Advisory Board and Editors Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science

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.

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

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)

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.

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).

Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho

Associate professor at Paraíba Federal University, NE Brazil. Research interests include marine biology, coral reefs, ecology, conservation, biodiversity, fisheries

Kristin Hamre

Senior scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway working in fish nutrition and developmental biology. National representative in the MC of the COST action, Larvanet, and leader of a number of research projects.

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).