ESR Editorial Board

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Otto Kinne



Brendan J. Godley

Marine Turtle Research Group, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, TR10 9EZ, UK




Christine Paetzold




John Austin



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Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse


Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Queretaro, QRO 76140, Mexico

Genetic and molecular components affecting immune response of natural populations; influence of anthropogenic environmental change


Hans Juergen Boehmer


University of the South Pacific (USP), Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment, School of Geography, Earth Science & Environment (SGESE), Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji Islands

Plants, Vegetation Dynamics, Disturbance Ecology, Biological Invasions


Luigi Boitani


Dept. Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Viale Università 32, 00185-Roma, Italy

Carnivores; distribution modelling and conservation planning


Mike Bruford


School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Conservation Genetics, Ex-situ Conservation, Reintroductions and Population Modelling


Nils Bunnefeld


School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

Social-ecologcial systems modelling, human decision making in conservation, movement ecology, monitoring


Ana Cañadas


ALNILAM Research and Conservation Ltd, Cándamo 116. La Berzosa, 28240 Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, Spain

Cetaceans: abundance, habitat use, ecology, conservation


Paolo Casale


Ethology Unit, Dept. of Biology, University of Pisa, Via A. Volta 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Marine turtle biology and conservation


Louise Chilvers


Oiled Wildlife Response, Wildbase, Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Foraging and population ecology of marine mammals


Steven J. Cooke


Department of Biology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada

Fish ecology, conservation physiology, biotelemetry


Jaume Forcada


British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK

Marine Mammalogy, Population Biology, demography, population dynamics, population modelling, survey methods, abundance estimation, line transect sampling, mark-recapture,  molecular ecology


Austin Gallagher


Beneath the Waves, Herndon, VA 20172, USA

Shark behavior and physiology, conservation physiology of aquatic species, biologging


Eric Gilman


Hawaii Pacific University, College of Natural Sciences, 3661 Loulu Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA

Marine fisheries science and governance, ecosystem-level effects of marine capture fisheries, gear technology mitigation of fisheries bycatch, mangrove ecosystem responses to climate change and adaptation options


Matthew Godfrey


Wildlife Resource Commision, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

Behaviour, physiology and conservation


Simon Goldsworthy


South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI), West Beach, SA 5022, Australia

Foraging and population ecology of marine mammals and seabirds


Mark Hamann


School of Tropical Environmental Studies & Geography, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

Marine and freshwater turtle reproductive biology, physiology, ecology, conservation and management


Robert G. Harcourt


Graduate School of the Environment, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

Marine mammal and shark ecology


Matt Hayward


School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Deiniol Rd., Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, UK

Large terrestrial vertebrates, predation, Carnivora, marsupials, reintroduction


Sandra Hochscheid


Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Section Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy

Sea turtle biology and conservation; husbandry and welfare of marine animals


Sascha K. Hooker


Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews, UK

Mammals - Marine


Uwe Krumme


Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute (TI), Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Alter Hafen Süd 2, 18069 Rostock, Germany

Estuarine fishes, mangrove ecology


Rebecca Lewison


Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Fisheries Bycatch


David Lusseau


Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK

Mechanisms and consequences of behavioural decisions; statistical, mathematical and computer modelling; socioecological systems; behavioural ecology; conservation behaviour


Michael Mahony


Faculty of Science and Information Technology, School of Environmental and Life Sciences,

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia



Helene Marsh


School of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

Sirenians and Wider Tropical Marine Conservation


Eduardo Martins


Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9, Canada

Fish ecology and conservation; movement and migration ecology, causes and consequences of intrapopulation variation in behaviour and survival, population dynamics, thermal ecology, climate change effects


Clive R. McMahon


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia

Vertebrates, Antarctica, climate change, demography


Anna I. Nekaris


Department of Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK

Mammals-Conservation, population monitoring, reintroduction, pet trade


Michael Noad


School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland – Gatton campus, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia

Bioacoustics and behavioral ecology of marine mammals


Paul A. Racey


Chapel Cottage, Prazegooth Lane, Cadgwith, Ruan Minor, Helston TR12 7LA, UK

Bats, Madagascar


J. Michael Reed


Department of Biology, Tufts Univesity, Medford, MA 02155, USA

Population viability, birds, behavior, management


David Richardson


Centre for Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Conservation genetics, behavioural ecology, host-pathogen interactions, translocations, birds


Stephen Rossiter


School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS, London, UK

Bats, Conservation Genetics


Jeffrey A. Seminoff


Southwest Fisheries Science Center NOAA, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Marine turtle biology and conservation


Kartik Shanker


Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Community ecology, biogeography, diversity and distributions, marine turtle biology and conservation


Les G. Underhill


Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

Seabirds, demography


Abi Tamim Vanak


Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore 560064, India

Spatial ecology and resource selection in animals; Ecology and conservation of carnivores, especially in tropical ecosystems; structure and function of semi-arid savannas; Predator-prey interactions and intraguild interactions between mammalian carnivores; Interface between human-subsidized carnivores and wildlife; Disease ecology of carnivores


Rory Wilson


School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea, UK

Birds - Marine




Review Editors critically assess the scientific value of manuscripts, and may advise authors in matters of manuscript presentation.



Robert T. Barrett

Tromsø, Norway

Breeding and feeding ecology of seabirds, and their responses to changes in prey fish stocks. Spring migration phenology in North Norway


Malcolm Bennett

Liverpool, UK

Infectious diseases and microbioloy, host-parasite interactions, emerging infections


Luca Börger

Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Movement ecology, mating behaviour, statistical modelling


Colin Clubbe

Richmond, UK

Plant conservation, management of threatened plant species


Joris P. G. M. Cromsigt

Oslo, Norway

Ungulate ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, savanna ecology, consumer-resource feedback systems


Rohan Currey

Wellington, New Zealand

Conservation biology and ecology of cetaceans, quantitative assessments of human impact, threat status and population viability


Andy J. Danylchuk

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Marine fish ecology, marine conservation, life history theory, biotelemtry


Peter Daszak

New York, NY, USA

Conservation medicine, ecology of emerging diseases, diseases of endangered wildlife species.


Claudio diBacco

Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Dispersal and population dynamics of marine invertebrates


Kirstin Dobbs

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Marine turtle research and marine species conservation, management in multiple-use marine protected areas


David C. Duffy

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Research on perturbations to natural systems caused by oil spills, emerging diseases, overharvesting, and habitat destruction in Hawaii, Alaska, Peru, South Africa and Appalachi


Tomoharu Eguchi

La Jolla, California, USA

Population biology and statistical modeling


Joaquim Garrabou

Marseille, France

Benthic invertebrates from rocky intertidal and subtidal habitats


Andrew Gormley

Lincoln, New Zealand

Statistical ecology, mark-recapture, population viability analysis, Bayesian inference, population monitoring, decision analysis


Frances Gulland

Sausalito, California, USA

Marine mammals


Reinhold Hanel

Kiel, Germany

Molecular phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of fish, genetic differentiation of sea mount fish, Mediterranean, sub-tropical/tropical, Baltic and North Sea fish genetics


John Harwood

St. Andrews, UK

Quantitative assessment of ecological risk particularly with respect to marine mammals and predator-prey interactions


Graeme Hays

Swansea, UK

Nesting ecology of sea turtles, temperature dependent sex determination, navigation and long-distance migration, physiological ecology of diving


Ellen Hines

San Francisco, California, USA

Community-based management of sirenians in developing countries


Jonathan D. R. Houghton

Belfast, UK

Behavioural ecology of marine vertebrates, animal migration, biotelemetry, gelatinous zooplankton


Carlos Carreras Huergo

Sevilla, Spain

Genetics, migratory species, marine turtles, telemetry, fisheries interactions


Richard Inger

Penryn, UK

Avian ecology, particularly waterfowl, Stable isotope analysis, Spatial modelling


Andrew Jackson

Dublin, Ireland

Statistical and simulation modelling


Robert Jehle

Salford, UK

Amphibian population biology, conservation genetics


Tim Jessop

Parkville, VIC, Australia

Island wildlife management and conservation, captive breeding and reintroduction, and ecological impacts of introduced predators


David Johnston

Beaufort, NC, USA

Conservation ecology of marine vertebrates


Andrew Kelly

Nantwich, UK

Wildlife rehabilitation and reintroduction


Tigga Kingston

Lubbock, Texas, USA

Community ecology, bats, evolutionary ecology, conservation


Karl-Hermann Kock

Hamburg, Germany

Antarctic fishes, marine mammals, marine birds


Cynthia Lagueux

Bluefields, Nicaragua

Sea turtle conservation


Cathy Langtimm

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Population modelling of manatees


Simon Mickleburgh

London, UK

Bat conservation, policy, endangered species


Eugenia Naro-Maciel

New York, NY, USA

conservation genetics, population genetics, systematics, and DNA barcoding, with a focus on chelonians and marine species


Nicola Nelson

Wellington, New Zealand

Conservation and reproductive biology, particularly of reptiles


Wallace J. Nichols

Davenport, California, USA

Sea turtle conservation


Rob Ogden

Bangor, UK

Wildlife forensis and reptile conservation genetics


Andrew Parnell

Dublin, Ireland

Bayesian statistics, markov chain Monte Carlo, multi-dimensional stochastic processes


Karl P. Phillips

Poznan, Poland

Molecular ecology, conservation genetics, sea turtle biology, evolutionary ecology of immune genes


Andrea D. Phillott

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Amphibian diseases, frog biology, sea turtle biology, turtle embryo development


Uwe Piatkowski

Kiel, Germany

Cephalopods and deep sea fishes


Nicolas J. Pilcher

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Marine turtle research and conservation, reproductive biology, ecology and population dynamics


Benjamin Pitcher

London, UK

Evolutionary and behavioural ecology of mammals and birds, bioacoustics


James A. Powell

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Sirenians, especially in developing countries


Pei-Yuan Qian

Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR

Microbes associated with marine seaweeds and invertebrates


Richard Reina

Clayton, VIC, Australia

Physiological ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates, effects of environmental salinity on amphibians


John Reynolds

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Sirenians, particularly manatees


Vincent S. Saba

Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Biological oceanography, climate change and marine ecosystems, trophic cascading, sea turtle ecology, and population modeling.


Boris Schroeder

Braunschweig, Germany

Quantitative landscape ecology and spatial ecology, ecological modelling


Lisa Schwarz

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Marine mammals, demography, Bayesian analysis, behavior


Hans Siegismund

Copenhagen, Denmark

Plant and mammal conservation genetics, statisitcal analysis


Ricky Spencer

Penrith, NSW, Australia

Vertebrate pest ecology, herpetology, evolutionary ecology, animal behaviour


James R. Spotila

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Physiological ecology, population ecology, endangered reptiles amphibians and fish; marine turtles, crocodilians, freshwater turtles and tortoises


Cory Suski

Urbana, Illinois, USA

Physiology, conservation and ecology


Lochran W. Traill

Johannesburg,  South Africa

Applied population ecology, conservation biology, ungulate ecology


Andrew Trites

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Baleen whales; diet; mink whales; model of dietary composition


Janske van de Crommenacker

Seychelles Islands

(Oxidative) stress, Cooperative breeding, Island ecology, Immunology, Birds


Cristiano Vernesi

Trento, Italy

Mammal conservation genetics, statistical analysis


Leonardo Vignoli

Rome, Italy

Conservation ecology, behavioral ecology of terrestrial reptiles


Bryan P. Wallace

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Marine conservation, large marine vertebrates, physiological ecology, fisheries bycatch, behavior and movements, energetics, and life history ecology, with a special focus on marine turtles


Yutaka Watanuki

Sapporo, Japan

Foraging strategy and breeding ecology of seabirds; effects of long-term marine environmental change, including human impact, on seabirds


Markus G. Weinbauer

Villefranche-sur-mer, France

Functional and species diversity of bacteriophages and prokaryotes; molecular tools in microbial ecology; prokaryotes on corals (marine invertebrtes)


Jessica Worthington Wilmer

South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Molecular ecology, bats, Australian taxa


David J. Wright

Norwich, UK

Molecular ecology, population genetics, translocations and reintroductions, ornithology, vertebrates


Jeanette Wyneken

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Comparative vertebrate anatomy, energetics, behavior, reptile health, and conservation biology, Vertebrate Evolution


Christopher Zimmermann

Rostock, Germany

Pelagic marine fishes