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Myron A. Peck

Department of Coastal Systems, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), 1790 AB Den Burg (Texel), The Netherlands

Inter-Research Editorial Staff

Christine Paetzold

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Susanne Schüller

Production Editor
Mae Rose Rossteuscher

Assistant Editor
Ivor George

Production Manager
Assistants to the Editors

John Austin, Reejupriya Borah, Matthias Dirbach, Sherry Engelhardt, Catherine Fesefeldt, Linda Froome, Claudia Hamann, Lars Litwin, Justin Mellersh, Annabelle Meyer, Lars Nordmann, Claire Pritchard, Simone Ritter, Timothy St. Clair, Ian Stewart, Natalie Striepe, Nicole Taros, Tanja Tonn

Last edited: 02.04.2024

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, Colombia

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

Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Freshwater zooplankton behaviour and physiology, pelagic food webs in lakes
Josep-Maria Gili

Dept. Biología Marina, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Benthic-pelagic coupling, ecology and systematics of marine invertebrates
Judith P. Grassle

Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 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, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia

Turtle ecology, migration, behaviour, reproduction
Sönke Johnsen

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

Sensory biology, biophysics/biomechanics, gelatinous zooplankton, mathematical modeling
Vladimir Laptikhovsky

Cefas, Lowestoft NR33 0HT, UK

Fish and cephalopod biology, biodiversity, fisheries
Anna Metaxas

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

Marine benthic invertebrates: life history, larval ecology, hydrodynamics and behaviour; ecology of the deep sea
V. Benno Meyer-Rochow

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

Freshwater and marine animal ecophysiology, functional anatomy and behaviour
S. Wajih A. Naqvi

Chemical Oceanography, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

Marine biogeochemistry, carbon and nitrogen cycling, greenhouse gases, paleoceanography
Francesco P. Patti

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

Genetics, phylogeography, invasive species
Benjamin Ruttenberg

Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA

Fish ecology, life history, biogeography, otolith chemistry
Paul Sammarco

Defelice Center, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA 70344, USA

Larval dispersal, coral and artificial reefs, climate change, environmental policy
Nikolaos V. Schizas

Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, 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, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Aquatic toxicology, physiology and pathology of fishes
Brent Stewart

Terra Marine Research and Education, San Diego, CA 92130, USA

Biogeography, population biology and genetics of aquatic vertebrates; international environmental law
J. Rudi Strickler

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2944, USA

Mechanoreception and behavior in small aquatic animals, predator-prey relationships
Max M. Tilzer

Department of Biology, University of Constance, 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), 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Cephalopod biology
Wen-Xiong Wang

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR

Aquatic pollution and ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry of trace elements, physiological ecology of aquatic invertebrates, trophic interactions
Marc Weissburg

School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0230, USA

Sensory biology, fluid mechanics, chemo- and mechanosensory systems and signalling
Christian Wild

Department of Marine Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, University of Bremen, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Coral reef and seagrass meadow ecology and physiology, microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
Hidekatsu Yamazaki

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Minato, Tokyo 108 - 8477, Japan

Plankton: hydrodynamics and turbulence, biophysics, ecosystem modeling
Kedong Yin

School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yet-sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong 519082, PR China

Nutrients and phytoplankton productivity, hypoxia, biological-physical coupling
Last edited: 02.04.2024

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, UK

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, AL, 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
C. Oliver 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

Haifa, 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

Rennes, 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
Vince P. Palace

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Waterborne contaminants; physiology and histopathology of fishes; otolith analysis
Jarone Pinhassi

Kalmar, Sweden

Bacterial population dynamics, microbial diversity, molecular biology and genomics
David Pond

Stirling, 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
Masumi Yamamuro

Kashiwa, Japan

Biogeochemical cycling, stream ecology, lake restoration, ecosystem risk of chemicals
Last edited: 02.04.2024