Advisory Board and Editors Ecotoxicology

Thomas Backhaus

Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.

Giovanni Benelli

My research focuses on behavioral ecology and biological control. I have published more than 300 papers in international journals with impact factor. 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, Acta Tropica, Parasitology Research, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, BioMed Research International, Journal of Cluster Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Organic Chemistry, Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (SI: GREEN-NANO-PEST&DRUGS), Entomologia Generalis, and others.

Wei-Chun Chin

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Merced.

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000.

Jonathan A. Eisen

Full Professor, University of California, Davis (Depts. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Evolution and Ecology) and Adjunct Scientist DOE Joint Genome Institute. Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Science, 2011. Chair of the Advisory Board for PLoS Biology. Elected Member of the American Academy of Microbiology.

María Ángeles Esteban

Professor of Cell Biology in the Cell Biology & Histology Department, Faculty of Biology, Murcia University. She belongs to the research team of "Fish Innate Immune system" working on fish species of interest for aquaculture. She has been Vice-chancellor of the University of Murcia.

Patricia A. Gowaty

Distinguished Prof. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA; Research Assoc, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Fellow of the AAAS, the Animal Behavior Society, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Soc.of Biology. Previous President of the Animal Behavior Society & Vice-President of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Awards include 3 NIH career awards, the Quest Award from the Animal Behavior Society & the Lamar Dodd Award.

Thomas Hartung

Professor of Toxicology (Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology), Pharmacology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and University of Konstanz, Germany; Director of their Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). Former Head of the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), Ispra, Italy.

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology, in the Genetics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt.

I am the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications. I am an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for international journals such as Scientific Reports; Frontiers in Microbiology; Current Bioinformatics; International Journal of Agriculture & Biology; and the Journal of Environmental Biology.

I am interested in "Microbial Genetics", and "Environmental Meta-genome Biotechnology"

Konstantinos A Kormas

After graduating from the Biology Dept of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1994 I jumped immediately to my PhD dealing with benthic-pelagic coupling, until 1998. In 2000, I spent six months working on coastal Cyanobacteria at the Trondhjem Biological Station. Between October 2000 and September 2002 I worked as a post-doc at the lab of Andreas Teske, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Upon my return to Greece, I worked for ca. 2.5 years as a research associate at my old lab where I did my PhD. In March 2005 I was appointed as an Assistant Professor of aquatic microbial ecology at the Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Greece. Since March 2015 I am a full Professor at the same department.
In my lab we investigate patterns and processes that underpin the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in different habitats of the aquatic environment. Some of our quests deal with the following:
- How do aquatic microbial communities assemble?
- Which members of the microbial trophic web are the key players in defining and maintaining community structure?
- How do these trophic links change over time?
- What is the role of spatial structure in regulating the community’s stability?
- How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?
- What types of association exist between prokaryotes and aquatic animals?
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Therese A. Markow

Amylin Chair in Life Sciences, UCSD. Recipient George Beadle Award, Genetics Society of America 2012. Former Editor, EVOLUTION. Former President, Society for the Study of Evolution. Director, Drosophila Species Stock Center, UCSD. Former Director, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona. Regents' Professor University of Arizona. Recipient, Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement in Science.

Angelo Piato

Professor of Pharmacology at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, since 2014. PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009), UFRGS. Research experience in Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology.