Topical Advisory Panel

Topical Advisory Panel Members (130)

Dr. Anne-Claire Fabre
The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Interests: functional morphology; shape evolution; ecomorphology; diversification; functional and behavioural inference
Department of Biomolecular Sciences (DiSB), University of Urbino, Via Cà Le Suore, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Interests: meiofauna; nematoda; taxonomy; benthic biodiversity; pollution; ecological quality assessment
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Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, AGHYLE, Beauvais, France
Interests: functional ecology of plant-soil interactions; plant functional traits; agroecology; ecological engineering; nutrients; trace metals; sustainable soil management
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: ciliates; Parameciu; protists; symbiosis; bacterial symbionts; microbiomes; mating types; speciation mechanisms; the species concept
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A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS, Sevastopol, Russia
Interests: protists; ciliates; systematics; phylogeny; evolution; ecology
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Department of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Interests: prokaryotic and eukaryotic symbionts of ciliates; microbial ecology; adaptation; evolution; intracellular bacteria; Paramecium; Rickettsia; Holospora; Caedibacter; Megaira
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University of Bologna, Via Sant'Alberto 163, 48123 Ravenna, Italy
Interests: marine biodiversity conservation; population genetic and genomics; marine invertebrates ecology; environmental DNA
Mammal Research Institute, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa
Interests: behavioural endocrinology in mammals, reptiles, and birds; address proximate and ultimate questions concerning regulative endocrine mechanisms with links to animal conservation, climate change, human–wildlife conflict, land transformation, and urbanisation
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Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: evolution; meiofauna; Annelida; nervous system; extreme habitats; morphology; transcriptomics
Dr. Pille Gerhold
Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Interests: phylogenetic diversity; macroecology; biogeography; plant community ecology; plant-insect interactions; biodiversity; eco-evolutionary approaches evolutionary; ecology
Dr. Flor Edith Acevedo
Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 651 Cemetery Rd, North East, PA 16428, USA
Interests: molecular and chemical ecology of insect plant interactions and associated symbionts; basic and applied chemical ecology; insect biology and ecology; insect sensory biology and host plant selection mechanisms; enhancement of host plant resistance to biotic stresses; biological control and insect pest management
Dr. Katarzyna Grzelak
Marine Ecology Department, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
Interests: ecology of meiofauna; taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of free-living marine Nematoda and Arctic Kinorhyncha
Dr. Helena Adão
MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, School of Sciences and Technology, University of Évora, c/o NemaLab, Apartado 94, 7002-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: estuarine and marine ecology; ecology of meiobenthos and nematodes assemblages of the estuarine and deep sea sediments; ecological indicators and food webs
Bioversity International, Rome, Italy
Interests: forest and landscape restoration; Theobroma cacao genetic resources; Bertholletia excelsa ecology; GIS; species suitability modeling; inter- and intra-specific spatial diversity analysis; ethnobotany
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Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Interests: marine alien species; structural and functional marine biodiversity; conservation biology; marine biocostructions; marine fouling; marine invertebrate rearing
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Ferretti
Dipartimento di Scienze Della Vita, Università di Siena, Siena, Italy
Interests: behavioural ecology; management and conservation of large vertebrates
1. Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Institute of Sanitary Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
3. Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jozef Štefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: microbial evolution and diversity; bioinformatics and applied statistics; systems biology, systems medicine; high performance computing; metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics; metagenome assembled genomes; human microbiome in exercise and IBD; anaerobic ecosystems; genome taxonomy database; scientific software containerization into singularity
Laboratory for Biology of Algae, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: microalgae and cyanobacteria taxonomy and systematics; aquatic phototrophic biofilms; electron and confocal microscopy; harmful cyanobacteria and microalgae; ecophysiology of benthic and planktic microalgae and cyanobacteria in culture and nature; cyanobacterial and microalgal biomass application; microcosms; microalgae-based nanotechnology and drug discovery
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Botanical Garden, University of Padova, 35123 Padova, Italy
Interests: flora; habitat conservation; Natura 2000; phytosociology; plant communities; riparian vegetation; IAS
1. Swire Institute of Marine Science, Division for Ecology and Biodiversity, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, China
2. MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Av. Nossa Senhora do Cabo, 939, 2750-374 Cascais, Portugal
Interests: behavioral ecology; neurogenomics; biogeography; evolution; physiology
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