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Section Board for 'Plant Diversity' (43)

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Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Sciences and Technology for Agriculture, Forest, Environment and Energy, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, 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
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Dr. Yan Bao
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School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: plant stress response; drought; autophagy; gene evolution; vitamin metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Bacaro
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, via L. Giorgieri 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy
Interests: ecological modelling; ecosystem functioning; ecosystem services; invasive alien species; plant diversity; spatial ecology; statistics
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Prof. Dr. Nigel Barker
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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, P. Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa
Interests: plant systematics; phylogeography; orphan crops; biogeography; African plants
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Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
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Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Interests: biogeography; global change ecology; plant diversity; beta-diversity, Springs
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Dr. Lassaâd Belbahri
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Laboratory of Soil Biology, Department of Biology, University of Neuchatel, 2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Interests: molecular and cellular biology; plant physiology; plant biotechnology; applied plant biotechnology; molecular biology; genetic tools used in ecology
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Dr. Zoltán Botta-Dukát
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Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Alkotmány u. 2–4, 2163 Vácrátót, Hungary
Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
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Dr. Jorge Capelo
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1. Herbarium of the National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinarian Research (INIAV, I.P.), 2784-505 Oeiras, Portugal
2. LEAF Research Centre, Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture And Food, University of Lisbon, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: vegetation science; evolutionary ecology; biogeography; vascular plant taxonomy; syntaxonomy; natural habitat typology and conservation; ecoinformatics
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Dr. Jesús M. Castillo
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Departmento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla, Apartado 1095, 41080 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: brackish wetlands; climate change; ecological restoration; environmental stress; invasive plant species; plant ecology; salt marshes
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Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat
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ECODIV, Univ ROUEN-NORMANDIE, 76000 Rouen, France
Interests: soil ecology; above-belowground interactions; biological invasion
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Prof. Dr. Liang Chen
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Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: lawn grass; grass resources; genetic diversity; plant stress tolerance; oxidative stress; metabolome analyses; phytoremediation
Prof. Dr. William S. Currie
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School for Environment and Sustainability, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry including carbon and nutrient cycling; physics and energetics; landscapes and coupled human-natural systems; land conservation and management; biofuels and food security; computational modeling and simulation; synthesis using models; and philosophical foundations of modeling
Dr. Qinglai Dang
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Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada
Interests: plant ecophysiology; photosynthesis; ecosystems
Dr. Samir C. Debnath
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St. John’s Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bldg. 25, 308 Brookfield Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 6J5, Canada
Interests: berry crops; breeding; biodiversity; biotechnology; genetic enhancement; in vitro culture; micropropagation; molecular marker; wild germplasm
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Prof. Dr. Panayiotis Dimitrakopoulos
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Biodiversity Conservation Laboratory, Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, 811 00 Mytilene, Greece
Interests: biodiversity and ecosystem processes; functional plant ecology; community ecology; biodiversity conservation; conservation policy
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Dr. Yong-Bi Fu
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Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
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
Prof. Dr. Rosalina Gabriel
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Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c/GBA), University of the Azores, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
Interests: bryophyte’s ecology, biogeography and physiology; environmental education
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Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing
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Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, University of Gottingen, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: forest genetics; conservation genetics; hybridization
Dr. José M. García del Barrio
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INIA-CIFOR, Department of Ecology and Forest Genetics, Ctra. Coruña km 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; vascular plants diversity patterns; alpha; beta and gamma diversity; land use changes and landscape diversity; forest and landscape ecology
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Dr. Daniela Gigante
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Perugia, 06100 Perugia, Italy
Interests: flora; vegetation; habitats; biodiversity; conservation; Natura 2000; red-listing; CWR
Prof. Dr. Martha F Hoopes
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Department of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, South Hadley, MA 01027, USA
Interests: invasion ecology and dynamics; conservation biology; the role of landscapes and spatial configurations in species interactions; research species are generally plants and insects
Dr. Richard Hrivnák
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Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-845 23 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: vegetation ecology; phytosociology; lentic and lotic ecosystems; floodplain forests; orchids; European temperate zone
Dr. Collins A. Kimbeng
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Sugarcane breeding and genetics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter), Sugar Research Station, 5755 LSU AgRoad, St. Gabriel, LA 70776, USA
Interests: improving early generation selection in sugarcane; development of sugarcane germplasm using conventional and molecular approaches; genetics of sugarcane
Prof. Dr. Till Kleinebecker
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Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resource Management, University of Giessen, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Interests: biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; plant ecology; vegetation ecology; global change; grassland ecology; mire ecology; restoration ecology
Dr. Eva Knop
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Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: biodiversity; species interactions; global change; biological invasions; light pollution; agricultural intensification; urbanization
Prof. Dr. Juan Lorite
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Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: plant conservation; plant diversity; alpine plant ecology; restoration ecology
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Dr. Simona Maccherini
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Department of Life Sciences, Università degli Studi di Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: monitoring restoration; cross-taxon congruence; grassland ecology; biodiversity conservation; biodiversity assessment
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Dr. Daniel K. Manter
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USDA ARS Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense
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Prof. Dr. Harald Meimberg
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Institute for integrative Nature Conservation Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Gregor Mendel Str. 33, 1080 Vienna, Austria
Interests: biodiversity; invasion biology; island biogeography; molecular ecology; population genetics; phylogenomics; genotyping by sequencing
Dr. Ana Pintado
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Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: lichen and moss ecophysiology; stress effects on plants; biological soil crusts; polar and arid terrestrial ecosystems; gas exchange and water relations
Prof. Dr. Stefan Porembski
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Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Rostock, D-18051 Rostock, Germany
Interests: inselbergs; plant adaptations; rock outcrops; tropical botany
Dr. Leonardo Rosati
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School of Agricultural, Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Via Nazario Sauro, 85, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: vascular flora; taxonomy; vegetation ecology; vegetation mapping; habitat conservation; phytosociology; plant diversity; Mediterranean region; phytoclimate; Apennines
Dr. Maurizio Rossetto
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National Herbarium of New South Wales, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Interests: adaptation; dispersal; landscape genetics; trees; population genomics; rainforest; restoration; speciation
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Dr. Leopoldo G. Sancho
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Department of Plant Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,Av. Séneca, 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: plant ecology and biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Jakub Sawicki
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Department of Botany and Nature Protection, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Plac Łódzki 1, 10-727 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: phylogeny of bryophytes; population genetics; NGS application; bioinformatics
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Dr. Federico Sebastiani
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
Interests: molecular ecology; biodiversity; population genetics; plant transcriptome; plastidial genomics; metagenomics; wine yeast genetics
Dr. Genlou Sun
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Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada
Interests: plant genetics; cytogenetics; systematics; molecular genetics; population genetics and biotechnology
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Dr. Orsolya Valkó
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MTA-ÖK Lendület Seed Ecology Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Alkotmány út 2-4, H-2163 Vácrátót, Hungary
Interests: seed bank; seed dispersal; restoration; habitat management; grassland ecology; fire; invasion
Prof. Dr. Ben-Erik Van Wyk
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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
Interests: plant systematics; plant taxonomy; Apiaceae (Umbelliferae); Fabaceae (Leguminosae); chemosystematics; useful plants; medicinal plants; ethnobotany
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Dr. Manuela Winkler
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GLORIA co-ordination, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) & Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: biodiversity; alpine plants; climate change; population biology; molecular ecology
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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wittig
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Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: flora and vegetation; biodiversity; efficiency of nature conservation Regions: Central Europe, Sudanian and Sahelian zone of West Africa Ecosystems/landscapes (of the regions above): Forests, settlements, savannah
Prof. Dr. Julio Peñas de Giles
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Department of Botany, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: biodiversity conservation; biogeography of plants; plant diversity; Mediterranean, arid and alpine biomes
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