Professor of General Biology, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina. Researcher at the CONICET, Tucuman, Argentina. Member of the Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical, UNT-CONICET, Argentina.
Dr. Alfonso Aguilar-Perera is Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico. He is a marine biologist focused on studying marine fish associated with coral reefs, in particular Groupers and Snappers, and more recently Lionfish, on the coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. He has also addressed the biological and ecological components of sea cucumbers, corals, and parasitic isopods of fishes.
Dr. Habib Ali (PhD in Agricultural Entomology and Insect Pest Control) currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.
In September 2012, he completed his graduation from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan with a specialization in Agricultural Entomology. In December 2018, he completed his Ph.D. from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), Fujian, China.
Dr. Ali is passionate about research work and has published various national and international research papers in high-impact journals. He is the author of various international research publications (accumulative impact factor is around 200) in well-reputed Journals (Frontiers in Microbiology, Molecular phylogenetic and Evolutions, Insects, Journal of Economic Entomology, Microbial Pathogenesis, etc.), and has 8 Book chapters publications. He also has experience in published books as a Principal Editor with Springer, Taylor and Francis, and IntechOpen Publisher.
Dr. Ali received Best International Student of the Year and the Best Thesis Award from the China Scholarship Council (CSC). Recently, he was nominated for World Scientist Index 2021 and awarded the Council of Asian Science Editorship. He also attended many international conferences/symposiums/workshops, educational and faculty training, and completed national and international research projects.
Moreover, he is working voluntarily as an editor and reviewer of national and international journals.
Dr. Ali research expertise are Agricultural entomology, molecular entomology, bee health and disease management, Crop pests, biological control of pests, microbial symbiosis, Wolbachia insect interaction, Bio-pesticides, Biocontrol agents, and Integrated Pest Management.
I received my PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology from the University College London (UCL) and the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK. I notably specialize in the study of taxonomy, anatomy, and phylogeny of Mesozoic turtles. My current work is mainly focussed on Late Jurassic turtles from Europe.
Since Oct. 2015, I am a Senior Lecturer at the JURASSICA Museum in Porrentruy, Switzerland.
Prof. Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage is Professor of Zoology at the University of Johannesburg. Her research group use fish parasites as sentinels for environmental degradation and describe the morphology and ecology of fish parasites. Prof. Avenant-Oldewage and her research group are currently focusing on Diplozoidae, Nematoda, Copepoda and Branchiura.
Dr. Paul Ayayee is an Assistant Professor of Biology within the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska. His research interests include Insect-gut microbe interactions, Insect physiology and microbial ecology
Research Professor at the Unidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales (Reef Systems Academic Unit) a campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México located in Puerto Morelos in the Mexican Caribbean. Her undergraduate education was at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia followed by her graduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA and a postdoctoral appointment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Maryland, USA.
Her research interests include the photobiology of phytoplankton, corals and coral reef dwelling-organisms as well as coral reproductive biology and ecology. Most recently, she has become involved in research on best practices for culturing coral species for use in restoration projects.
She is a topic editor for Coral Reefs, council member of the International Society for Reef Studies and serves on the scientific advisory boards for the Healthy Reefs Initiative and SECORE International and is on the steering committees of the Coral Restoration Consortium and the Meso-American Reef Restoration Group.
I received my bachelor degree (B.Sc) in animal science and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from The Hebrew University (Rehovot, Israel). I received my Ph.D. in bone biomechanics and my teaching certificate (biology teacher for high schools) from the Weizmann institute of Science. During my Ph.D. my research focused on the relation between trabecular bone structure and whole bone mechanical function. Next, I started a joint Postdoc position at Harvard University's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology (Cambridge, MA) and The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany). There, I did research on extinct hominins bipedal locomotion (Australopithecines) and its manifestation in the structure of the ankle's trabecular bone.
In 2012, I became a teaching fellow at Harvard University and later I accepted a lecturer position. I taught the labs for “Life Science 2” (anatomy and physiology) and my own course - “Bone Biology and Biomechanics”. In 2013, I accepted an Assistant Professor position at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC) and started to teach during Fall semester 2013. At Winthrop I taught “Human Anatomy” (lectures and labs), “The Biology of Bone” (lectures and labs), and other undergraduate and graduate courses (both for Biology and non-Biology majors). In January 2019 I accepted an Associate Professor of anatomy position at the College Of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Vet Biomedical Sciences at Long Island University (POST).
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; Executive Editor, Animal Behaviour 2006-2011; Editor, Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Human Sciences, Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour; Past Member of Council, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
I am a Lecturer at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada, where I teach a variety of biology and science communication courses. The central core of my research examines how anthropogenic landscapes and actions impact wildlife. Commonly my research examines how phenotypic change, triggered by urbanisation or biological invasion, may allow reptiles and amphibians the ability to meet the challenges of a human-dominated world.
I completed my BSc (Biology), GDip (Science Communication), and MSc (Biology) at Laurentian University. My MSc research examined: (1) the effectiveness of mitigation structures at reducing reptile road mortality while maintaining population connectivity and (2) developing techniques for evaluating chronic stress in reptiles relating to roads and traffic. I completed my PhD at Macquarie University, which examined how Australian Water Dragons were responding to anthropogenic habitats through urban-derived divergent phenotypes; testing behavioural, morphological, and physiology traits between urbanise and natural-living populations. I then when on to conduct postdoctoral research at Stellenbosch University in the Centre for Invasion Biology examining how biological invasion were impacting the behavioural, morphological, and physiology traits of Guttural Toads as they transition from native to invasive, and urban to natural habitats.
Dr. Brian Beatty is a comparative anatomist, paleobiologist at New York Institute of Technology. He is especially interested in convergent/unique evolution of aquatic amniotes to similar physiological constraints, as well as surface metrology and its relationship to underlying microstructure of bone, skin, and endothelia.