AB Editorial Staff

FOUNDERGo to: Contributing Editors | Review Editors

Otto Kinne (†)


Myron A. Peck
Christine Paetzold (IR)
John Austin (IR)


Production Manager: Ivor George. Assistants to the Editors: Paul Bachem, Matthias Dirbach, Sherry Engelhardt, Catherine Fesefeldt, Angela Fromm, Bernhard Fromm, Linda Froome-Döring, Sandra Hammer, Karen Heuges, Lutz Jahrmarkt, Konstantin Kambach, Lars Litwin, Justin Mellersh, Annabelle Meyer, William Neel, Claire Pritchard, Simone Ritter, Heiko Scheibner, Florian Schlenker, Susanne Schüller, Timothy St. Clair, Ian Stewart, Natalie Striepe, Nicole Taros


Inter-Research (IR), Nordbünte 23 (+ 3, 5, 28, 30), 21385 Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany

Tel: +49 4132 7127, Fax: +49 4132 8883

Email: ir(at)int-res.com, Internet: www.int-res.com


Manuscript submissions: see Guidelines for Authors


All manuscripts (except Comments and Reply Comments) are rigorously reviewed by at least 3 referees. For details consult Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279:1




Contributing Editors are fully responsible for the review process of manuscripts allotted to them; they decide on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts handled by them.


Alberto Acosta


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Biología, Unidad de Ecología y Sistemática, Bogotá, Carrera 7 No 43-82, Colombia

Ecology of coral reefs, rocky shores, mangroves, and seagrass


Peter G. Beninger


ISOMer - Laboratoire de Biologie Marine, Faculté des Sciences - Université de Nantes, 2 Chemin de la Houssinière,

44322 Nantes, France

Biology of bivalves: feeding, digestion, and reproduction; bacterial symbioses


Ferdinando Boero


DiSTeBA (Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali), Università di Lecce, 73100 Lecce, Italy

Life cycles; taxonomy; ecology; evolution; Hydrozoa; natural history


Carolyn Burns


Department of Zoology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand

Freshwater zooplankton behaviour and physiology; pelagic food webs in lakes


Riccardo Cattaneo-Vietti


Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy

Benthic communities; marine protected areas; hard bottoms; Mollusca


Josep-Maria Gili


Dept. Biología Marina, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49,

08003 Barcelona, Spain

Benthic-pelagic coupling, ecology and systematics of marine invertebrates


Judith P. Grassle


Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521, USA

Invertebrate life histories; population genetics, physical/biological interactions


Graeme Hays


Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia

Turtle ecology; migration, behavior, reproduction


Sönke Johnsen


Duke University, Biology Department, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA

Sensory biology; biophysics/biomechanics; gelatinous zooplankton; mathematical modeling


Anna Metaxas


Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

Marine benthic invertebrates: life history, larval ecology, hydrodynamics and behaviour; ecology of the deep sea


V. Benno Meyer-Rochow


University of Oulu, Department of Biology, 90401 Oulu, Finland

Freshwater and marine animal ecophysiology, functional anatomy, and behaviour


S. Wajih A. Naqvi


Deputy Director & Head, Chemical Oceanography, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

Marine biogeochemistry; carbon and nitrogen cycling; greenhouse gases; paleoceanography


Francesco P. Patti


Zoological Station 'Anton Dohrn', Benthic Ecology Laboratory, Villa Comunale, 80121 Naples, Italy

Genetics, phylogeography, invasive species


Alistair G. B. Poore


Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,

University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Herbivory, ecology of rocky reefs, macroalgae, crustaceans, evolutionary ecology


Benjamin Ruttenberg


South Florida/Caribbean Network, U.S. National Park Service, 18001 Old Cutler Rd, Suite 419, Palmetto Bay,

FL 33133, USA

Fish ecology, life history, biogeography, otolith chemistry


Bernard Sainte-Marie


Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Pêches et Océans Canada, 850, route de la Mer, CP 1000, Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4, Canada

Crustacean ecology and behavior, reproduction and mating systems, population dynamics


Paul Sammarco


Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Defelice Center, 8124 Highway 56, Chauvin, Louisiana 70344, USA

Larval dispersal; coral and artificial reefs; climate change; environmental policy


Nikolaos V. Schizas


Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, P.O. Box 9013, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9013, USA

Benthic meio-/macrofauna, genetics


Helmut Segner


Institute of Animal Pathology, Centre for Fish and Wildlife Research (FIWI), University of Bern, Länggassstrasse 120, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Aquatic toxicology; physiology and pathology of fishes


Brent Stewart


Hubbs-Seaworld Reseach Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Biogeography, population biology and genetics of aquatic vertebrates; international environmental law


J. Rudi Strickler


University of Wisconsin, Department of Biological Sciences, 600 East Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204-2944, USA

Mechanoreception and behavior in small aquatic animals; predator-prey relationships


Mike Thorndyke


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Kristineberg 566, 45034 Fiskebäckskil, Sweden

Development and evolution; physiology; molecular methods


Max M. Tilzer


Universität Konstanz, Jacob-Burckhardt-Str. 25, 78464 Konstanz, Germany

Dynamics of freshwater and marine phytoplankton communities


Brant W. Touchette


Environmental Studies, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244, USA

Water, carbon and nutrient metabolism in obligate wetland plants and submersed aquatic macrophytes; phytoplankton, nutrition and toxins in cyanobacteria


Roger Villanueva


Institut de Cièncias del Mar (CSIC), Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37-49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Cephalopod biology


Warwick F. Vincent


Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Studies, Dépt de Biologie, Laval University, Sainte-Foy, QC G1K 7P4, Canada

Polar and alpine ecosystems; light and photosynthesis; aquatic microbial communities


Wen-Xiong Wang


Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China

Aquatic pollution and ecotoxicology; biogeochemistry of trace elements; physiological ecology of aquatic invertebrates; trophic interactions


Marc Weissburg


School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 310 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332-0230, USA

Sensory biology; fluid mechanics; chemo- and mechanosensory systems and signalling


Hidekatsu Yamazaki


Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108 - 8477, Japan

Plankton; hydrodynamics and turbulence, biophysics, ecosystem modeling


Kedong Yin


Australian Rivers Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia

Nutrients and phytoplankton productivity; hypoxia; biological-physical coupling





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


Charles D. Amsler

Birmingham, AL, USA

Macroalgal biology, chemical ecology, Antarctic marine biology


Zainal Arifin

Jakarta, Indonesia

Ecotoxicology; tropical benthic ecology; bivalve physiology


Kevin R. Arrigo

Stanford, CA, USA

Phytoplankton; biogeochemical cycling; ice algae


Angela Arthington

Nathan, QLD, Australia

Ecology of freshwater fishes, environmental impacts


Angus Atkinson

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Zooplankton and micronekton biology; Antarctic food webs


Syuhei Ban

Hikone, Japan

Freshwater and marine zooplankton; life cycles; food webs


Ulrike G. Berninger

Salzburg, Austria

Ecology of free-living protists, microbial food webs, mixotrophy


Ingrid Brettar

Braunschweig, Germany

Molecular microbial ecology, microbial diversity, pelagic nitrogen cycling


Paco Bustamante

La Rochelle, France

Ecotoxicology: bioaccumulation, detoxification, biomarkers, fluxes of contaminants


Ruth H. Carmichael

Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA

Eutrophication, bivalve physiology, conservation of horseshoe crabs and manatees, data management, stable isotopes


Ryszard J. Chrost

Warsaw, Poland

Aquatic microbial food webs, eutrophication, nutrients, microbial biodiversity, microbial molecular ecology


Jonathan J. Cole

Millbrook, NY, USA

Carbon cycle in lakes, rivers, estuaries and the ocean


Charles O. Coleman

Berlin, Germany

Evolution, taxonomy and anatomy of Crustacea


Greg Cronin

Denver, CO, USA

Freshwater and marine macrophytes; chemical ecology


Piotr Dawidowicz

Warsaw, Poland

Anti-predatory behaviour, life-history, zooplankton communities; biomanipulation in lake recovery


Amanda W.J. Demopoulos

Gainesville, FL, USA

Coastal food webs, benthic community ecology, invertebrate life history


Ariel Diamant

Eilat, Israel

Marine parasitology, fish biology and ecology, invasive species, interactions between marine aquaculture and the environment


Guillermo Diaz-Pulido

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Benthic algal communities, coral-algal interactions, climate effects


Éric Edeline

Paris, France

Fish physiology and behavior; migrations; life history evolution


David Epel

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

Invertebrates: genetic variability; invasion processes; conservation; Mytilus edulis: multixenobiotic resistance


Angel F. González

Vigo, Spain

Marine biodiversity; ageing of aquatic organisms; ecology, fisheries and culture of cephalopods


Antoine Grémare

Arcachon, France

Soft sediment and benthic communities; energy flows; bioturbation


Vladislav Gulis

Conway, SC, USA

Freshwater mycology and microbial ecology


Michelle Heupel

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Behavioural ecology, life history, elasmobranch biology, movement and migration, acoustic telemetry


Anders Hobæk

Bergen, Norway

Freshwater zooplankton, community assembly, Daphnia population genetics


Hwey-Lian Hsieh

Taipei, Taiwan

Food web structure of aquatic ecosystems; invertebrate reproduction and recruitment


Pung-Pung Hwang

Taipei, Taiwan

Fish physiology and stress resistance; adaptation


Katrin Linse

Cambridge, UK

Marine biogeography, molecular phylogenetics and benthic community structure


James Meador

Seattle, WA, USA

Aquatic toxicology; risk and hazard assessment


Toshi Nagata

Kashiwa, Japan

Aquatic bacteria and heterotrophic flagellates; cycling of organic matter


Vince P. Palace

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Waterborne contaminants; physiology and histopathology of fishes; otolith analysis


Uwe Piatkowski

Kiel, Germany

Cephalopods; zooplankton and nekton communities


Jarone Pinhassi

Kalmar, Sweden

Bacterial population dynamics, microbial diversity, molecular biology and genomics


David Pond

Cambridge, UK

Crustacea, protozoa, phytoplankton


Richard D. Robarts

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Freshwater and marine microbial ecology, water quality management


Randi D. Rotjan

Boston, MA, USA

Coral reef ecology; trophodynamics; food webs and community structure; microbial ecology


Kerrie Swadling

Hobart, TAS, Australia

Zooplankton; pelagic trophic dynamics; sea ice; life cycle strategies


Vengatesen Thiyagarajan

Hong Kong, SAR

Benthic ecology; larval settlement and metamorphosis; biofouling; proteomics; climate change


Erik V. Thuesen

Olympia, WA, USA

Comparative physiology; gelatinous zooplankton; estuarine and deep-sea biology


Christopher D. Todd

St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

Reproductive strategies among marine invertebrates, benthic community ecology


Peter Alan Todd


Phenotypic plasticity, functional morphology, coral reef biology


Mutsunori Tokeshi

Kumamoto, Japan

Freshwater and marine community ecology


Graham J. Underwood

Colchester, UK

Microalgal ecology and microbial biofilms, nutrient cycling, estuarine ecology


Christian Wild

Bremen, Germany

Coral reef ecology, microbiology and geochemistry of sediments


Masumi Yamamuro

Kashiwa, Japan

Biogeochemical cycling, stream ecology, lake restoration, ecosystem risk of chemicals