Advisory Board and Editors Mycology

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Anthony S Amend

Assistant Professor in the department of Botany, and faculty in the Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Robert G. Björk

I am an ecologist with interest in the coupling between biodiversity and ecosystem processes. My research interests span from plant community dynamics to greenhouse gas fluxes, and particularly on the herbivory-plant-soil(-snow) interactions and linkages in the rhizosphere between ecosystem structure (including plants, mycorrhizal fungi and soil microbes) and functioning. A main objective of my work is to increase our understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems (mostly tundra) will respond to, and affect, climate change.

Dee A. Carter

Professor in Microbiology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. Member of the Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Alex T Ford

Alex completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (1996) at the University of Plymouth (England, UK) before embarking on a masters in Environmental Biology at Swansea University (Wales, 1997). After spending several years working as a marine benthic ecologist and taxonomist he undertook a PhD in Invertebrate Physiology and Ecotoxicology at Napier University Edinburgh (Scotland, 2001-2004). Between 2004 and 2008 he continued to be based in Scotland working as a Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecotoxicology before moving south to the University of Portsmouth (England) where he is now a Professor of Biology. His expertise lies mainly in invertebrate biology, ecology and ecotoxicology.

He is currently course leader for an MSc entitled Applied Aquatic Biology and unit leader for courses on: Ecotoxicology and Pollution; Science and the Media; Marine Ecophysiology and Marine & Terrestrial Ecology.

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 and acting director 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 were at the University of Kiel, in Switzerland (Eawag/ETH Zurich), France (CNRS as a doctoral student), Canada (Trent University as exchange student) and the USA (Stanford University as a sabbatical visitor).

Paolo Giordani

Assistant Professor 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.

Erica M Goss

Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida. Research focuses on the origins, evolution, population structure, and migration of plant pathogens. Recognized as by the American Phytopathological Society as one of the discipline’s "faces of the future" in 2013.

Niklaus J Grünwald

Research Plant Pathologist at the Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (USDA ARS). Interested in epidemiology, genetics and evolution of exotic and reemerging plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora.

Joseph Heitman

James B. Duke Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University. Associate editor PLOS Genetics, Genetics, PLOS Pathogens, Current Genetics, Fungal Genetics & Biology. Editorial board PLOS Biology, Current Biology, Virulence, Cell Host & Microbe. Recipient of 2003 Squibb IDSA Award and 2002 AMGEN ASBMB Award, fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of America Physicians, and ASCI.

Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco

Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at The Pennsylvania State University. Ph.D. in Crop Protection (2001) from the University of Córdoba, Spain. M. Eng. in Agricultural Sciences and Engineering (1997)

Research interests: population genetics, phylogenetics, population biology of plant-associated microorganisms,ecology of soilborne fungi (Verticillium dahliae and Fusarium oxysporum), emergence and evolution of plant pathogenicity and virulence.

Nancy P. Keller

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology/Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, Editor of Fungal Biology and Genetics, American Phytopathological Society Fellow and American Academy of Microbiology Fellow