Advisory Board and Editors Freshwater Biology

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Per-Arne Amundsen

Per-Arne Amundsen is a Professor in freshwater ecology at Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. His primary research interests comprise ecology of freshwater fish communities and ecosystems, ecological interactions including predation, competition and parasitism, trophic ecology and food-web interactions, evolutionary ecology and speciation, invasion biology, and management and conservation. He has been leading and involved in a number of research projects, including several long-term ecological studies of freshwater fish and lake communities and ecosystems.

Marc Amyot

Canada Research Chair in Global Change Ecotoxicology, professor of biological sciences, Université de Montréal. Director of NSERC CREATE network Mine of Knowledge.

Alexandre Anesio

Alexandre Magno Anesio is a Professor of Biogeochemistry in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. He is also the Director for the Bristol Glaciology Centre. Anesio gained his PhD in 2000 from Sweden and came to the UK as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in 2003. His research interests are broad, and he combines concepts from Geography, Biology and Chemistry to understand the carbon and nutrient cycle in the cryosphere. In the past 14 years, Anesio has conducted fieldwork in the Arctic, including on the Greenland Ice Sheet and Greenland glaciers (e.g., Kangerlussuaq, Zackenberg, Tassilaq) to demonstrate the impact of microbial processes on a) albedo reduction, b) production, accumulation and export of organic carbon and nutrients to downstream ecosystems and c) the diversity and biogeochemical cycles of subglacial environments. He has secured grants as PI from a variety of sources which includes the UK Research Council (NERC), UK Charities (e.g., Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation) and the EU (Marie Curie Fellowship and Innovative Training Network). Anesio was elected the 2016 Distinguished Lecturer by the European Geochemistry Association.

Robert Arlinghaus

Professor of Integrative Fisheries Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. Robert works on fisheries as coupled social-ecological systems and recreational fisheries sustainability. He has received several awards, including the Award of Excellence in Fisheries Management by the American Fisheries Society, the Medal by The Fisheries Society of the British Isles and the Cultura Award by the Alfred-Töpfer-Foundation. Robert is heavily engaged in public outreach and transdisciplinary studies on emergent topics in fisheries sciences.

Donald J Baird

Research Scientist in the Water Science & Technology Directorate of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Visiting Research Professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick and Science Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute.

His primary research interests include the study of watershed patterns in aquatic biodiversity and the influence of landscape stressors on resident biota. Current research concerns freshwater invertebrates, with dragonflies as a particular focus. He has previously worked on a variety of taxa groups from flatworms to fish, and in a variety of habitats from wetlands, lakes and rivers to coastal marine systems.

Michael Beman

The overarching goal of my research program is to develop a predictive understanding of microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in the ‘Anthropocene’ sea. My research sits at the interface of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change science, and I work worldwide in reefs and estuaries, marine lakes and mountain lakes, and the open ocean. I focus on the responses of microbial communities, and the processes mediated by these communities, to environmental change—including climate change, ocean acidification, and ocean deoxygenation.

I received a B.S. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Stanford in Geological and Environmental Sciences; before joining the UC Merced faculty in 2009, where I was a postdoc in Marine Environmental Biology at USC, a lecturer at UCLA, and an Assistant Researcher at the University of Hawai’i. I am an Associate Professor and member of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and the Environmental Systems and Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate groups.

John A Berges

Professor in Biological Sciences and Freshwater Sciences. PhD Biological Oceanography, U. British Columbia. Postdoctoral work, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Research interests include marine and freshwater phytoplankton and zooplankton ecophysiology and biochemistry, including molecular (e.g. evolution of cell death proteases) and biomathematical (e.g. agent-based modelling) approaches.

Mario Brauns

Researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and head of the food web ecology lab.

Research interests include: Lotic ecosystem processes, freshwater food webs, benthic secondary production, functional assessment, stable isotopes, invasive species.

Kirsten S Christoffersen

Professor in Arctic Freshwater biology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark (full time), and at The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (20% position). Previously Center leader of Polar Science Center, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen (2009-14), member of the international steering committee for CAFF/CBMP-freshwater Program (2011-present), Coordinator for Danish Kingdom expert group in CBMP program (2012-present), member of evaluation boards for the Norwegian Research Council (2012 and 2014), member of Scientific Board for Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008-2012), member of adviser group for the Danish Board of Technology (2008-2011), member of the Danish Research Council (2007-2013) handling approx. 1000 applications, member of EU evaluation board for Work program 6 (2007), member of accreditation boards for Norwegian education institutions (2006 and 2007), board member of the Arctic Station Council, University of Copenhagen, Greenland (2005-present), member of evaluation boards for the Swedish Research Council (2004-2014), member of the steering committee for the Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen (2004-2007), member of evaluation boards for the Academy of Finland (1998-2012).

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.

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.

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.