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Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

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Alicia E. Toranzo

Department de Microbiologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de Santiago, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Thomas B. Waltzek

Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

Inter-Research Editorial Staff

Christine Paetzold

Managing Editor
Susanne Schüller

Production Editor
Timothy St.Clair

Production Manager
Assistants to the Editors

John Austin, Matthias Dirbach, Sherry Engelhardt, Catherine Fesefeldt, Ivor George, Claudia Hamann, Karen Heuges, Justin Mellersh, Annabelle Meyer, Lars Nordmann, Claire Pritchard, Simone Ritter, Mae Rose Rossteuscher, Ian Stewart, Natalie Striepe, Nicole Taros, Tanja Tonn

Last edited: 31.08.2023

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, Center for Organismal Studies, University of Heidelberg, 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
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, 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, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7, Canada

Genomic, proteomic and metabolomic aspects
Michael L. Kent

Departments of Microbiology and Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 973211-3804, USA

Parasitology and pathology, protozoan and myxozoan diseases of fish
Fuhua Li

Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, PR China

Diseases of crustaceans, reproduction and development of crustaceans, functional genomics
Michael Moore

Biology Department, 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, 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

Deptartment of Microbiology and Immunology, 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, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Diseases of invertebrates, primarily crustaceans (etiology, pathology, epidemiology, ecology)
Bernd Sures

Aquatic Ecology, University Duisburg-Essen, 45117 Essen, Germany

Diseases in fishes due to environmental factors
David W. Verner-Jeffreys

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

Bacterial disease of fish and shellfish
Douglas Woodhams

College of Science and Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125-3393, USA

Disease ecology of amphibians
Thierry M. Work

Honolulu Field Station, National Wildlife Health Center, US Geological Survey, USGS-NWHC-HFS, Honolulu, HI 96850, USA

Diseases of seabirds, sea turtles, marine fish and invertebrates
Last edited: 31.08.2023

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
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
Sascha L. Hallett

Corvallis, OR, USA

Myxozoan parasites of fishes and annelids: detection, identification, life cycles, monitoring
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

Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Diseases of amphibians and aquatic reptiles, reptile haematology, anaesthesia of amphibians and reptiles, ethics of wildlife research
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

Iridoviruses and nodaviruses of finfish, herpesviruses of shellfish, mycobacterial diseases, transmission and control of infectious disease
Geert F. Wiegertjes

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Parasite infections, especially protozoan infections, of fish and the fish immune response to infection
Last edited: 31.08.2023