Advisory Board and Editors Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science

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Robert Arlinghaus

Professor of Integrative Fisheries Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. Robert works on fisheries as coupled social-ecological systems and recreational fisheries sustainability. He has received several awards, including the Award of Excellence in Fisheries Management by the American Fisheries Society, the Medal by The Fisheries Society of the British Isles and the Cultura Award by the Alfred-Töpfer-Foundation. Robert is heavily engaged in public outreach and transdisciplinary studies on emergent topics in fisheries sciences.

Björn Brembs

- Dr. rer. nat., Dept. Genetics and Neurobiology, Universität Würzburg, 2000
- PostDoc, Dept. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 2000-2003
- Independent Researcher, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003-2009
- Habilitation in Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
- Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2012
- Adjunct professor, Department of Genetics, Universität Leipzig, Apr-Sep. 2012
- Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg, 2012-present

Suchana Chavanich

Dr. Suchana Chavanich received her bachelor degree in Marine Science from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She then further pursued her master degree in Biology at Central Connecticut State University and her Ph.D. in Zoology at University of New Hampshire, USA. Later on, she was also certified as a scuba diving instructor.

Dr. Chavanich has a broad base of ecological research interests that involve the study of nearshore species from tropical to polar regions. In addition, her research focuses on conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems particular on coral reefs. Currently, Dr. Chavanich is also the Project Leader of Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in the Western Pacific under the UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific.

In Thailand, additional to her research work, Dr. Chavanich is considered to be Thailand’s first female scientist to go to Antarctica and Thailand’s first female scientist to go diving in Antarctica. Her research work on Antarctica has inspired Thai and young people. Thus, in 2013, she was selected to be one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in Thailand, and in 2015 as one of 17 Asia Power Women of Inspiration, selected by Her World Magazine. Because of her work, Dr. Chavanich has received several awards, for example, UNESCO-IOC/WESTPAC Outstanding Scientist Award and UNESCO-L’OREAL For Women in Science Award in Thailand.

Luis E.C. Conceição

Senior Research at Sparos Lda. PhD and MSc Course in Aquaculture by the Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Licenciatura in Aquatic Sciences by ICBAS, University of Porto, Portugal. Reviewer of several Journals int the fields of Aquaculture, Aquaticic Sciences and Nutrition.Coordinator of several national projects and of the EC-FP6 project SEACASE.
Vice-chair of COST Action Larvanet.

Sofia Consuegra

PhD Biology (Cantabria, 2002)
PDRA ZSL London (2002-2004)
Research Fellow St Andrews (2004-2005)
Maternity break (2005-2007)
Lecturer Aberystwyth University (2008-2013)
Senior Lecturer at Swansea University (since Nov 2013)
FSB, FHEA

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000.

Abigail Elizur

Prof. Abigail Elizur has joined the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2004, and previously worked at the Queensland Department of Primary Industries where she held a Principal Fisheries Biologist position at the Bribie Island Research Centre since 1999. Prior to that Elizur has been heading the Fish Reproduction Department at the National Center for Mariculture, in Eilat, Israel (1990-1999). Before entering the world of aquaculture, Elizur worked on Drosophila developmental genetics (Post Doctoral position, Adelaide University, 1989-1990, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Canberra, 9787-1988), and sheep blow fly genetics (PhD student, ANU, 1984-1987). She has done her MSc also at ANU, and her undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she majored in Biology.

Prof. Elizur’s major research is focused on the application of biotechnology to aquaculture.

María Ángeles Esteban

Professor of Cell Biology in the Cell Biology & Histology Department, Faculty of Biology, Murcia University. She belongs to the research team of "Fish Innate Immune system" working on fish species of interest for aquaculture. She has been Vice-chancellor of the University of Murcia.

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).

Dany Garant

Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biology at Université de Sherbrooke. Associate editor of Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources.

Mark Hixon

Professor and Sidney & Erica Hsiao Endowed Chair in Marine Biology, Department of Biology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Research expertise: marine ecology and conservation biology, especially regarding temperate and tropical reefs and fishes. Fulbright Senior Scholar. Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. International Society for Reef Studies Fellow. Past Chair, U.S. Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. Past Chair, U.S. National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Advisory Committee. Past President, Western Society of Naturalists. Editorial boards: Coastal Management, Coral Reefs (past), Ecology, Ecological Monographs, PeerJ. ISI Citation Index recognition as most cited scientific author on coral reef ecology in Northern and Western Hemispheres (1994-2004).