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John M Ringo

Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Maine. Past Associate Editor, Behavior Genetics and past Associate Editor, Evolution.

Jennifer Rodger

Associate Professor and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. BScHons in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, PhD in Molecular Neuroscience at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, France. She currently leads a research team investigating mechanisms of brain plasticity. Her most recent work focuses on the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to promote morphological and functional repair of injured and abnormal brain circuits and restore normal behaviour.

Lesley J Rogers

Lesley J. Rogers is Emeritus Professor, Centre for Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour, University of New England, and Honorary Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, she has made outstanding contributions to understanding of brain development and behaviour, including discovery of lateralization in the avian forebrain. Her publications include 14 books and well over 200 scientific papers and book chapters.

Lee A Rollins

I am broadly interested in the molecular ecology of invasive species, conservation genetics, avian behaviour, the genetics of social systems and how genes behave at a population level. Much of my work has focused on the role of dispersal in range expansions and the use of genetic analyses to understand contemporary population dynamics including rates of exchange between genetically separated populations. I am now investigating genes important to dispersal in order to examine the role of genetics in range expansion of invasive species.

James J Roper

I am interested in population dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates. To understand these dynamics, I use a combination of field data (usually with birds) and simulations. I am particularly interested in life histories of tropical and subtropical birds.

Nicola Saino

Full Professor of Ecology at the Department of Bioscicences of the University of Milan. Director of the PhD course of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

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.

Maria R. Servedio

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Council member for the Society for the Study of Evolution. Member of the Operations Committee for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Recipient of the Young Investigators Award from the American Society of Naturalists.

Stefan Steiniger

Stefan Steiniger is currently in charge of the spatial data infrastructure/observatory of the Chilean Centre for Urban Sustainable Development (CEDEUS). With a background in automated cartography and geo-visualization he has a wide interest in free & open source GIS tools and their applications in diverse fields including cartography, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, urban planning, and transportation. His latest research focuses on (i) developing tools for e-participation in planning and (ii) exploring new data sources as base for the calculation of sustainable city indicators to inform urban planning.

Luca Tommasi

I am an experimental psychologist and professor of psychobiology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Chieti, Italy. My research is currently focused on human perception, emotion and memory, with a slant on hemispheric and behavioural lateralization, and a comparative perspective. I earned a PhD in Psychology from University of Padua, and was a postdoctoral fellow at CNRS in Marseille, and at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg.

Piotr Tryjanowski

Professor of Biology and Director of the Institute of Zoology PULS. Previously at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan.

Research interests: behavioural ecology, climate impact, farmland birds, urban ecology.

Giorgio Vallortigara

Giorgio Vallortigara is Professor of Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento, Italy, and he has been an Adjunct Professor at the School of Biological, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the University of New England, Australia.
He is the author of over 250 scientific papers (with more than 11900 citations overall; h-index: 53 Scopus; 62 Google Scholar), most in the area of animal cognition and comparative neuroscience. He discovered the first evidence of functional brain asymmetry in the so-called “lower” vertebrate species (fish, amphibians); he also worked on comparative cognition, in particular on visual perception of biological motion, and spatial and number cognition. He served in the editorial boards of several cognitive science and neuroscience journals, he is co-editor of the journal “Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Body and Cognition” and has been the recipient of several awards.
His major research interest is the study of cognition in a comparative and evolutionary perspective, with particular reference to the mechanisms underlying the use of geometry in spatial navigation and the origins of number and object cognition in the animal brain. He also studied extensively the evolution of the asymmetry of the brain.