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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 H3C 3P8, Canada
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Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan

UPMC Univ Paris 06 – CNRS/INSU, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche, UMR 7093, LOV, Station Zoologique, BP 28, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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Managing Editor & Production Editor
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Production Manager
Assistants to the Editors

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

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

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, 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), 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, 34095 Montpellier, France

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

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

Microbial population ecology, anaerobic and microanaerobic habitats, microbial symbiosis
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, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Bacterial activity and physiology, cross-system studies, flow cytometry
Gerhard J. Herndl

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

Microbes in extreme environments
Klaus Jürgens

Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, 18119 Rostock, Germany

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

School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, SBS-01N-27 Singapore 637551

Biofilm research
Eva Lindström

Limnology/Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden

Bacterial community composition and biogeography, link between diversity and function
Jutta Niggemann

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

Dissolved organic matter (DOM), microbe-DOM interactions, organic biogeochemistry
Anna M. Romaní

Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Spain

Biofilm, river ecology, organic matter, climate change, microbial functioning
Michaela Salcher

Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS, 37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Planktonic freshwater microbes, seasonality, competition, predation, (meta)genomics
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, 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, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Phytophages (virus-phytoplankton interactions)
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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

Corvallis, OR, 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 Fontvieille

La Motte Servolex, 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)
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-physiolo
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
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 Dartmouth, 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
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