Advisory Board and Editors Population Biology

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Elizabeth A Archie

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Associate Director of the Amboseli Baboon Research Project in Kenya. Elizabeth Archie received her PhD from Duke University. She was an undergraduate at Bowdoin College.

The goal of our research is to understand the evolutionary costs and benefits of social relationships, especially how these evolutionary consequences pertain to individual health, disease risk, and survival.

Our research follows two main strands:

* How do social organization and behavior influence the spread of infectious organisms, including bacteria and parasites?
* How does an individual’s social context influence their physiology, immune responses, and life span?

Barry W Brook

Barry Brook, a conservation biologist and modeller, is an ARC Australian Laureate Professor and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. Leader of the Dynamics of Eco-evolutionary Patterns (DEEP) research group and the UTAS node of CABAH, Barry is a highly cited scientist, having published three books, over 350 refereed papers, and many popular articles. His awards include the 2006 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Medal, the 2010 Community Science Educator of the Year and 2013 Scopus Researcher of the Year. He focuses on global change biology, ecological dynamics, paleoenvironments, energy systems, and statistical-simulation models.

Andrew W Byrne

Veterinary epidemiologist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, UK, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Anne Kuhn

Anne Kuhn holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island, and has expertise in the field of spatial statistics and developing approaches for evaluating the relative risks from chemical and non-chemical stressors on spatially structured populations of wildlife species across. Anne develops and evaluates watershed indicators to reflect and predict aquatic condition in lakes, streams and estuaries. Her current research involves evaluating key intrinsic factors controlling watershed physical processes and connectivity, and quantifying watershed-level stressors (e.g., land use, stable isotopes of nitrogen and carbon, nutrient loads, climate change, etc.) that influence the condition and integrity of water bodies within watersheds.

Pedro G. Lino

Fisheries biologist specializing in marine ecology. Spatial ecology of fish using tagging (conventional, electronic and satellite) and GIS.

Previously at Coastal Fisheries Research Group, CCMar, University of the Algarve

Julien GA Martin

I am generally interested in understanding the causes of variation in life history traits in wild populations, with particular on the causes and consequences of within-individual variation in life history. The focus of my research is the evolutionary ecology of reproductive strategies and understanding the impact of environmental variation on adaptation and evolution of traits.

Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
2013-2015 Marie-Curie Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
2010-2012 Postdoctoral fellow, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2006-2010 PhD University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Jan Schipper

Director of Field Conservation Research Department at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo. Adjunct/Affiliate Professor, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO), School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Co-Cair, Small Carnivore Specialist Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission.

Lisa Schwanz

Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology at University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Ph.D. University of New Mexico, USA. Expertise in evolutionary and behavioural ecology, with topics of interest that include phenotypic plasticity, vertebrate ecology, thermal biology, response to climate change, and ecophysiology.