Advisory Board and Editors Ecosystem Science

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.

Robert Costanza

Professor and Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Editor in Chief, Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org). Senior Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden; Senior Fellow, National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC; Affiliate Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont; deTao Master of Ecological Economics, deTao Masters Academy, Shanghai China

Gwilym M Davies

I am Assistant Professor of Soil and Plant Community Restoration in OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. My research focuses on developing methods for the restoration and management of ecosystem properties and functions including vegetation community composition, habitat structure, fire regimes and carbon and nutrient cycling. Current research sites include temperate, semi-arid and tropical ecosystems.

Natasha de Vere

Head of Conservation and Research at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University.

Vincent Gauci

Head of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems. Director of the NERC Methane Network 'MethaneNet' . Specialises in aspects of ecosystem science and biogeochemistry relating to biosphere atmosphere exchange.

Leon G Higley

I received a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1980, an M.S. (entomology) in 1984, and a Ph.D. (entomology/crop production and physiology) from Iowa State University in 1988. My research focuses on insect ecology (esp ecophys) across basic and applied areas. Active work includes forensic science (decompositional ecology and blow fly physiological ecology), conservation biology, plant-insect interactions (esp. photosynthesis and insect injury) and pest management theory.

Michael A. Huston

Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University - San Marcos, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. Formerly a Senior Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PhD University of Michigan 1982. My research has focused on understanding the causes of spatial and temporal variation in species diversity, primarily of plants, but also of animals, in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine systems.

Paul C Jepson

The Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University and Professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, State IPM Coordinator for Oregon and Associate Director of the Western IPM Center. Leads an international research and extension program in agriculture, leading to a sustainable intensification of production that contributes to food security.

Lian Pin Koh

Lian Pin is Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is a tropical ecologist by training. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (2008), where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in Southeast Asia. Since then, his research has focused on key scientific and policy issues concerning tropical deforestation and its impacts on carbon emissions, biodiversity and people.

Simon A. Levin

George M. Moffett Prof. of Biology at Princeton & the Director of the Center for BioComplexity. Past Chair of the Board of the Beijer Inst. of Ecological Economics, past President of the Ecological Society of America, past President of the Society for Mathematical Biology, past Chair of the Council of IIASA, and past Co-Chair of the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute. Awards include the A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, and the Margalef Prize

Jay F Levine

Dr. Levine, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health joined the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.

His research work, initially focused on arthropod-borne diseases and in particular Lyme disease. Dr. Levine has also coordinated studies focused on shellfish safety, marine finfish, numerous veterinary health problems in companion animals, and ecosystem health. The work of the AECL focuses on some of the most imperiled animals on the planet, freshwater mussels and snails. Dr. Levine, his staff and students have been working to further our understanding of these freshwater invertebrates, develop new diagnostic techniques for studying their health and refining techniques that support their conservation and their captive propagation for the augmentation of remaining populations.

Hugh Possingham

Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Ecology. Director of The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. Director of The National Environment Research Program hub for Environmental Decisions