Advisory Board and Editors Conservation Biology

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.

Amanda E Bates

The global redistribution of species is leading to large-scale community change. Gaining a process-based understanding for what factors create species and community resilience under environmental variability is an important research objective for our time. My research aims to address this theme by linking physiological thresholds of organisms to the environment they experience to quantify changes in species distributions, the outcome of species interactions, and community patterns. My approach is to link spatial and temporal trends in abiotic variables at biologically relevant scales using standardized experimental protocols, complementary laboratory and field approaches, meta-analytic approaches, and modern statistical tools.

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.

John F Bruno

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. John earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. He is currently working primarily in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands.

Brian Child

Work on private and community conservation in Africa, with specialisation in governance and economics. As a scholar practitioner and Associate Professor at University of a Florida my goal is to bridge science, practice and policy, including in training. I combine teaching/research with working in field conservation with TNC and on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of GEF

Jean Clobert

Senior Researcher (DR hc, CNRS), Station d’Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS à Moulis. Member of the Acamedia Europaea.

Tim M Collins

Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Director of FIU DNA Core facility. Past Program Director for NSF Division of Environmental Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity Cluster.

Research interests include: Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Biogeography, and Phylogeography: Rates, patterns, and mechanisms of molecular evolution , including nucleotide sequence evolution and mitochondrial gene order change, and consequences for phylogenetic reconstruction and reconstruction of ancestral states. Integration of molecular data with paleontological and morphological data. Using phylogenies to address biological questions.

David W Coltman

Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Science, University of Alberta.

I work in the general area of conservation genetics and ecological genomics in wildlife.

Sofia Consuegra

PhD Biology (Cantabria, 2002)
PDRA ZSL London (2002-2004)
Research Fellow St Andrews (2004-2005)
Maternity break (2005-2007)
Lecturer Aberystwyth University (2008-2013)
Senior Lecturer at Swansea University (since Nov 2013)

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland, Society for management of electronic biodiversity data, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Scientific Committee on Ocean Research, DIVERSITAS, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000, journal Biological Conservation.

Richard M. Cowling

Professor of Plant Ecology. Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and founding member of the Academy of sciences of South Africa. Former President of the International Society of Mediterranean Ecologists. Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Letters.

Keith A Crandall

Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Past Chair of the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University. PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.