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Myron A. Peck (Coordinator)

Department of Coastal Systems, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), 1790 AB Den Burg (Texel), The Netherlands
Katherine Richardson

Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Paul Snelgrove

Canada Research Chair in Boreal & Cold Ocean Systems, Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada
Rory P. Wilson

School of Biological Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

Inter-Research Editorial Staff

Susanne Schüller

Managing Editor & Production Editor
Ian Stewart

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, Claire Pritchard, Simone Ritter, Mae Rose Rossteuscher, Timothy St. Clair, Natalie Striepe, Nicole Taros, Tanja Tonn

Last edited: 31.05.2024

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

Rebecca G. Asch

Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA

Fish phenology, early life history, species distribution, climate change, modelling
Lisa T. Ballance

Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97365, USA

Seabird & marine mammal ecology, foraging, distribution, conservation
Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi

Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Via A. Volta 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Rocky shores, impact assessment and environmental conservation, biodiversity, experimental design
Antonio M. Bode

Centro Oceanografico de A Coruña, Apdo 130, 15080 A Coruña, Spain

Planktonic food webs and nitrogen cycles
Philippe Borsa

Biocomplexité des écosystèmes récifaux, IRD Centre de Montpellier - PS2, 911 avenue Agropolis, 34032 Montpellier cx, France

Population genetics, phylogeography, molecular systematics, fishes, mussels, DNA polymorphisms, PCR markers
Thierry Boulinier

Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) CNRS - Université Montpellier, UMR 5175, 34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France

Seabirds: ecology, population biology, diseases, dispersal, breeding, behavior, conservation
Scott C. Burgess

Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

Larval dispersal, life history, behavior, population genetics, evolutionary ecology
Just Cebrian

Vesta, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Coastal ecosystem ecology, trophic interactions, eutrophication, seagrass ecology
Sean R. Connolly

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama

Biodiversity, global change, macroecology, coral reef ecology, modelling
Peter J. Corkeron

Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia

Marine mammals, behavior, bioacoustics, anthropogenic impacts
Jana Davis

Chesapeake Bay Trust, 60 West St, Suite 405, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

Coastal and estuarine ecology, population ecology, fisheries and aquaculture
Omar Defeo

Universidad de la República - Facultad de Ciencias, Marine Science Unit, Rambla O'Higgins 5319, Montevideo 11400, Uruguay

Coastal ecology, conservation, anthropogenic impacts, sandy beaches, fisheries
Peter J. Edmunds

Department of Biology, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8303, USA

Coral reefs, cnidarian ecophysiology, subtidal benthic ecology
Kyle Hamish Elliott

McGill University, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9, Canada

Seabird ecology, physiology, distribution and behavior, biologging, Arctic ecosystem health
Simonetta Fraschetti

Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy

Experimental ecology, conservation, management, natural and human disturbances, coastal habitats
Robinson W. Fulweiler

Department of Earth and Environment & Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology along the land-ocean continuum
Oscar E. Gaggiotti

School of Biology, Centre for Biological Diversity & Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 8LB, UK

Genetic diversity (spatial patterns, evolution and ecological processes), population genetics theory, Bayesian statistics
Alejandro Gallego

Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory Aberdeen, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, UK

Biological oceanography, biophysical coupling, plankton ecology, modeling, ecology of fish early lifes stages
John N. Griffin

Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK

Biodiversity, community ecology, coastal wetlands, rocky shores, food webs, macroalgae, restoration, species interactions
Graeme Hays

Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia

Turtle ecology: migration, behavior, reproduction
Elliott Hazen

Environmental Research Division, SWFSC, NOAA, Monterey, CA 93940, USA, and Institute of Marine Sciences & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

Mammals, fishes, acoustics, ecosystem-based fisheries management
Alistair Hobday

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, TAS 7004, Australia

Climate impacts and adaptation, ecological risk assessment, large pelagic species
Keith A. Hobson

Department of Biology, Biological & Geological Sciences Building, Western University, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada

Stable isotopes, food webs, predator-prey relationships, birds
Jeroen Ingels

Coastal & Marine Laboratory, Florida State University, St. Teresa, FL 32358, USA

Benthic biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, food web ecology, deep-sea ecology, meiofauna
Sigrun H. Jónasdóttir

Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Charlottenlund Slot, Jægersborg Allé 1, 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark

Zooplankton feeding and population dynamics
Erik Kristensen

Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense M, Denmark

Benthos, bioturbation, microbial ecology, mangroves, sediment biogeochemistry
Chris Langdon

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA

Coral ecology, coral reef ecosystems, climate change, carbon cycling, ocean acidification
Jean-Sébastien Lauzon-Guay

Acadian Seaplants Ltd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X8, Canada

Population dynamics of benthic species, mathematical modeling, kelp bed, seaweed harvesting, sea urchin
Romuald N. Lipcius

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Conservation biology, predation, metapopulation and source-sink dynamics, benthic invertebrates
Steven E. Lohrenz

School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, 706 South Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744, USA

Phytoplankton physiology, biogeochemical cycling, aquatic optics
Tim McClanahan

Wildlife Conservation Society, PO Box 99470, Mombasa 80107, Kenya

Coral reef ecology, fisheries management, systems ecology and modeling
James B. McClintock

Department of Biology, University of Alabama, 109 Campbell Hall, 1530 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1170, USA

Invertebrates: chemical ecology, reproduction and nutrition, larval ecology, polar ecology
Franz Mueter

Department of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Quantitative fish ecology, fisheries oceanography, ecosystem approach to fisheries
Per J. Palsbøll

Marine Evolution and Conservation, Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

Evolutionary, ecological, population and conservation genetics, marine mammals
Joseph R. Pawlik

Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409, USA

Marine chemical ecology of invertebrates, chemical induction of larval settlement, natural products
Morten F. Pedersen

Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Roskilde University, PO Box 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Seagrass and macroalgae: physiology, population dynamics, herbivory
Simon J. Pittman

Oxford Seascape Ecology Lab, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Seascape ecology, systems ecology, habitat mapping, tropical fish ecology, marine protected areas
Pei-Yuan Qian

Department of Biology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Larval biology, biofilm, biofouling and antifouling, chemical ecology, molecular microbial ecology
Craig A. Radford

Institute of Marine Science, Leigh Marine Laboratory, The University of Auckland, Warkworth 0941, New Zealand

Bioacoustics, soundscapes, sensory physiology and recruitment of fish and crustaceans
Jake Rice

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Emeritus, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6, Canada

Science policy, management of marine resources, ecosystem effects of human activities
Eric Sanford

Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA

Invertebrate ecology, evolution, rocky shores, climate change, biogeography
Rochelle D. Seitz

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA

Benthic community ecology, predator-prey dynamics, food webs, population dynamics, hypoxia
Inna M. Sokolova

Institut für Biowissenschaften, Universität Rostock, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Biology Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-001, USA

Ecological physiology of invertebrates and effects of pollutants
Martin Solan

University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, benthic ecology, bioturbation
Deborah K. Steinberg

Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346, USA

Zooplankton ecology & physiology, coastal & deep-sea food webs, nutrient cycling
Konstantinos I. Stergiou

School of Biology, Department of Zoology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Fish population dynamics and distribution, fishing impacts, Mediterranean fisheries, fish biogeography, climate change
Robert M. Suryan

NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Vertebrate predators: foraging, reproduction, population dynamics, climate change effects
Mirta Teichberg

Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA

Ecology of macroalgae and seagrasses, ecophysiology, nutrient assimilation, coastal benthic ecosystems
Rob Toonen

Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kāneʻohe, HI 96744, USA

Molecular & larval ecology, population genetics, phylogenetics, conservation, coral reefs
Antony J. Underwood

Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities, Marine Ecological Laboratory A11, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Experimental intertidal and subtidal ecology, behavior, life cycles of sessile invertebrates
Shin-ichi Uye

Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8528, Japan

Plankton trophodynamics, jellyfish, copepods, population dynamics, feeding, coastal ecosystems
Ingrid van Putten

CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia

Environmental economics, behavioral economics, decision making, climate adaptation
Adriana Vergés

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Climate change, herbivory, restoration, seagrass, seaweeds, tropicalisation
Thomas Wernberg

UWA Oceans Institute & School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

Subtidal seaweed ecosystems, kelp forests, climate change, ocean warming, marine extreme events
Stephen Wing

Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

Food web structure, Southern Ocean ecosystems, trophic ecology, population biology
Marsh Youngbluth

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946, USA

Biological oceanography with special emphasis on zooplankton ecology and behavior
Last edited: 31.05.2024

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

David G. Ainley

Los Gatos, CA, USA

Top levels of marine food webs, marine ornithology, marine mammalogy
Laura Airoldi

Chioggia, Italy

Salt marshes, macroalgae, artificial structures, invasive species, biodiversity conservation and restoration
A. C. Anil

Dona Paula, Goa, India

Biofouling, invertebrate larvae, phytoplankton ecology, coastal ecosystems
Philippe Archambault

Québec, QC, Canada

Benthic and rocky shore ecology, biodiversity, aquaculture–environment interactions
Gary T. Banta

Roskilde, Denmark

Benthic ecology and ecotoxicology, bioturbation, biogeochemical cycling
Mario Barletta

Recife, PE, Brazil

Tropical and subtropical estuarine and coastal habitats, fish ecology, environmental impacts
Peter G. Beninger

Nantes, France

Bivalve feeding: feeding, digestion, reproduction
Marthán N. Bester

Hatfield, South Africa

Pinniped population ecology, feeding, dispersal and morphology
Patricia Bonin

Marseille, France

Structure and diversity of marine microbial communities, nitrogen cycle
Erik Bonsdorff

Turku/Åbo, Finland

Benthic ecology: structural & functional biodiversity, food webs, environmental impact studies
Barbara E. Brown

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances on coral reefs
Jeffrey A. Buckel

Morehead City, NC, USA

Fisheries ecology, predator-prey interactions, estimating vital rates
Michael Castellini

Fairbanks, AK, USA

Marine mammals and birds: physiology of diving and feeding
Juan Carlos Castilla

Santiago, Chile

Rocky shore ecology, coastal management, invertebrate predators
Maura G. Chapman

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Benthic ecology, experimental design, impact assessment, restoration, biodiversity
John H. Choat

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Reef ecology, fish ecology and evolution, coral reefs
Sean D. Connell

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Macroecology, landscape ecology of urban habitats, disturbance, kelp forests
Steve Dawson

Dunedin, New Zealand

Conservation biology, marine mammals
Rutger de Wit

Montpellier, France

Benthic microbial ecology, biogeochemical cycling, ecophysiological modelling
Sergey Dobretsov

Muscat, Oman

Chemical ecology of invertebrates, microbiology, biofouling, larval settlement
Quay Dortch

Silver Spring, MD, USA

Phytoplankton: physiological ecology, nutrient dynamics, harmful algal blooms
Daniel E. Duplisea

Mont-Joli, QC, Canada

System level analyses
Anastasios Eleftheriou

Heraklion, Greece

Benthos ecology, environmental impacts
Mike Elliott

Hull, UK

Structure and function of fish and benthic communities
Charles E. Epifanio

Lewes, DE, USA

Early life history of fish and invertebrate larvae
Robert J. Feller

Columbia, SC, USA

Trophic dynamics and energetics, meiofauna, immunology, salt marsh ecology
Tom Fenchel

Helsingør, Denmark

Population biology, microbial ecology
Jonathan A. D. Fisher

St. John's, NL, Canada

Fisheries ecology and conservation, intertidal and community ecology
Nicholas S. Fisher

Stony Brook, NY, USA

Physiological ecology of phytoplankton
Peter Fong

Gettysburg, PA, USA

Invertebrates, rocky intertidal, mud flat ecology, reproduction, neurophysiology
Rodney M. Forster

Hull, UK

Photosynthesis and primary production, photoinhibition, methodology and modeling, remote sensing
Ken Furuya

Tokyo, Japan

Phytoplankton ecology, community structure, dynamics
José A. Garcia Charton

Murcia, Spain

Reef fishes, marine protected areas, population genetics, experimental design
Brendan J. Godley

Penryn, UK

Marine turtle biology, ecology and conservation, satellite tracking
Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez

La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Zooplankton and nekton ecology: krill and copepod secondary production, parasitology and behavior
David Grémillet

Montpellier, France

Seabird behavior, energetics and evolution, anthropogenic effects
Benni Winding Hansen

Roskilde, Denmark

Laboratory, secondary production, grazing, growth, energetics, feeding behaviour
Per Juel Hansen

Helsingør, Denmark

Protist and phytoplankton ecology
Brian Helmuth

Nahant, MA, USA

Biomechanics, physiology, benthic and intertidal ecology, corals
Brian T. Hentschel

San Diego, CA, USA

Benthic, larval and salt-marsh ecology
Eric R. Holm

West Bethesda, MD, USA

Larval settlement and metamorphosis, fouling communities, biofouling adhesion
Masahiro Horinouchi

Matsue, Japan

Seagrass–fish assemblages
Kevin Hovel

San Diego, CA, USA

Coastal landscape ecology, predator–prey interactions, marine invertebrates
Catriona Hurd

Hobart, TAS, Australia

Seaweed nutrient physiology and ecology, hydrodynamics and biomechanics
David Hyrenbach

Waimanalo, HI, USA

Marine bird and mammal biogeography, habitats and conservation
Adrianna Ianora

Napels, Italy

Zooplankton physiology, phytoplankton–zooplankton interactions
Judson Kenworthy

Beaufort, NC, USA

Community ecology, eelgrass, seagrass
Raphael M. Kudela

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Phytoplankton ecology and physiology, harmful algal blooms, bio-optics and remote sensing
Michael R. Landry

La Jolla, CA, USA

Food web interactions, zooplankton ecology
Hunter S. Lenihan

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Temperate and coral reefs, estuaries, polar environments, fisheries, ecotoxicology
Samuel N. Luoma

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Feeding ecology of deposit feeders, geochemistry of trace elements in sediments
Mark Meekan

Darwin, NT, Australia

Ecology of fish larvae, sharks, and coral reefs
Zhi-Ping Mei

Halifax, NS, Canada

Marine primary production, phytoplankton ecology, planktonic ecosystem model
Thomas J. Minello

Galveston, TX, USA

Penaeid shrimps in estuaries, salt marsh restoration
Gilles Miron

Moncton, NB, Canada

Benthic ecology, recruitment and settlement processes, ecoethology
Peter J. Mumby

Exeter, UK

Multivariate statistical analysis, marine protected areas, coral reef ecology, fish populations
Takeshi Naganuma

Higashi-hiroshima, Japan

Microbial biogeography
Ivan Nagelkerken

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Fish and climate change, sensory ecology, coral reef fish ecology, fish behavior, mangrove ecosystems, connectivity
Richard D. M. Nash

Bergen, Norway

Fish biology, population dynamics, fisheries management
Helen Neil

Wellington, New Zealand

Marine geology, paleoceanography, paleoclimate, isotope geochemistry
Thomas Noji

Highlands, NJ, USA

Ecosystem processes, zooplankton ecology
Janet Nye

Stony Brook, NY, USA

Fisheries ecology, bioenergetics, ecosystem modeling, climate variability, climate change
Emil Ólafsson

Palma, Spain

Benthic ecology: energy flow and food webs, impact assessments, meiofauna
Paulette Peckol

Northampton, MA, USA

Algal physiology, photosynthesis, effects of disturbance on coral reefs and reef fishes
Peter Petraitis

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Community ecology, reproductions and life history, experimental design and statistics
John F. Piatt

Anchorage, AK, USA

Marine birds and mammals, food webs
Stéphane Plourde

Mont-Joli, QC, Canada

Zooplankton dynamics and secondary production, biological-physical models
Roberto Pronzato

Genova, Italy

Benthos population dynamics
Peter Ralph

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Chlorophyll a fluorescence, coral bleaching, sea ice photosynthesis, toxicology
Courtney E. Richmond

Glassboro, NJ, USA

Ecological impacts of environmental stress, population dynamics, ecological modeling, life history strategies
Hans Ulrik Riisgård

Kerteminde, Denmark

Bioenergetics and filter-feeding in macroinvertebrates, environmental effects
Michael J. Risk

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Coral reef ecology, soft bottom ecology, coastal processes
Lawrence P. Rozas

Lafayette, LA, USA

Estuarine ecology, habitat restoration, decapod crustaceans, fishes
Benjamin Ruttenberg

Miami, FL, USA

Life history, recruitment and biogeography of reef fishes, marine reserves
Jarrod A. Santora

Petaluma, CA, USA

Marine mammals, predator–prey dynamics
David R. Schiel

Christchurch, New Zealand

Plant–herbivore interactions, ecology of algae, invertebrate fisheries, aquaculture
Scott A. Shaffer

San Jose, CA, USA

Seabird foraging ecology and energetics, electronic tagging, habitat use
Antonio Sole-Cava

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Invertebrate population genetics, cryptic speciation, reproduction, benthic ecology, invertebrate fisheries
Stylianos Somarakis

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Marine fisheries ecology: reproduction and early life history, Mediterranean ecosystems
Erik Sotka

Charleston, SC, USA

Molecular and chemical ecology, evolution of biotic interactions
Kerrie Swadling

Hobart, TAS, Australia

Zooplankton, sea ice ecology, food web dynamics
Kam W. Tang

Gloucester Point, VA, USA

Planktonic and microbial processes
Martin Thiel

Coquimbo, Chile

Benthic ecology, biogeography, life history and behavioral ecology of marine invertebrates
Guglielmo Tita

Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC, Canada

Benthic ecology, meiofauna, aquaculture impacts, coastal zone management
Nick Tolimieri

Seattle, WA, USA

Fish ecology, population dynamics, larvae recruitment, competition and predation, regime shifts, experimental design
Dianne Tracey

Wellington, New Zealand

Deep-sea corals and deep-sea fisheries, biodiversity, seamount research
John F. Valentine

Dauphin Island, AL, USA

Biotic processes and flow of energy among trophic levels, seagrass food webs
Kay C. Vopel

Auckland, New Zealand

Benthic ecology, animal–sediment and sediment–seawater interactions, aquaculture effects
Stephen Votier

Edinburgh, UK

Seabird population dynamics, climate effects
Wen-Xiong Wang

Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry of trace elements, physiological ecology
Mark E. Warner

Lewes, DE, USA

Reef coral physiological ecology, photosynthesis and photoinhibition
Paula E. Whitfield

Beaufort, NC, USA

Invasion ecology and biology, climate change effects in marine communities
Last edited: 31.05.2024