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Magnus L Johnson

I am a marine scientist with eclectic interests including crustacean biology and fisheries, fisheries management generally, krill swimming behaviour, cleaner fish, diver interactions with reefs, the relationship of marine commensals and their hosts and the eyes of shrimps. I work in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull where I am the Director of Postgraduate Taught courses (MScs). I am a member of the UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee.

David W Johnston

Dave Johnston is a biological oceanographer and marine conservation ecologist whose research focuses on the habitat needs of marine vertebrates in relation to pressing conservation issues.

Jean-Lou Justine

Professor of parasitology at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

A specialist of systematics of monogeneans and certain parasitic nematodes, also interested in parasite biodiversity in coral reef fish, phylogeny of Platyhelminthes and Nematodes, and land planarians. Curator of the collections of parasitic worms of the MNHN.

Former Editor of “Zoosystema” and “Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle”. Currently Editor of “Parasite”, an open-access journal.

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Sadasivam J. Kaushik

Past Director of research at INRA (National Institute for Agriculture Research), France. Founder director of Fish Nutrition Laboratory and Station d'Hydrobiology Research Station. Editorial boards of several journals including British Journal of Nutrition, Aquaculture, Aquaculture Research, Aquaculture Nutrition, Aquatic Living Resources, Board member of several academic and professional bodies. European Aquaculture society (Past-President). Coordinator of several EU research projects. Currently European Research Area (ERA) Chair, Ecoaqua, ULPGC, Spain.

Linda W Kelly

I received my doctorate in 2013 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. I joined the Dept of Biology at San Diego State University as an Adjunct Research Professor in 2014. My research focuses on understanding changes in coastal marine microbial communities in response to environmental perturbations. Most of my research thus far has focused on coral associated microbes. Specifically, I use metagenomics to identify the taxonomic distribution and functional capacity of microbial communities in marine ecosystems that are subjected to varying nutrient availability, anthropogenic stressors, and comprising different benthic compositions.

Gary M King

Professor of microbial biology with extensive experience in numerous aspects of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and ecophysiology. Elected fellow American Academy of Microbiology

Research interests include:

*Benthic marine biogeochemistry and animal-microbe interactions
* Biology, phylogeny and ecology of marine acorn worms (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta)
* Role of microorganisms in the dynamics of atmospheric trace gases (methane, carbon monoxide)
* Plant-microbe interactions, carbon cycling, trace gases in marine & freshwater ecosystems
* Microbial ecology of soils and community dynamics in volcanic soils
* Structure and function of lithotrophic bacterial communities
* Microbiology, physiology and ecology of aerobic CO-oxidizing bacteria

Sergey K. Konovalov

Director of Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015. Previously, Head of Department of Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (2009-2015), Leading Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (2002-2009), Senior Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (1992-2002), Senior Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, State Committee of Meteorology of USSR (1990-1992), Researcher, Chemical Department, Moscow State University (1986-1990). Fellow Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2009. Fellow Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences since 2016.

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?
- What is the role of spatial/temporal structure in regulating the community’s stability?
- How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?
- What is the the diversity and function of gut microbiota and microbiomes of aquatic animals
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Tomohiro Kuwae

Head of the Coastal and Estuarine Environment Research Group, Port and Airport Research Institute. My research interests include biogeochemical cycling in shallow coastal waters, nutrient and oxygen fluxes across the sediment-water interface, nutrient and oxygen dynamics in sediments, analysis of foodwebs using carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios, CO2 sequestration and carbon storage by shallow coastal ecosystems, feeding ecology and foraging behaviour of shorebirds, conservation, restoration, and creation of intertidal flat ecosystems, development stage of created intertidal flat ecosystems, dynamics of benthic microbes, macroinvertebrates, and shorebirds in created intertidal flat ecosystems, and response of created intertidal flat ecosystems to varying environmental conditions

Bill P Leggat

I was awarded my PhD from James Cook University in 2001 where my research project focussed on photosynthesis and bleaching in the symbiotic giant clam Tridacna gigas. I then moved to the University of Queensland where I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Marine Studies in the laboratory of Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg. In 2007 I returned to James Cook Univeristy as a Lecturer in the discpline of Biochemistry, I am now a Associate Professor and head of the Symbiosis Genomics Research Group and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The overarching aim of my research is to link transcriptomic and metabolomic changes to whole organism responses and acclimation. My research utilises genomic and metabolomic techniques to determine how the coral holobiont responds to anthropogenic changes, including increasing temperatures, ocean acidification and eutrophication.

Kenneth M. Y. Leung

Kenneth Leung is Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology at the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences, in the University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, principally related to ecology, pollution, ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment in aquatic ecosystems. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Marine Parks Committee and Marine Mammal Conservation Working Group, and as a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment and Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene. Owing to his professional achievements and dedicated community services, he was selected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in 2010.

Jürg Luterbacher

Prof. Jürg Luterbacher, swiss citizen, is Chair for Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change at the University of Giessen and Visiting Professor with the Chinese Academy of Science in China and Guest Professor at the University of Bern. He received his PhD in climate sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He has vast experience in global climate change issues and weather/climate extremes relevant for society, economy and ecology. He is also an expert in palaeoclimatology and a lead author in the IPCC 5th assessment report chapter 5 “Information from Paleoclimate Archives”. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, including Science and Nature, an h-index of 53 (ISI Web of Science) and more than 10500 citations. He was twice highly cited researcher in Geosciences (Thomson Reuters).