Section Editors

Section Board for 'Marine Diversity' (54)

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Prof. Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Taxonomy and Systematics Group, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
2. Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: stony corals; coral-associated fauna; coral reef conservation; coral taxonomy; coral trade; tropical marine biodiversity; marine invertebrates; marine biogeography; phylogeny reconstructions; marine invasives
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Dr. Marcos Rubal
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CIIMAR Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto, Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: benthic ecology
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Dr. Cyril Glenn P. Satuito
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Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
Interests: larval ecology of benthic marine invertebrates; settlement cues; bivalve aquaculture; microbial biofilms; biofouling
Dr. Anderson B. Mayfield
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Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Interests: marine biology; coral reefs; molecular biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Wonchoel Lee
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Department of Life Science, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: taxonomy; Copepoda; Harpacticoida; Foraminifera; jellyfishes; meiofauna; zooplankton; marine diversity
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Prof. Dr. Michael J. Risk
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School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University, N0G 1R0, Canada
Interests: land-based pollution on coral reefs; Animal-sediment research; coral reef health, impacts and recovery; research on mangroves, seagrass beds, softbottom communities,oil spill impacts, impacts of sewage and industrial discharge, and fish habitat/coral reef ecology
Dr. Viatcheslav Ivanenko
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Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1-12, 119992 Moscow, Russia
Interests: marine biodiversity; Copepoda; symbioses; parasitism; commensalism; diseases of invertebrates; phylogeny; ecology; morphology; systematics; biogeography; coral communities; marine caves; deep sea hydr
Prof. Dr. Stefano Piraino
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologicheed Ambientali, Università del Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: marine invertebrate zoology and developmental biology; cnidarian zoology and evolutionary developmental biology; integrative taxonomy; systematics; ecology; trophic ecology; genetic connectivity; marine bioinvasions; metagenomics; reverse development; cell transdifferentiation; organogenesis; bioactive compounds; biotechnological applications
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Dr. Covadonga Orejas
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Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics (COB), Ecosystem Oceanography Group (GRECO), Moll de Ponent s/n, 07015 Palma, Spain
Interests: deep-sea benthic communities; cold-water corals; deep-sea ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Juan J. Vergara
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Department of Biology, Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Cadiz, Campus of International Excellence of the Sea (CEIMAR), 11510 Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spain
Interests: seagrass; macroalgae; primary production; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; nutrient uptake; eutrophication; benthic ecology; integrated aquaculture seaweed and seagrass ecology
Prof. Dr. Nicole J. de Voogd
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1. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2333 CR Leiden, The Netherlands
2. Environmental Biology Department, Institute of Environmental Sciences, CML, Leiden University, 2333 CC Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: marine biodiversity; taxonomy; symbioses; sponges; coral reef; marine biogeography; population genetics; sponge-associated prokaryote; chemical ecology
Prof. Dr. Hongbin Liu
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Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Interests: marine plankton ecology; microbial food web dynamics; biodiversity; global change biology
Prof. Dr. Douglas J. Eernisse
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Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850, USA
Interests: animal phylogeny; evolution of Mollusca; marine zoology; systematics; population genetics
Dr. Juan Armando Sanchez
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Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR), Department of Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Cl. 22 #119 a 1-99 Bogotá, Colombia
Interests: marine biodiversity; molecular ecology; phylosymbiosis; octocorals; coral reefs
Dr. Schiaparelli Stefano
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Department of Earth, Environment and Life Sciences (DISTAV) and Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA), Genoa, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; zoology; marine ecology; polar sciences
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Dr. Fernando Tuya
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IU-ECOAQUA, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas de G.C., Canary Islands, Spain
Interests: marine community ecology and conservation; benthic ecology; coastal biodiversity; the biology of marine “foundation” species
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Prof. Dr. Dror L. Angel
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Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: marine ecology; gelatinous zooplankton; microplastics; water quality; sustainable aquaculture; citizen science; applied ecology
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Prof. Dr. Marco Abbiati

Lab of Experimental Ecology, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
Interests: marine ecology; benthic assemblages; temperate biogenic reefs; population genetics; conservation biology; human impacts on coastal habitats; cnidarians; polychaetes
Prof. Dr. Joël Fleurence
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1. MMS (Mer Molécule Santé), EA2160, Université de Nantes, BP 92208, 44322 Nantes, France
2. LUNAM Université de Nantes, MMS, Nantes, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP92208, 44322 Nantes CEDEX 03, France
Interests: seaweed; microalgae; biodiversity; valorization of algal resource; seafood and sea vegetables; proteins and pigments from marine organisms; aquaculture
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Barreiros
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Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Universidade dos Açores, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
Interests: ichthyology; ethology; human-wildlife conflicts; marine mega-fauna; herpehology; marine ecology/biology/biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlacher
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The Animal Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast,90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556, Australia
Interests: sandy beaches; coastal ecology; conservation & management; human-wildlife interactions; food webs
Dr. Andrew Bauman
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Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore | NUS, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: population dynamics of corals; extreme and degraded coral reef systems; fish-macroalgal-coral interactions; functional role of herbivorous fishes; predator-prey interactions
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Dr. Emilie Boissin
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USR3278 CRIOBE, Universite de Perpignan, 66860 Perpignan CEDEX, France
Interests: marine biodiversity patterns; conservation genetics; invasion biology; echinoderms and cnidarians; phylogeography; hologenome evolution; microbiome; coral reefs
Prof. Dr. Juan C. Braga
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Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Facultad de Ciencias, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, Universidad de Granada, 18002 Granada, Spain
Interests: fossil and living calcareous algae; reefs; carbonate sedimentology
Dr. Graeme F Clark
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Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: marine ecology; benthic community ecology; anthropogenic impacts; invasive species; Antarctic ecology; impacts of climate change
Dr. Diego Fontaneto
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Water Research Institute, National Research Council of Italy, 28922 Verbania Pallanza, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; biogeography; community ecology; evolutionary biology; macroecology; meiofauna; rotifera; systematics; taxonomy
Dr. Francesca Leasi
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Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
Interests: biodiversity; biomonitoring; community ecology; ecology and evolution; integrative taxonomy; meiofauna; metabarcoding; molecular ecology; population genetics; species delineation
Dr. Marco Taviani
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Istituto di Scienze Marine Bologna (ISMAR), CNR, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
Interests: deep-sea corals; marine molluscs; carbonate sedimentology; marine geology; extreme environments; paleoecology; cold seeps; biological invasion; quaternary geology
Dr. Gary H. Dickinson
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Department of Biology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
Interests: ocean acidification; biomineralization; marine biofouling; biomechanics; adhesion; physiological ecology; crustaceans
Prof. Dr. Charles Sheppard
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School of Life Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: coral reefs and environmental impacts that affect them
Dr. Antonio Di Franco
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Stazione zoologica Anton Dohrn, Dipartimento Ecologia Marina Integrata, Sede Interdipartimentale della Sicilia, Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo (complesso Roosevelt), 90142 Palermo, Italy
Interests: marine ecology; marine protected areas; connectivity; small scale fisheries; socio-ecosystems; otoliths
Prof. Dr. Marc Kochzius
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Marine Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: connectivity; coral reefs; DNA barcoding; mangroves; marine ecology; molecular ecology; phylogeography
Dr. Andrew Brooks
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Coastal Research Center, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Interests: population and community dynamics; marine fishes; community assembly rules; species interactions; wetland ecology; applied ecology
Prof. Dr. Conxita Avila
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Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences (BEECA), Faculty of Biology, and Biodiversity Research Institute (IrBIO), University of Barcelona, Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: marine invertebrates; marine chemical ecology and Antarctic benthos
Dr. Brett Molony
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CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia, M097, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: fisheries science; marine biology; marine ecology; coastal systems; freshwater ecosystems
Dr. Thomas Fickert
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Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Passau, Innstraße 40, 94032 Passau, Germany
Interests: plant geography; mangrove ecology; disturbance ecology; vegetation dynamics; succession; phytodiversity; glacier forelands; high mountain research
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Prof. Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller, Ph.D.
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College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave S, MSL 220A, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Interests: foraminifera: biology, ecology, paleoecology, environmental assessment, paleoenvironments, environmental change; coral reefs, carbonate sedimentology, algal symbiosis
Dr. Zoe Richards
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1. School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley, WA 6102 Australia
2. Western Australian Museum, Welshpool, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Interests: coral reef; Cnidaria; monitoring; phylogenetics; Scleractinia; taxonomy; systematics
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Dr. Stephan Koblmüller
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Institute of Biology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: conservation biology; biodiversity; genomics; ecology and evolution; DNA sequencing; DNA
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Dr. Eugenia Apostolaki
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Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, PO Box 2214, 71003 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: seagrass ecology; seagrass biogeochemistry; response of seagrass ecosystems to environmental disturbance and global change
Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele
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Centre of Molecular Biodiversity, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Interests: marine heterobranchia; evolution; life style strategies; biodiversity; molecular and morphological phylogenetics
Dr. Christos Arvanitidis
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Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete, 71003 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: marine biodiversity; functional diversity; biodiversity informatics; transitional ecosystems; quality control and assessment of the coastal marine ecosystems; taxonomy
Dr. Cecile Fauvelot
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1. UMR250 ENTROPIE, BPA5, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, 98848 Noumea CEDEX, New Caledonia
2. Laboratoire d’Excellence CORAIL, CRIOBE-USR 3278 : PSL Université Paris: EPHE-CNRS-UPVD, Paris, France
3. Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, Sorbonne Université, UMR ENTROPIE, CNRS, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Paris, France
Interests: evolutionary biology; molecular ecology; marine ecology; population genetics; conservation biology
Prof. Dr. Greg Rouse
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0202, USA
Interests: metazoa phylogeny; biodiversity and taxonomy; annelids; echinoderms; hydrothermal vents; methane seeps
Prof. Dr. Carlo Nike Bianchi
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Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: marine ecology; marine benthic habitats; marine diversity; coral reefs; seagrass meadows; submarine caves; marine ecosystem change; scuba surveys
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Prof. Dr. Örjan Östman
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Department of Aquatic Resources,Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Almas Allé 8, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: adaptations; aquatic ecology; dispersal; disturbances; fish; food web; metacommunities; plankton
Dr. Letizia Marsili
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Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, University of Siena, via P. A. Mattioli 4, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: ecotoxicology; marine mammals; marine turtles; elasmobranches; sea birds; fishery interaction; organochlorine contamination; biomarkers; cell cultures; predictive theoretical statistical models
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Sandulli
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Department of Science and Technology, “Parthenope” University of Naples, 80143 Naples, Italy
Interests: marine meiofauna; bioconstructions; marine pollution; invasive species; marine biodiversity; marine protected areas
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Dr. James Davis Reimer
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Reimer Laboratory (MISE: Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory), University of the Ryukyus,Senbaru, Nishihara, Nakagami District, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
Interests: coral reef ecology; marine biodiversity; taxonomy; symbioses; Cnidaria; phylogeny and systematics; anthropogenic impacts; marine biogeography
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Prof. Dr. Jaime R. Alvarado-Bremer
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1. Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77553, USA
2. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: population genetics; marine organisms; molecular ecology&molecular systematics; conservation biology
Dr. Carla Morri
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Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: seagrass meadows; rocky reefs; coral reefs; marine caves; seafloor ecological status; climate change; marine biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Alexandra Teodósio
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Ecology and Restoration of Riverine, Estuarine and Coastal Habitats (EcoReach), Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve (UAlg), 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: zooplankton ecology; conservation of aquatic habitats; fish larvae physiology and behavior; impacts of global change on marine biodiversity: ocean acidification; jellification; microplastics
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Dr. Symon Dworjanyn
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National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University, PO Box 4321, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450, Australia
Interests: marine climate change; marine ecology; seaweeds
Dr. Vitor H. Paiva
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Department of Life Science, Marine and Environmental Research Centre, University of Coimbra, 3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
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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