Advisory Board and Editors Agricultural Science

Volker Bahn

I am an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Wright State University. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University working in Macroecology with Brian McGill. My PhD is from the University of Maine in Wildlife Ecology with advisers Bill Krohn and Raymond O'Connor, and MS (German Diplom) in Conservation Biology from Philipps University Marburg with Harald Plachter and Peter Poschlod, in collaboration with Alan Burger from University of Victoria.

Matthew PG Barnett

Senior Research Scientist, Food Nutrition & Health Team, AgResearch Limited. Based at the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute. Section Editor in "Nutrigenomics", European Journal of Nutrition.

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities. Reserch centered on the management of scientific data and eScience, in particular involving agro-environmental planning, biodiversity, workflow systems and geographic information.

Giovanni Benelli

My research focuses on behavioral ecology and biological control. I have published more than 200 papers in international journals with impact factors. I cooperate with more than 80 researchers on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots and H2020 subCULTron.

I serve as Academic Editor/Executive Editorial Board Member for PeerJ, Parasitology Research, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Organic Chemistry, BioMed Research International, Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine and many others.

Laura M Boykin

Laura Boykin is a Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. She is interested in using genomic data to answer real-world problems. Specifically she is interested in invasive species, particularly Bemisia tabaci (whiteflies). Other areas of interest are: comparative genomics, phylogenetic analyses (of DNA sequences) and also high performance computing. Combining all of the above to help smallholder famers in Africa is her ultimate goal. She was recently named a TED 2015 and presented her work on cassava whitefly at TED in Vancouver.

Rachel A Burton

I am currently a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, based at the University of Adelaide. I undertook my PhD at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. My expertise is in the areas of plant molecular biology particularly as it relates to cell wall biosynthesis, re-modeling and degradation and how these impact cereal end use quality. I also have an interest in the development and application of novel experimental methods for transcript profiling and gene discovery.

Hugo Cerda

Dr. Hugo Cerda is a South American internationally acknowledged insect ecology scientist: Prometeo Researcher (Ecuador), Jinshan Scholar (China), Marie Curie Fellow (European Union), Invited researcher (Brock University Canada), Invited researcher (Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research IVIC), Profesor Titular (Full Professor) University Simon Rodriguez of Venezuela and the highest scientific position of Venezuelan Ministry of Science (PEI C, PPI 1)

He has won numerous awards such as the International Foundation for Science to young scientist (Sweden); British Council Scholarship award (UK), Ibero-American Cooperation award (Spain).

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, with 608 citation, two authorized patents, and has hundreds of presentations at conferences making him a unique applied agriculture academic (1% citation threshold criteria)

He has teach and do research in 14 academic institution of three different continents: University Simon Rodriguez, Simon Bolivar University and IVIC (Venezuela), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Amazon State University and Chimborazo Polytechnic High School (Ecuador), Imperial College of London University (UK), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Jagellonian University and Academia of Science (Poland), University of Bourgogne (France), University of Padua (Italy), and Agricultural and Forestry University in Fujian, China.

Maria Manuela Chaves

Leader of the Plant Molecular Ecophysiology Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Química Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Emeritus Professor, Technical University of Lisbon. First chair of the Portuguese Committee of IGBP. Member of the Inter-Academy Council Study ‘Science and Technology for Improving Agriculture Productivity and Food Security in Africa'. Member of the Academia de Ciências de Lisboa. Associate Editor of Functional Plant Biology.

Roberta Croce

Professor and chair of Biophysics of photosynthesis at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of light reactions of photosynthesis. Recipient of the ERC Consolidator Grant.

Chris Cutler

Associate Professor, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture; interests in agricultural entomology and ecotoxicology

Irit Davidson

Senior Researcher (A+, Full Prof. Eq.). Her research focuses on avian oncogenic & immunosuppressive viruses, ILTV, avian poxvirus, avian flavivirus TMEV, and LP AIV H9N2 research; regarding molecular integrations of retroviruses in DNA virus genomes (herpesvirus and poxvirus) in vivo, native epitopes and viruses in feathers and altered biology in multiple infections. ID activities include 144 publications, Natl. and Intl. Awards (AAAP and WPSA), Natl. and Intl. Committees and Editorial Boards.

Jay D. Evans

Lead Scientist for the US Dept. Agriculture Bee Research Laboratory. Recipient of 2011 Hambleton Award for Bee Research and 2002 ARS Early Career Scientist-BA Award, Editor for Journal of Apicultural Research and BMC Genomics, and member i5k Insect Genome Planning Committee.