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Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

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Founder: Otto Kinne


Editor-in-Chief


Stephen W. Feist

Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UB, UK

Inter-Research Editorial Staff


Christine Paetzold

Managing Editor
Timothy St.Clair

Production Manager
Assistants to the Editors

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

Last edited: 07.08.2019

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


Andrew C. Barnes

The University of Queensland, Centre for Marine Studies, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

Bacterial pathogens in fish, vaccines, bacterial host-pathogen interactions, DNA vaccines, bacterial genomics, fish immunology
Thomas Braunbeck

Aquatic Ecology & Toxicology, Department of Zoology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Toxicant-induced pathology
Catherine Collins

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Université Paris-Saclay, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France

Molecular aspects of disease phenomena
Jeff A. Cowley

CSIRO Livestock Industries, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, St. Lucia, QLD 4067, Australia

Disease in crustaceans: molecular virology, molecular diagnostics, epidemiology and antiviral therapy
Donald L. Evans

Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

Immunology research in aquatic organisms
Stephen W. Feist

Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UB, UK

Diseases of molluscs, lower invertebrates, and microorganisms; histopathology of fish and shellfish
Lori Gustafson

National Surveillance Unit, Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117, USA

Aquatic animal disease surveillance and epidemiology
James Jancovich

Department of Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096, USA

Viral infections of aquatic vertebrates, viral genomics and evolution, and host–pathogen interactions
Stewart C. Johnson

Head, Aquatic Animal Health, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7, Canada

Genomic, proteomic and metabolomic aspects
Michael Moore

Biology Department, Mailstop 50, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA

Disease research in aquatic mammals
Esther C. Peters

Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Diseases of coral reef organisms
Stephen Raverty

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 1767 Angus Campbell Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3, Canada

Diseases in aquatic mammals (post mortem examination, disease outbreak investigations, health assessment and disease processes in marine mammals)
Kimberly S. Reece

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Molecular phylogenetics; protistan diseases; molecular diagnostics; shellfish aquaculture
Louise Rollins-Smith

Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, A-5301 Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA

Diseases of Amphibians – Immunology (amphibian immune defenses: chytridiomycosis, Ranaviruses, peptides; mucosal immunity in amphibian skin; developmental and comparative immunology)
Dave S. Rotstein

Marine Mammal Pathology Services, Olney, MD 20832, USA

Histopathology of marine mammals and fishes
Jeffrey D. Shields

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William & Mary, PO Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Diseases of invertebrates, primarily crustaceans (etiology, pathology, epidemiology, ecology)
Hamish J. Small

Department of Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Route 1208 Greate Road (courier), P.O. Box 1346 (regular mail), Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Diseases of crustaceans, molecular and immunological diagnostic methods
Dieter Steinhagen

School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Centre for Infection Medicine, Fish Disease Research Unit, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany

Diseases in Fishes - Due to Protozoans and Protophytans (Pathology, Biology and Host Responses)
Bernd Sures

University Duisburg-Essen, Applied Zoology / Hydrobiology, 45117 Essen, Germany

Diseases in Fishes - Due to Environmental Factors
Alicia E. Toranzo

Department de Microbiologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Santiago, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Diseases in fish and shellfish due to bacteria: Identification and characterization, vaccination, pathogenesis
David W. Verner-Jeffreys

Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UB, UK

Bacterial disease of fish and shellfish
Douglas Woodhams

University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Science and Mathematics, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393, USA

Disease ecology of amphibians
Thierry M. Work

US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Honululu Field Station, USGS-NWHC-HFS, PO Box 50187, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 8-132, Honolulu, HI 96850, USA

Diseases of seabirds, sea turtles, marine fish and invertebrates
Last edited: 07.08.2019

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


Bassem Allam

Stony Brook, NY, USA

Mollusc pathology and host-pathogen interactions, mollusc immunology
Pilar Alvarez-Pellitero

Castellón, Spain

Fish parasitology, fish immunology
Ellen Ariel

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Reptile virology; ranaviruses in fish
Brian Austin

Stirling, UK

Bacterial diseases of fish and shellfish; vaccination; probiotics, taxonomic identification techniques, pathogenicity mechanisms
Carlos Azevedo

Porto, Portugal

Protoparasitology and diseases of molluscs and fishes
Wes Baumgartner

Mississippi State, MS, USA

Fish and crustaceans: diseases, histopathology and gross pathology
Donald C. Behringer

Gainesville, FL, USA

Aquatic animal disease ecology: decapod crustaceans
Sven M. Bergmann

Greifswald, Germany

Virology, diagnostics and notifiable diseases in fish, molluscs and crustaceans; humoral immunity in fish; parasitology; hygiene in aquaculture
Franck C. J. Berthe

Parma, Italy

Diseases of molluscs, lower invertebrates, and microorganisms
Jamie Bojko

Gainesville, FL, USA

Crustacean pathology, invasion biology, crustacean viruses, parasitology (bacteria, fungi, amphipods)
Susan Bower

Kyukuot, BC, Canada

Infectious diseases of commercially important molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms
David Boyle

Geelong, VIC, Australia

Virology, molecular diagnostic techniques, vaccine vectors and immune responses, large DNA genome viruses
Laura Brown

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Fishes: immune responses to bacterial and viral pathogens; chemotherapeutants; vaccines; functional genomics
Ash Bullard

Auburn, AL, USA

Parasitology in aquatic organisms, parasite taxonomy and biology
David K. Cone

Halifax, NS, Canada

Taxonomy of myxozoans and monogeneans and ecology of fish parasites
Arik Diamant

Eilat, Israel

Fishes: parasites, especially protozoans
Diane G. Elliott

Seattle, WA, USA

Fishes: bacterial diseases, pathology and histopathology, diagnostic methods, host-pathogen interactions
Mansour El-Matbouli

Vienna, Austria

Fish and crustaceans: molecular aspects of host–parasite interaction; morphogenesis and ontogenesis of parasites; molecular immunology and pathobiology of parasitic diseases
Ralph Elston

Carlsborg, WA, USA

Fishes, molluscs: infections; neoplasms; aquaculture health management
Timothy W. Flegel

Bangkok, Thailand

Diseases of Crustaceans, shrimp
Marta Gomez-Chiarri

Kingston, Richmond, RI, USA

Molecular biology as it relates to shellfish and finfish disease
Frances Gulland

Sausalito, CA, USA

Diseases of marine mammals
Larry Hanson

Mississippi State, MS, USA

Viral and bacterial diseases of fish
David Hoole

Keele, UK

Host-parasite interactions in fish, especially to immunological responses; effects of water quality on fish immunity
Liliana Jaso-Friedmann

Athens, GA, USA

Immunology: cellular and molecular
Robert Johnson

Penrith, NSW, Australia

Diseases of amphibians and aquatic reptiles, Reptile haematology, Anaesthesia of amphibians and reptiles, Ethics of wildlife research
Michael L. Kent

Corvallis, OR, USA

Protozoan and myxozoan diseases of fish; diseases of zebrafish and pen-reared salmonid fishes
Gael Kurath

Seattle, WA, USA

Fish virology: RNA virus epidemiology, evolution, host specificity, and DNA vaccines
Yuanan Lu

Honululu, HI, USA

Marine animal cell cultures, viral diseases of aquatic animals, and vector mediated gene transfer
Kalman Molnár

Budapest, Hungary

Fishes: infections due to parasites (Coccidia, Myxosporea; Monogenea); pathology; drug use
Nicholas J. G. Moody

Geelong, VIC, Australia

Finfish virology: detection, identification and characterisation of viruses, diagnostic test development, pathogenesis, primary cell culture
Alexander G. Murray

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Epidemiology of aquatic animal diseases; epidemiological and environmental modelling
Mark S. Myers

Seattle, WA, USA

Fish histopathology, oncology, carcinogenesis; epizootiology
Leigh Owens

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Infectious diseases and host responses of aquatic animals, especially crustaceans, virulence determinants in Vibrios
Allan Pessier

San Diego, CA, USA

Amphibian disease and pathology, general pathology (invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians)
Trygve T. Poppe

Ås, Norway

Pathology and histopathology; side-effects of immunization; inflammatory responses
Jacques Robert

Rochester, NY, USA

Developmental and comparative immunology, viral immunity, biology of ranaviruses and other DNA viruses, molecular evolution, tumorgenesis, tumor immunity
Helmut Segner

Bern, Switzerland

Fishes; nutritional disorders, toxicological pathology, stress-related injuries; diseases due to microorganisms
Michael K. Stoskopf

Raleigh, NC, USA

Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics of drugs in aquatic species. Clinical background with aquatic mammals, marine fishes, reptiles and seabirds
Richard Thiery

Sophia Antipolis, France

Fish virology including molecular aspects, diagnostics, control (vaccine), nodavirosis in marine fish and rhabdoviral diseases
Antonio Villalba

Vilanova de Arousa, Spain

Parasites and diseases of bivalve molluscs; pathology; environmental influences; host defense mechanisms
Thomas Wahli

Bern, Switzerland

Host-pathogen relationships, esp. parasites and viruses
Burkard Watermann

Hamburg, Germany

Invertebrates (molluscs, crustaceans) and fishes: pollution-related diseases; epizootiology and histopathology
Keith Way

Weymouth, UK

Fish virology: fish cell culture, viral pathogenesis, development and validation of diagnostic methods and characterisation, significance of newly identified viruses
Richard J. Whittington

Camden, NSW, Australia

Epizootic haematopoietic Necrosis virus, iridoviruses and nodaviruses of finfish, mycobacterial diseases of farm animals, mechanisms and control of infectious diseases
Geert F. Wiegertjes

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Parasite infections, especially protozoan infections, of fish and the fish immune response to infection
Last edited: 07.08.2019