Advisory Board and Editors Ecosystem Science

PeerJ Factsheet
A one-page PDF to help when considering journal options with co-authors
Download Factsheet
I told my colleagues that PeerJ is a journal where they need to publish if they want their paper to be published quickly and with the strict peer review expected from a good journal.
Sohath Vanegas,
PeerJ Author
View author feedback

Scott Ferrenberg

I am a terrestrial population, community, and ecosystem ecologist interested in understanding how global change pressures influence biotic populations and community states, and how potential shifts in trait and/or species distributions will affect ecological functioning in arid, semiarid, and subalpine ecosystems. I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University where I am the PI of the Global Change Ecology Lab (GCEL).

Tessa B Francis

Tessa Francis is the Lead Ecosystem Ecologist at the Puget Sound Institute, and the Managing Director of the Ocean Modeling Forum. Tessa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley; a B.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington; and a Ph.D. in Zoology and Urban Ecology from the University of Washington.

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.

Mark O. Gessner

Mark O. Gessner is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist with a particular interest in the functioning and biodiversity of lakes, streams and wetlands and how global environmental change affects these ecosystems. He has published widely in this field. Currently Mark Gessner holds a professorship in Applied Aquatic Science at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) and serves as department head at Germany’s Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). IGB is devoted to providing the fundamental knowledge needed to meet the challenges faced by inland waters and human societies in a rapidly changing world. Previous legs on his career path include the University of Kiel in Germany; Eawag/ETH Zurich in Switzerland; a research lab of the CNRS in France, where he completed his doctoral studies; Trent University in Ontario, Canada, as exchange student; and Stanford University in California, USA, as a sabbatical visitor.

Paolo Giordani

Associate Professor of Botany in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa.

My current research interests focus on the study of lichen ecology and biology. Research topics include the effects on sensitive organisms of anthropogenic disturbances, e.g. air pollution, forest management, fires, pastures, and climate change. I was in charge of developing European standard protocols on lichen biomonitoring of air quality.

Miquel A Gonzalez-Meler

Professor and director of undergraduate studies at the department of Biology at the university of Illinois at Chicago. Studies the interactions between ecosystems and environmental factors in a changing climate. Major tools are ecosystem manipulations (changes in temperature, precipitation, CO2) and isotopes to understand the effects and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and climate and how those affect humans.

Peter T. Harris

I am a marine geoscientist with interests in ecology, palaeoenvironments, oceanography and management. From 1986-94 I worked at Sydney University as a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer conducting ARC-funded research on tidal systems, particularly the Fly River delta in Torres Strait. In 1994, I accepted a position with Geoscience Australia to lead the Palaeo-environment Program at the Antarctic CRC in Hobart Tasmania. I conducted research on the Holocene sedimentary record of Antarctic bottom water formation and ice sheet advance/retreat. In July, 2003 I was appointed Group Leader for Geoscience Australia’s Marine & Coastal Environment Group, with programs in maritime boundaries (Law of the Sea), coastal geochemistry, OzCoasts web delivery of coastal science for managers, seabed mapping and characterisation, marine biodiversity and Antarctic research. In September, 2014, I was appointed Managing Director of GRID-Arendal in Arendal, Norway, working closely with UN-Environment in Nairobi to develop projects to support developing countries with solving their environmental problems.

Emily Hollister

Situated at the interface of microbial ecology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, my research group is dedicated to the study of the structure and function of mixed microbial communities. Our work includes the study of the human microbiome and microbiome-environment interactions, as well as the development and improvement of bioinformatics approaches for microbiome analysis. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and serve as the Director of Microbial Ecology for the Texas Children's Microbiome Center at Texas Children's Hospital.

Julie A Hope

Research fellow at the University of Auckland, NZ working on the effects of various anthropogenic stressors on soft sediment benthic ecosystem function.

Cho-ying Huang

Cho-ying Huang is a professor in the Department of Geography at National Taiwan University. His research interests include global ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry and remote sensing of the environment.

Michael A Jenkins

I am a Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. Previously, I was a vegetation ecologist with the National Park Service for ten years. My research focuses on the effects of disturbance and invasive species on forests ecosystems. My scale of focus ranges from the population to the landscape scale and I work with data from both long-term plot networks and field experiments.

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.