Advisory Board and Editors Freshwater Biology

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.

Tomas Hrbek

I am currently employed as associate professor in the department of genetics at the Federal University of Amazonas, located in the Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil. Previous to working in Manaus, I worked at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. My main interests lie in patterns and processes that generate and maintain Neotropical biodiversity. I predominantly use molecular tools, and my interests go from conservation genetics to phylogenetics. My studies focus mainly on aquatic vertebrates, but are not restricted to them.

Jane M. Hughes

Professor, Griffith School of Environment, Australian Rivers Institute,Griffith University, Brisbane. Member of Editorial Boards of Heredity, Journal of Freshwater Science,Marine and Freshwater Research.

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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Benjamin H Letcher

Ben Letcher is a quantitative stream ecologist working at the interface of field studies and mathematical models of population and evolutionary dynamics. My group is combining information from long-term intensive studies of stream fish with extensive studies to develop broad scale models of population response to environmental change.

John Measey

Senior Researcher at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, University of Stellenbosch; Editor-in-Chief: African Journal of Herpetology; Associate Editor Salamandra; Associate Editor: BioInvasions Records; IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group Regional Chair for southern Africa; IUCN Red List Assessor (RLA) for African amphibians

Xavier Pochon

Senior Researcher and co-team leader of Environmental Technologies at the Cawthron Institute, New Zealand. Senior Lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Honorary Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

My research at the Cawthron Institute is highly applied to marine industries and focuses on the developement of High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) metabarcoding tools for biomonitoring diversity changes around operation sites.

At the University of Auckland, I combine 'real-world' and 'blue-sky' research applications. Projects are varied and include; i) metabarcoding Symbiodinium dinoflagellates in tropical foraminifera, corals and giant clams, ii) characterizing the diversity of benthic foraminifera in New Zealand using morphological and molecular approaches, iii) conducting phylogenetic analyses on tropical and temperate cyanobacteria, and iv) unvealing the diversity and dynamics of open-ocean plankton communities.

Marta I Sánchez

I’m a Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Doñana Biological Station (Spanish Council of Scientific Research, CSIC), Seville, Spain. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Functional Ecology and Evolution (CEFE-CNRS) and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), Montpellier, France. My research focuses on understanding the processes regulating aquatic ecosystem functioning. In particular I’m interested in the complex influence of waterbirds on wetland ecosystems via predation and dispersal of propagules, the role of trophically transmitted parasites (mainly those manipulating host behaviour) and biological invasions.

Jack A Stanford

Formerly Jessie M. Bierman Professor of Ecology and Director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station at the University of Montana; retired June 2016. Now Emeritus Professor. Research focus: ecology of large rivers and lakes. Recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Society for Freshwater Science and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for River Science. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. 220 books and professional papers published to date, mainly in limnology and salmon river ecosystem science.