonomy; gene expression
Dr. Evaristo L. Mañanós
Institute of Aquaculture of Torre de la Sal, CSIC, Castellón, Spain
Interests: Aquaculture; fish reproduction; reproductive endocrinology of fish; gonad development; spawning induction; environment and fish reproduction
Dr. Víctor Gallego
Aquaculture and Biodiversity Group, Institute of Animal Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Aquaculture; Marine Biology; Cryobiology; Gamete quality; Reproductive biology; Fish
Dr. Amal Kumar Biswas
Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University, Higashiosaka, Japan
Interests: Reproductive biology; Fish metabolism; Nutritional physiology; Aquaculture; Fish nutrition
Dr. David Sánchez Peñaranda
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: animal and fish reproduction; aquaculture nutrition; embryo and gamete quality
Dr. Boglione Clara
Laboratorio di Ecologia Sperimentale ed Acquacoltura, Dipartimento di Biologia, "Tor Vergata" University, Rome, Italy
Interests: fish biology; fish ontogenesis; anomalous development
Dr. Øivind Bergh
Department of Oceanography and Climate, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
Interests: Disease transmission in aquatic environments; Health of aquatic animals; Aquaculture-environment interactions; Marine Spatial Planning
Dr. Monica Caffara
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: morphological and molecular studies on Trematoda of the family Clinostomidae; fishborne zoonotic parasites with particular reference to the molecular identifications; cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis in farmed fish;
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Dr. Marco. Dadda
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: lateralization; fish; cognition; asymmetry, side bias
Dr. Yannis Kotzamanis
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece
Interests: Fish nutrition; fish diets; fish requirements; alternative ingredients; amino acids; fatty acids; vitamins; minerals
Dr. Paolo de Girolamo
Dept Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: anatomy; teleost fish; neuropeptides; central and peripheral nervous system; animal models
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Prof. Dr. Zissis Mamuris
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Interests: population genetics; biodiversity; evolution; molecular markers; animal genomics
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Dr. Michele Deflorio
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Interests: reproduction, spawning induction, broodstock management, antioxidant, shelf-life
Dr. Silvia Martínez-Llorens
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Aquaculture nutrition; Fishmeal substitution and new ingredients for fish diets; Intestinal Fish health; Shrimp nutrition and production; Fillet fish quality; Recirculation in aquaculture sys
Dr. Enric. Gisbert
IRTA-SRC, Sant Carles de la Rapita, Spain
Interests: nutrition; Development; histology; fish larvae; digestive system
Assoc. Prof. Francesco Fazio
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: Aquatic Physiology; Blood parameters fish; blood biomarkers and pollution in fish; athletic horse and blood parameters
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Dr. Zoltan M. Varga
Zebrafish International Resource Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
Interests: Egg; Sperm; Fertilization, Embryology; Genetics; Zebrafish (Danio rerio); Fish; Biomedical research; cryopreservation; cryobanking; (aquatic) animal husbandry; animal welfare in research
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Prof. Maria José Caballero
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Interests: veterinary pathology / fish pathology / histopathology / gross pathology / anatomy and histology / immuno-histochemistry / electron microscope / confocal microscope / biochemical analysis / gene exp
Prof. Dr. Ana M. González-Tizón
Dpto. de Biologı´a, Facultad de Ciencias, Centro de Investigaciones Cientı´ficas Avazadas, Universidade da Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
Interests: cytogenetics; chromosomes; conservation; crustacean; molluscs
Prof. Dr. Manuel Yúfera
Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (ICMAN-CSIC), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 11519 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
Interests: Fish; Aquaculture; Feeding physiology; Gastrointestinal functionality; Larval fish ontogeny
Dr. Daniela Bertotto
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science (BCA), University of Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy
Interests: fish reproduction and gamete quality in aquaculture; fish and animal welfare in rearing and natural systems; stress indicators
Dr. Maria Elena Miletto Petrazzini

School of Biological and Chemical Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
Interests: brain lateralization; animal behaviour; comparative cognition; fish
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Dr. Francisco A. Guardiola
Fish Innate Immune System Group, Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Faculty of Biology, Campus Regional de Excelencia Internacional “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia, 30100, Murcia, Spain
Interests: Fish immunology; Cell Culture; Innate and mucosal immunity; Cell and molecular biology; Inflammation; Host/pathogens interactions; Aquaculture
Dr. Alessia Giannetto
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences. University of Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres, 31, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: insect meal; food waste bioconversion by insects; alternative nutritional sources; fish nutrition; fish welfare; aquaculture; environmental toxicology; oxidative stress; cell and molecular biology
Prof. Dr. António Paulo Carvalho
Department of Biology - Faculty of Sciences / Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: fish nutrition and feeding; fish physiology; larval fish rearing; aquaculture; aquatic ecotoxicology
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Radaelli
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padova, Italy
Interests: fish welfare; fish skeletal muscle; fish neuroendocrine system; immunohistochemistry; western blot; in situ hybridization
Prof. Dr. Ike Olivotto
Department of sea science, University Polytechnic of Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: alternative protein sources; fish reproduction; fish physiology; insect meal; fish nutrition
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Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry
Newcastle University, United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Interests: Sustainable Feeds & Food Quality; Non Invasive Methods; Climate Change; Ruminants, Poultry & Fish ; Water Pollution & Aquatic Life; Global Collaboration & Training
Prof. Dr. Valentina Meucci
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: analytical methods; mycotoxins; animal; shellfish; fish; veterinary drugs; environmental toxicology
Dr. Kriton Grigorakis
Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Agios 9 Kosmas Hellinikon, 16777, Athens, Greece
Interests: aquaculture; food science; agricultural philosophy
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Prof. Dr. Luciano Bani
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 1, 20126 Milano, Italy
Interests: conservation biology (amphibians; birds; butterflies; distribution modeling; dragonflies and damselflies; fish; fragmentation and ecological networks; freshwater ecosystems; invertebrates; landscape genetics; mammals; metapopulation; reptiles; surveys and monitoring; terrestrial ecosystems; vertebrates; wildlife and climate change)
Dr. Jorge Galindo-Villegas
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, 8049 Bodø, Norway
Interests: immunology; innate and mucosal immunity; genomics; cell and molecular biology; biotechnology; nutrition; aquaculture; host-microbe interactions; zebrafish
Dr. Elena Chaves-Pozo
Oceanographic center of Murcia, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Carretera de la Azohía s/n, 30860, Puerto de Mazarrón, Spain
Interests: immune-reproductive responses; marine fish; viral transmission through the gonad; endocrine disruption
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Prof. Anna Di Cosmo
Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: marine biodiversity; cephalopods; neuroetology; animal behavior; chemical communication; adult neurogenesis
Dr. Radosław Kowalski
Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: aquatic species gamete preservation; aquatic animal reproduction; gametes quality in aquatic species
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Prof. Dr. Robert L. Wallace
Department of Biology, Ripon College, 300 Seward Street, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971, USA
Interests: phylum Rotifera; freshwater zooplankton; invertebrate zoology; limnology; ecology; aquatic systems of aridlands; carnivorous plants
Prof. Dr. Jorge Barros-Velázquez
Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología, Area de Tecnología de los 14 Alimentos, Facultad de Veterinaria, Campus Lugo, 27002. Universidad de Santiago de
Interests: animal foods; seafood microbiology; lactic acid bacteria; probiotics; species authentication; fish quality and safety; biopreservation; protective cultures
Prof. Ian Mayer
Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, N-0033 Oslo, Norway
Interests: fish reproductive physiology/endocrinology; aquaculture; fish welfare; aquatic toxicology
Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Moyano
Departamento de Biología y Geología, Facultad de Ciencias, Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (CEI-MAR), Universidad de Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120 Almería, Spain
Interests: nutrition; digestion; digestive enzymes; feed ingredients
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Prof. Dr. Caterina Faggio
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences University of Messina, 98166 S.Agata-Messina, Italy
Interests: biomarkers; environmental pollution; cytotoxicity; mussel; fish
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Prof. Dr. Vittorio Maria Moretti
Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, University of Milan, Via Trentacoste 2, 20134, Milan, Italy
Interests: fish and seafood quality and authenticity; aquaculture; fatty acids; nutrition and feeding; sturgeons
Prof. Dr. Reinhold J. Hutz
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
Interests: reproductive biology; endocrinology; toxicology; dioxins; environmental endocrine disruptors; nanoparticles; ovary
Prof. Dr. Marina Paolucci
Department of Science and Technology, Università degli Studi del Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Interests: animal nutrition; feed manufacturing; animal product shelf-life; bioactive molecules; biopolymers
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Prof. Dr. Charles Griffiths
Marine Biology Research Centre, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Interests: marine systematics and biodiversity; marine invasive species; intertidal ecology
Prof. Dr. Christopher Hoagstrom
Department of Zoology, Weber State University, 2505 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408, USA
Interests: fish ecology; community ecology; conservation, and biogeography as well as general animal biology (zoology)
Dr. Jerry L. Kaster
Great Lakes Water Institute, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Interests: invertebrate biology with an emphasis in function and evolution; invertebrate benthic ecology
Dr. Gareth Pearce
Animal Health and Welfare Group, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK
Interests: animal health; animal welfare; farm animals; aquatic animals; social networks; sensor technology
Dr. Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli
Depatment of Life Sciences & Biotecnology, University of Ferrara, Via L. Borsari, 46, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: fish helminths; fish parasitic diseases; fish histology and histopatholoy; fish immunology
Dr. Miquel Planas Oliver
CSIC - Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM), Vigo, Spain
Interests: Syngnathidae; fish; rearing; aquaculture; biology; ecology; stable isotopes; food web
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Dr. Anne Marie Power
Department of Zoology, National University of Ireland, H91 CF50 Galway, Ireland
Interests: climate change impacts on rocky shores; zooplankton dynamics; fisheries and habitat suitability mapping; fish reproductive physiology
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