AME Editorial Staff

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Paul A. del Giorgio
Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), CP 8888, succursale Centre Ville Montréal (Québec), Canada H3C 3P8
Tel: +1 514 987 3000 (2072) Fax: +1 514 987 4647
Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan
UPMC Univ Paris 06 – CNRS/INSU, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche, UMR 7093, LOV, Station Zoologique, BP 28, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Tel: +33 4 93 76 38 21 Fax: +33 4 93 76 38 34


Christine Paetzold
Claire Pritchard

John Austin



Assistants to the Editors

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


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

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

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All manuscripts (except Comments and Reply Comments) must pass through a rigorous review process involving at least 3 referees. For details consult Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279:1




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


Tom J. Battin


Department of Freshwater Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Biofilm ecology, stream ecosystem ecology, organic matter biogeochemistry, global change and carbon fluxes, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Ilana Berman-Frank


Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, 3498838, Israel

Phytoplankton ecology, nitrogen-fixation, cyanobacteria, aquatic carbon and nitrogen cycling


Gunnar Bratbak


Department of Microbiology, University of Bergen, Jahnebakken 5, 5020 Bergen, Norway

Viral ecology


Mya Breitbart


University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Peterburg, Florida 33701, USA

Virus and phage ecology, symbiosis, biodiversity, molecular biology, metagenomics


Douglas G. Capone


Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies & Department of Biological Sciences, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences,

University Park Campus, Los Angeles, California 90089-0371, USA

Marine or ocean nitrogen dynamics, nitrogen fixation, cyanobacteria, nitrogen cycling, nutrient dynamics, nitrogenase, diazotrophs


Craig A. Carlson


Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-9610, USA

DOM-POM dynamics


Urania Christaki


Université du Littoral Cote d'Opale, Maison de la Recherche en Environnement Naturel (MREN), 32 avenue Foch,

62930 Wimereux, France

Microbial food web dynamics, protozoan microzooplankton ecology


Rutger de Wit

UMR MARBEC, Center for Marine Biodiversity Exploitation and Conservation, Université de Montpellier, bâtiment 24, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France

Benthic microbial communities, biogeochemistry, microprobes, cyanobacteria, phototrophic bacteria


Hugh Ducklow


Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biology and Paleo Environment, 208 Geoscience, 61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964-8000, USA

Ecosystem modeling, modeling microbial foodweb, carbon cycle processes


Tom Fenchel


Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark

Microbial population ecology; anaerobic and microanaerobic habitats; microbial symbiosis


Zoe V. Finkel


Environmental Science Program, Mount Allison University, 144 Main St, Sackville, NB E4L 1A5, Canada

Phytoplankton ecology and physiology, ecological stoichiometry, macroecology, macroevolution


Jed Fuhrman


Marine Biology Research Section, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,

California 90089-0371, USA

Molecular ecology; biodiversity


Josep M. Gasol


Biologia marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciències del Mar-CMIMA, CSIC, Pg. Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37-49,

08003 Barcelona, Spain

Bacterial activity and physiology, cross-system studies, flow cytometry


Gerhard J. Herndl


Head of Dept. Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Microbes in extreme environments


Klaus Jürgens


Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, Seestraße 15, 18119 Rostock, Germany

Microbial food webs, trophic interactions, protozoan ecology, plankton ecology


Staffan Kjelleberg


School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and Centre for Marine Biofouling and Bio-Innovation

The University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney 2052, Australia

Biofilm research


Eva Lindström


Limnology/Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Bacterial community composition and biogeography, link between diversity and function

Jennifer Martiny

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 3029 BioSci III, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Community ecology, biogeography, virus–host interactions


Jutta Niggemann


Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany

Dissolved organic matter (DOM), microbe-DOM interactions, organic biogeochemistry


Robert W. Sanders


Department of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA

Tropic interactions; mixotrophy


Ruben Sommaruga


Laboratory of Aquatic Photobiology and Plankton Ecology, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck,

Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Microbial-sunlight-DOM interactions, carbon cycle, bacterioplakton activity, UV photoprotection


Curtis Suttle


Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (Oceanography), University of British Columbia, 1505-6270 University Blvd,

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Phytophages (virus-phytoplankton interactions)





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


Karine Alain

Brest-Plouzané, France

Microbiology, benthic microbial ecology, hydrocarbon degradation


Jim W. Ammerman

Stony Brook, NY, USA

Bacterial physiology, nutrient cycling (regulation of enzyme expression in bacteria)


Thomas R. Anderson

Southampton, UK

Dynamics of marine ecosystems, stoichiometry, microbial loop, model complexity


Ronald Benner

Columbia, SC, USA

Organic matter dynamics, microbial/organic matter interactions


Bopaiah Biddanda

Muskegon, MI, USA

Carbon flow through bacteria and phytoplankton; respiration, UV and DOM flux


Thierry Bouvier

Montpellier, France

Ecology and diversity of bacterioplankton; single cell analysis; virioplankton ecology


Deborah A. Bronk

Gloucester Point, VA, USA

N and DON/DOC cycling


Antonio Camacho

Burjassot, Spain

Polar lakes, lacustrine food webs, planktonic cyanobacteria and sulphur bacteria, microbial mats


Ryszard J. Chróst

Warsaw, Poland

Microbial enzymes; bacterial production; decomposition of organic matter; microbial DOC utilization


Matthew J. Church

Honolulu, HI, USA

Nitrogen cycling, Carbon cycling, Bacterial activity, Biogeochemistry


Jackie L. Collier

Stony Brook, NY, USA

Phytoplankton physiology, photosynthesis, microbial diversity, regulation of gene expression, flow cytometry


Rita Colwell

College Park, MD, USA

Microbiology; molecular biology


James B. Cotner

St. Paul, MN, USA

Microbial recycling, ammonium recycling, grazing activity, food web structure


Byron C. Crump

Cambridge, MD, USA

Microbial community structure, biogeography of microbes; limnology and estuarine


Alexander Eiler

Uppsala, Sweden

molecular microbial ecology, community ecology and population

genetics of aquatic microbes, next generation sequencing


Marta Estrada

Barcelona, Spain

Marine phytoplankton; marine primary production


Kai Finster

Aarhus, Denmark

Microbiology, sulfur cycle, anaerobic microorganisms


Dominique Fontvielle

Le Bourget du Lac, France

Freshwater microbial ecology, biofilms, bacterial enzymatic activity


Bernhard Fuchs

Bremen, Germany

Molecular microbial ecology, bacterioplankton, flow cytometry, FISH


Mark O. Gessner

Stechlin, Germany

Litter decomposition, aquatic hyphomycetes, fungal & benthic bacterial productivity, biodiversity & ecosystem functioning


Hans-Peter Grossart

Neuglobsow, Germany

Bacterial diversity and microbial food webs


Laure Guillou

Roscoff, France

Molecular ecology and biodiversity of phytoplankton


Per Juel Hansen

Helsingør, Denmark

Protist and phytoplankton ecology


John E. Hobbie

Woods Hole, MA, USA

Microbial carbon cycling (limnetic and marine)


Manfred G. Höfle

Braunschweig, Germany

Molecular biology and taxonomy of freshwater bacteria; release of genetically engineered microorganisms


Henk M. Jonkers

Delft, The Netherlands

Microbe–mineral interactions; microsensor techniques; microbial ecology; biogeochemistry of benthic systems


Niels O. G. Jørgensen

Frederiksberg, Denmark

Occurrence and microbial cycling of dissolved nitrogen; amino acid enantiometers; bacterial degradation; cyanobacterial toxin


Gary M. King

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Sediment biogeochemistry


Silke Langenheder

Uppsala, Sweden

Microbial biogeography, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Louis Legendre

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Biological oceanography; primary production (phytoplankton and ice algae)


Karin Lochte

Bremerhaven, Germany

Deep-sea microbiology, marine microbial ecology


Michael Lomas

St. George's, Bermuda

Eco-physiology of phytoplankton nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism, ecology of harmful algae blooms, coastal and open ocean carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus biogeochemistry, development of flow cytometric methods for assessment of phytoplankton eco-physiology


Richard A. Long

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Microbial ecology, bacterial-organic matter interactions biogechemistry


Maura Manganelli

Monteporzio, Italy

Bacterial processing of organic matter


Juergen Marxsen

Giessen, Germany

stream and groundwater microbial ecology, extracellular enzymes, bacterial production.


Ramon Massana i Molera

Barcelona, Spain

Ecology and diversity of marine protists; molecular approaches to marine microorganisms


Leigh McCallister

New Brunswick, NJ, USA

OM characterization and decomposition, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, bacteria


Joseph P. Montoya

Atlanta, GA, USA

OM Nitrogen cycle, stable isotope biogeochemistry, planktonic ecosystems


Xosé Anexula G. Morán

Xixón, Spain

Bacterioplankton-phytoplankton trophic interactions, primary production, bacterial activity, picoplankton dynamics


Toshi Nagata

Nakano, Tokyo, Japan

Bacteria and heterotrophic flagellates; cycling of organic matter


James L. Pinckney

Columbia, SC, USA

Microphytobenthos, benthic macroalgae, microbial mat, estuary, HPLC, eutrophication, harmful algae


Thomas Posch

Kilchberg, Switzerland

Protozoan ecology, image analysis, trophic interactions


Sophie Rabouille

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Marine nitrogen fixation, cyanobacteria, diazotrophs, phytoplankton ecophysiology, mathematical models


Alban Ramette

Bern, Switzerland

Benthic microbial diversity, molecular ecology, microdiversity, microbial biogeography


Lasse Riemann

Helsingør, Denmark

Nitrogen fixation, virus-host interactions, bacterial community composition and dynamics


Richard B. Rivkin

St. John's, NL, Canada

Marine phytoplankton and microorganisms; polar planktonic processes; food web dynamics


Kevin Sellner

Edgewater, MD, USA

Algal ecology including primary production in phytoplankton, microphytobenthos and macroalgae


Richard Sempere

Marseille, France

Dynamics of dissolved organic matter in the sea


Barry & Ev Sherr

Corvallis, OR, USA

Microbial food webs; trophic roles of phagotrophic protozoans


Telesphore Sime-Ngando

Aubière, France

Heterotrophic microbial interactions from viruses to protozoa; marine and inland plankton; ice microbiota


Meinhard Simon

Oldenburg, Germany

Marine and limnetic bacterioplankton; viruses; nutrient dynamics


Grieg F. Steward

Honolulu, HI, USA

Marine bacteria and viruses, molecular approaches to microbial ecology, microbes in biogeochemical cycling


Thorsten Stoeck

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Microeukaryotes: biodiversity, molecular ecology


Lars J. Tranvik

Uppsala, Sweden

Bacteria, DOC, carbon cycle, effects of solar UV, heterotrophic processes, degradation, fungi


Jefferson T. Turner

North Darmouth, MA, USA

Microbial plankton ecology; biogeography; feeding interactions


Joseph J. Vallino

Woods Hole, MA, USA

Microbial biogeochemistry modeling, ecosystem thermodynamics, distributed metabolic network models, data assimilation, inverse modeling


France Van Wambeke

Marseille, France

Bacterial activities, bacterial diversity-function, degradation of organic matter, phytoplankton-bacterial relationships


Mary Voytek

Washington, DC, USA

Microbial and molecular ecology; nitrogen cycling; nitrification; denitrification


Markus Weitere

Magdeburg, Germany

Microbial ecology of running waters, biofilms


Frank Wenzhöfer

Bremen, Germany

In situ biogeochemistry, carbon fluxes, deep sea ecology, photosynthesis and respiration