DAO Editors

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Otto Kinne



Stephen W. Feist

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




Christine Paetzold



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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.


Andrew C. Barnes


The University of Queensland, Centre for Marine Studies, Brisbane, Queensland 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


Fisheries Research Services (FRS), Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101, Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, UK

Molecular Aspects of Disease Phenomena


Jeff A. Cowley


CSIRO Livestock Industries, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, St. Lucia, Queensland 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, Georgia 30602, USA

Immunology Research in Aquatic Organisms


Stephen W. Feist

(address as above)

Diseases of Molluscs, Lower Invertebrates, and Microorganisms. Histopathology of fish and shellfish.


Lori Gustafson


National Surveillance Unit, Fort Collins, Colorado 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, California 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


Thomas Lang


Thünen-Institut für Fischereiökologie, Herwigstr. 31, 27572 Bremerhaven, Germany

Diseases in Fishes - Due to Proliferative Disorders


Michael Moore


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

Disease Research in Aquatic Mammals


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, Virginia 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, Tennessee 37232, USA

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


Jeffrey D. Shields


Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William & Mary, PO Box 1346, Gloucester Point, Virginia 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, Hawaii 96850, USA

Diseases of seabirds, sea turtles, marine fish and invertebrates





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


Bassem Allam

Stony Brook, New York, 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


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


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, Washington, 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, Washington, USA

Fishes, molluscs: infections; neoplasms; aquaculture health management


Timothy W. Flegel

Bangkok, Thailand

Diseases of Crustaceans, shrimp


Marta Gomez-Chiarri

Kingston, Richmond, USA

Molecular biology as it relates to shellfish and finfish disease


Frances Gulland

Sausalito, California, USA

Diseases of marine mammals


Larry Hanson

Mississippi State, Mississippi, 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, Georgia, 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, Oregon, USA

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


Gael Kurath

Seattle, Washington, USA

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


Yuanan Lu

Honululu, Hawaii, USA

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


Molnár K

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, Washington, 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, California, 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, New York, USA

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


Dave S. Rotstein

Suitland, Maryland, USA

Pathology, gross and histologic; population health


Helmut Segner

Bern, Switzerland

Fishes; nutritional disorders, toxicological pathology, stress-related injuries; diseases due to microorganisms


Michael K. Stoskopf

Raleigh, North Carolina, 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