I gratefully acknowledge and thank the following individuals who served this journal during the past year as ad hoc Assigning Editors. This is an important service to Conservation Biology and its readership.

Andrew Balmford, University of Cambridge

Tim R. Birkhead, The University of Sheffield

Thomas Brooks, University of Cambridge

John A. Byers, University of Idaho

Kevin S. Cummings, Illinois Natural History Survey

Randy Currah, University of Alberta

Kevin J. Gaston, The University of Sheffield

John Gowdy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kevin D. Lafferty, University of California–Santa Barbara

F. Thomas Ledig, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Karen R. Lips, Southern Illinois University

Carolina Murcia, Wildlife Conservation Society, Colombia

Gary Paul Nabhan, Northern Arizona University

Peter H. Niewiarowski, University of Akron

Christine Padoch, New York Botanical Garden

James W. Petranka, University of North Carolina–Asheville

Francis Putz, University of Florida

Martin G. Raphael, Pacific Northwest Research Station

James Strittholt, Conservation Biology Institute

William J. Sutherland, University of East Anglia

Peter Tyack, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

John Wiens, Colorado State University

David S. Wilcove, Environmental Defense