Advisory Board and Editors Marine Biology

Céline Audet

Céline Audet is researcher at the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski. Ecophysiologist, she was involved in numerous research projects in marine biology, aquaculture, or fisheries, She also worked in numerous organisations that aimed improving communication among universities, governments and industry. She was President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada in 2012-2013 and she served on the board of the Aquaculture Association of Canada and the Canadian Society of Zoologists. Since 2006, she is chair of a research network, Ressources aquatiques Québec, which intends to support the development of aquaculture and fisheries.

Amanda E Bates

The global redistribution of species is leading to large-scale community change. Gaining a process-based understanding for what factors create species and community resilience under environmental variability is an important research objective for our time. My research aims to address this theme by linking physiological thresholds of organisms to the environment they experience to quantify changes in species distributions, the outcome of species interactions, and community patterns. My approach is to link spatial and temporal trends in abiotic variables at biologically relevant scales using standardized experimental protocols, complementary laboratory and field approaches, meta-analytic approaches, and modern statistical tools.

P. Dee Boersma

Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Prof. of Biology, University of Washington, Director for Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels and the Wildlife Conservation Society Magellanic Penguin Project, and Adjunct Curator of Ornithology, Burke Museum. Recipient of 2012 Ocean Conservation Award Aquarium of the Pacific, 2010 Nature Conservancy of Washington Environmental Hero, 2009 Annual Heinz Award for the Environment. Former President of the Society of Conservation Biology.

John F Bruno

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. John earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in disease ecology. He is currently working primarily in Belize, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands.

Rita Castilho

Assistant Professor of Evolution and Marine Biogeography at the University of Algarve and researcher at the Center for Marine Sciences.

My research is principally question-driven, instead of model driven and I am interested primarily in understanding evolutionary principles. Therefore I am not confined to a particular type of organism, habitat or region.

Tim M Collins

Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Director of FIU DNA Core facility. Past Program Director for NSF Division of Environmental Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity Cluster.

Research interests include: Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Biogeography, and Phylogeography: Rates, patterns, and mechanisms of molecular evolution , including nucleotide sequence evolution and mitochondrial gene order change, and consequences for phylogenetic reconstruction and reconstruction of ancestral states. Integration of molecular data with paleontological and morphological data. Using phylogenies to address biological questions.

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland, Society for management of electronic biodiversity data, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Scientific Committee on Ocean Research, DIVERSITAS, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000, journal Biological Conservation.

Donatella de Pascale

Mainly involved in the discovery of new bioactive compounds from Antarctic and Arctic bacteria. Also working on on Antarctic psychrophilic microorganisms with potential biotechnological applications, and the dissection of the virulence determinants of some human pathogens by the use of non-vertebrate host model, like Caenorhabtidis elegans.

Maria Dornelas

I am MASTS lecturer at the University of St Andrews. My research focuses on quantifying biodiversity and understanding the processes that shape it. I combine ecological theory, synthesis of existing data, and fieldwork in my research, and most of the research questions I’m interested in fall under the disciplines of community ecology, macroecology and biogeography.

Jorge MO Fernandes

Professor in Genomics and Molecular Biology. My main research interests are antimicrobial peptides, microRNAs and the epigenetic regulation of myogenic gene networks by environmental factors, such as temperature and photoperiod. Recipient of the “outstanding young investigator award” from the Research Council of Norway in 2008. Founder of the Genomics in Aquaculture biennial symposium. Academic editor of Marine Genomics, Fisheries Science and Acta Histochemica.

Andrew E. Fidler

Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in the general field of adaptive evolutionary genetics (and epigenetics) of free-living, ‘non-model’ animals. However, the contexts in which these interests are explored vary widely – from the timing of godwit migration through to adaptive molecular evolution of tunicates (sea squirts).

Alex T Ford

Professor of Biology based at the University of Portsmouth (UK) since 2008. Expertise in Marine Biology, Invertebrate Physiology, Parasitology and Ecotoxicology.