Ecology Letters

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Editor-in-Chief : Tim Coulson

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Online ISSN: 1461-0248

Editorial Board


Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief
Tim Coulson
Department of Zoology
University of Oxford
Oxford
UK
email: 
timothy.coulson@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Founding Editor
Michael Hochberg

Senior Editor
Peter H Thrall
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia
email: 
peter.thrall@csiro.au

Reviews & Syntheses
Jonathan Chase
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig
Germany
email: 
jonathan.chase@idiv.de

Helmut Hillebrand
University of Oldenburg
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Schleusenstrasse 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven
Germany
email: 
hillebrand@icbm.de

Ideas & Perspectives
Marcel Holyoak
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
USA
email: 
Maholyoak@Ucdavis.Edu

Editorial Office
Managing Editor
Nathalie Espuno
ecolets@cefe.cnrs.fr

Editorial Assistant
Stephane Hello
ecolets2@cefe.cnrs.fr

Ecology Letters Editorial Office
CEFE-CNRS
1919 route de Mende
34293 Montpellier cedex 5
France

Editors
Frederick R. Adler
email: 
adler@math.utah.edu
theoretical ecology, evolutionay ecology, biodiversity,mathematical epidemiology, population dynamics

 

Priyanga Amarasekare, USA
email: 
amarasek@uchicago.edu
species interactions, metapopulation dynamics, dispersal, spatial ecology, host-parasitoid interactions

 

Marti J. Anderson, New Zealand
e-mail: 
mja@stat.auckland.ac.nz
statistics, multivariate analysis, experimental design, environmental impact, community ecology, biodiversity, species distributions

 

Amy Angert, Canada
email: 
angert@mail.ubc.ca
range limit, demography, population dynamics, species coexistence, local adaptation

 

Hector T. Arita, Mexico
email: 
arita@oikos.unam.mx
macroecology, macroevolution, diversity, distribution, ecomorphology, vertebrates, North America, Neotropics

 

Richard D. Bardgett, UK
email: 
richard.bardgett@manchester.ac.uk
herbivory, terrestrial ecology, soil biodiversity and ecosystem function, nitrogen and carbon cycling, soil ecology

 

David R. Bellwood, Australia
email: 
david.bellwood@jcu.edu.au
Biodiversity, Resilience, Functional groups, Assembly Rules, Coral Reefs, ecosystem function, herbivory, fishes, biogeography, Evolution

 

Frida Ben-Ami, Israel
email: 
Frida@post.tau.ac.il
Evolutionary ecology, Host-parasite coevolution, Virulence, Mollusc, Freshwater snails, Daphnia

 

Bernd Blasius, Germany
email: 
bernd@agnld.uni-potsdam.de
chaos, synchronization, Moran effect, epidemic outbreaks, algal blooms, population dynamics, resource competition

 

Andrew Bourke, UK
email: 
A.Bourke@uea.ac.uk
social insect, evolutionary ecology, behavioural ecology, social evolution, insect

 

Corey Bradshaw, Australia
email: 
corey.bradshaw@adelaide.edu.au
conservation, population dynamics, density dependence, extinction, harvest, Allee effects, extinction, regulation, prediction

 

Ulrich Brose, Germany
email: 
ulrich.brose@idiv.de
population dynamics, food webs, keystone species, networks, trophic cascades, interaction strengths

 

Lauren Buckley, USA
email: 
lbuckley@uw.edu
biogeography, biodiversity, climate change, ranges, ecological forecasting, physiology, species distribution models, climate variability, species turnover

 

Yvonne M. Buckley, Ireland
email: 
y.buckley@uq.edu.au
population ecology, invasive plants, biocontrol, population dynamics, optimal management

 

James (Jeb) E Byers, USA
email: 
jebyers@uga.edu
invasive species, trematode parasites, marine ecology, ecosystem engineers, competition, conservation biology, marine reserves, parasite mediated interactions, population ecology, community ecology

 

Vincent Calcagno, France
email: 
vcalcagno@sophia.inra.fr
Spatially subdivided habitats, Dispersal, adaptive dynamics, Community assembly, Ecological trade-off, Behavior, Movement

 

Brenda Casper, USA
email: 
bcasper@sas.upenn.edu
arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure and niche partitioning, arbuscular mycorrhizae and soil properties, plant-soil feedback, belowground plant competition, plant community structure, pollination ecology, fruit and seed abortion, incompatibility systems, resource allocation in plants

 

Jerome Chave, France
email: 
chave@cict.fr
Tropical Forests, species-area cu, life-history trade-offs, spatial ecology, neutral model, ecological community, density dependence, plant allometry, carbon cycle in the tropics, statistical physics

 

Elsa Cleland, USA
email: 
ecleland@ucsd.edu
Plant community ecology, Ecosystem ecology, Global change, Phenology, Invasion, Meta-analysis, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Plant-soil interactions, Experiment

 

Jean Clobert, France
email: 
jclobert@snv.jussieu.fr
Dispersal, population dynamic, behavior, physiological ecology, life history evolution

 

Liza Comita, USA
email: 
liza.comita@yale.edu
tropical forest, seedling, forest dynamics, regeneration, species coexistence

 

Howard Cornell, USA
email: 
cornell@udel.edu
coral reef, defense theory, marine, community, species diversity, species energy theory, invasive species, plant insect, biocontrol, niche

 

Franck Courchamp, France
email: 
franck.courchamp@u-psud.fr
Population dynamics, Conservation biology, Allee effects, Invasion biology, Trophic interactions, Overexploitation, Climate change, Biodiversity

 

Giulio De Leo, Italy
email: 
giulio.deleo@unipr.it
Population dynamics, host-parasite dynamics, Renewable Resource Management, Fishery management, Population Viability Analysis

 

Luc De Meester, Belgium
email: 
Luc.DeMeester@bio.kuleuven.be
evolutionary ecology, zooplankton, micro-evolution, metacommunities, aquatic ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics

 

Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Australia
email: 
g.diaz-pulido@griffith.edu.au
algae, coral reefs, climate change, ocean acidification, reef degradation

 

John Drake, USA
email: 
john@drakeresearchlab.com
demographic stochasticity, ecology, extinction, ecology, Daphnia, infectious disease, ecology

 

Regan Early, UK
email: 
R.Early@exeter.ac.uk
niche modelling, biogeography, invasive species, climate change, metapopulation, population dynamics, macro ecology

 

Dieter Ebert, Switzerland
email: 
dieter.ebert@unibas.ch
parasite evolution, host evolution, metagenomics, coevolution, population genetics, experimental evolution, population genomics, microbiota

 

Brian J. Enquist, USA
email: 
benquist@u.arizona.edu
Plant functional ecology, macroecology, scaling, allometry, community ecology, ecophysiology, tropical ecology, global ecology, ecoinformatics

 

Rampal S. Etienne, The Netherlands
email: 
r.s.etienne@rug.nl
community ecology, metabolic ecology, metapopulation ecology, neutral theory, evolutionary community ecology

 

Noah Fierer, USA
email: 
noah.fierer@colorado.edu
soil microbiology, soil ecology, microbial ecology, bacteria, archaea

 

Tadashi Fukami, USA
email: 
fukamit@stanford.edu
species diversity, community assembly, ecosystem function, diversification, restoration

 

Gregor Fussmann, Canada
email: 
gregor.fussmann@mcgill.ca
food web, stability-complexity, rotifer, plankton dynamics, microcosm, food-web model, evolutionary dynamics, chemostat, chaotic dynamics, plankton

 

Jean-Michel Gaillard, France
email: 
gaillard@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Population Dynamics, Life history evolution, Demography, Senescence, Sex ratio variation

 

Mark O. Gessner
email: 
gessner@igb-berlin.de
litter decomposition, ecosystem functioning, microbes, fungi, biodiversity, global change, freshwater

 

José Marìa Gomez, Spain
email: 
jmgreyes@ugr.es
plant-animal interaction, pollination ecology, coevolution, evolutionary ecology, genetical ecology, seed dispersal, plant reproductive ecology, phenotypic evolution, natural selection

 

Dominique Gravel, Canada
email: 
dominique_gravel@uqar.ca
neutral ecology, Spatial ecology, niche theory, Food web, spatial ecology, Network, dispersal, Metacommunity, heterogeneity, Metaecosystem

 

Gregory Grether, USA
email: 
ggrether@ucla.edu
evolutionary behavioral ecology, aggression, interference competition, character displacement, sexual selection, animal coloration

 

James Grover, USA
email: 
grover@exchange.uta.edu
community ecology, Microbial ecology, limnology, theoretical ecology, plant ecology, ecological stoichiometry, nutrient dynamics

 

Jessica Gurevitch, USA
email: 
jgurvtch@life.bio.sunysb.edu
biological invasions, statistics of experimental design, plant population & community ecology, plant demography, meta-analysis

 

Nick Haddad, USA
email: 
nick_haddad@ncsu.edu
corridor, connectivity, habitat fragmentation, rare species, biodiversity

 

Luke Harmon, USA
email: 
lukeh@uidaho.edu
phylogeny, comparative method, character evolution, community ecology, neutral models

 

Fangliang He, Canada
email: 
fhe@ualberta.ca
biostatistics, spatial statistics, biological conservation, scaling, metapopulation dynamics, competition, biodiversity, macroecology, biogeography

 

Mikko Heino, Norway
email: 
mikko.heino@bio.uib.no
Life history evolution, fisheries ecology, harvesting, spatially structured populations, evolutionary ecology

 

Jane K Hill, UK
email: 
jkh6@york.ac.uk
biodiversity, insect conservation, habitat fragmentation, climate change, tropical ecology

 

Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, USA
email: 
jhrl@u.washington.edu
ecology, climate change, statistics, invasions, dispersal

 

Dave Hodgson, UK
email: 
D.J.Hodgson@exeter.ac.uk
biodiversity, disturbance, population dynamics, demography, disease, transient dynamics

 

David Hosken, UK
email: 
d.j.hosken@exeter.ac.uk
sexual selection, sperm competition, sexual conflict, evolution, fitness, quantitative genetics, behaviour

 

Murray Humphries, Canada
email: 
murray.humphries@mcgill.ca
behaviour, energetics, resources, climate, boreal, rodents, metabolism

 

Rebecca Irwin, USA
email: 
rirwin@uga.edu
plant-animal interactions, species invasions, mutualisms, cheaters, herbivory, pollination

 

Kavita Isvaran, India
email: 
kavita@ces.iisc.ernet.in
mating systems, sexual selection, animal personality, comparative analyses, mammal ecology

 

Elisabeth Jeffers, UK
email: 
elizabeth.jeffers@zoo.ox.ac.uk
palaeoecology, nutrient dynamics, global change, theoretical ecology, ecological stoichiometry, population & community dynamics, extinction ecology, biotic interactions

 

Puni Jeyasingh, USA
email: 
puni.jeyasingh@okstate.edu
Ecological Stoichiometry, Limnology, Evolutionary Ecology, Aquatic ecology, Ecological Physiology, Daphnia, Nutritional physiology, Evolutionary ecology, Phenotypic plasticity, Zooplankton

 

Nancy Johnson, USA
email: 
nancy.johnson@nau.edu
microbial ecology, soil ecology, soil communities, mycorrhizas, mutualism, parasitism

 

Kate Jones, UK
email: 
kate.e.jones@ucl.ac.uk
biodiversity, conservation, bats, wildlife disease, ecology, macroecology, monitoring

 

Ferenc Jordàn, Hungary
email: 
jordan.ferenc@gmail.com
food web, keystone species, connectivity, fragmentation, indirect interactions, social network

 

David Kleijn, The Netherlands
email: 
David.Kleijn@wur.nl
ecosystem services, plant species richness, Nature conservation, Meadow birds, landscape context, farmland birds, Farmland, evaluating conservation management, bumblebees

 

Johannes M H Knops, USA
email: 
jknops2@unl.edu
biological invasions, Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, community ecology, agroecology

 

Kevin Lafferty, USA
email: 
lafferty@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Parasites, Food webs, Dilution effect, Snowy Plover, Trematode

 

Josh Lawler, USA
email: 
jlawler@u.washington.edu
Biodiversity, landscape pattern, habitat selection, Conservation planning, reserve selection, fragmentation, climate change, birds, landscape change

 

Andrew Liebhold, USA
email: 
aliebhold@fs.fed.us
spatial dynamics, forest insects, spatial synchrony, biological invasions, population dynamics, empirical analysis, allee effects, insect ecology, invasion pathways, population management

 

Lingli Liu, China
email: 
lingli.liu@ibcas.ac.cn
global change, climate change, nitrogen deposition, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, decomposition, meta-analysis

 

Francisco Lloret, Spain
email: 
francisco.lloret@uab.es
fire ecology, plant community, climate change, Mediterranean, community dynamics

 

Hafiz Maherali, Canada
email: 
maherali@uoguelph.ca
Evolutionary physiology, physiological ecology, evolutionary ecology, plant ecology, plant-fungal interactions, symbioses, global change, invasion

 

Dustin Marshall, Australia
Email: 
d.marshall1@uq.edu.au
marine community ecology, offspring size, maternal effects, competition, egg size, marine, phenotypic plasticity, egg size, quantitative genetics

 

Jessica Metcalf, USA
email: 
cmetcalf@Princeton.edu
Ecology, Evolution, coexistence, growth, monocarpic plant, reproductive delays, survival, demograhy

 

Arne Mooers, Canada
email: 
amooers@sfu.ca
Comparative Methods, Phylogenetics, biodiversity, ENSO, molecular evolution

 

Hélène Morlon, France
email: 
helene.morlon@polytechnique.edu
macroevolution, biodiversity theory, macroecology, evolutionary ecology, community phylogenetics, microbial ecology, biogeography

 

David Mouillot, France
email: 
david.mouillot@univ-montp2.fr
fish, functional diversity, macroecology, model, indices

 

Peter Mumby, Australia
email: 
p.j.mumby@uq.edu.au
Coral reefs, Spatial ecology, Simulation modelling, Trophic cascades, Resilience, Herbivory, Landscape ecology

 

Stephen Munch, USA
email: 
steve.munch@noaa.gov
population dynamics, dynamic optimization, statistics, life history, growth, time series, contemporary evolution, transgenerational plasticity

 

Ran Nathan, Israel
email: 
rnathan@cc.huji.ac.il
movement ecology, seed dispersal, bird migration, foraging, long-distance dispersal

 

Sergio A. Navarrete, Chile
email: 
snavarrete@bio.puc.cl
species diversity, top-down & bottom-up processes, large-sale processes, Interaction strength, community regulation, coastal oceanography, experimental ecology, recruitment, larval transport, predation

 

Shuli Niu, China
email: 
sniu@igsnrr.ac.cn
ecosystem ecology, global change, biogeoscience, carbon cycle, climate change

 

Ryan Norris, Canada
email: 
rnorris@uoguelph.ca
migration, stable isotopes, behavioural ecology, birds, connectivity

 

Vojtech Novotny, Czech Republic
email: 
novotny@entu.cas.cz
Tropical forests, plant-insect interactions, insect communities, biodiversity, herbivory, food webs, conservation ecology

 

Mary O'Connor, Canada
email: 
oconnor@zoology.ubc.ca
temperature, metabolic scaling, dispersal, food web, interaction strength, larvae

 

Rick Ostfeld, USA
email: 
ostfeldr@caryinstiutute.org
infectious disease, biodiversity, community ecology, mammals, parasite ecology

 

Otso Ovaskainen, Finland
email: 
otso.ovaskainen@helsinki.fi
statistical ecology, mathematical ecology, metapopulation, spatial ecology, theoretical ecology

 

John Pannell, Switzerland
email: 
john.pannell@unil.ch
metapopulation, genetics, selection, plants, plant sexual systems

 

Josep Peñuelas, Spain
email: 
josep.penuelas@uab.es
Mediterranean ecosystems, plant ecophysiology, VOCs, terrestrial ecosystems, plant ecophysiology, atmosphere-biosphere relationships, climate change, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, global change, climate change

 

Helen Regan, USA
email: 
hregan@sciences.sdsu.edu
decision theory, uncertainty analysis, risk assessment, quantitative conservation ecology, population modeling, population viability analysis, global change biology, conservation ecology

 

Marcel Rejmanek, USA
email: 
mrejmanek@ucdavis.edu
plant invasions, succession, regeneration of tropical forests, Plant communities, seed dispersal

 

Ana Rodrigues, France
email: 
sniu@igsnrr.ac.cn
complementarity, conservation biology, land use, priority setting, reserve networks, reserve selection

 

Kristen Ruegg, USA
email: 
kruegg@ucsc.edu
population genetics, speciation, hybrid zones, conservation genetics, evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology

 

Serguei Saavedra, USA
email: 
sersaa@mit.edu
ecological networks, quantitative ecology, community ecology, system dynamics, species coexistence, mutualistic systems, competition systems

 

Christoph Scherber, Germany
email: 
Christoph.Scherber@agr.uni-goettingen.de
herbivory, biodiversity, plant-insect interactions, biodiversity, climate change

 

Eric Seabloom, USA
email: 
seabloom@umn.edu
plant community dynamics, invasibility, restoration ecology, grasslands, wetlands

 

Carla Sgro, Australia
email: 
carla.sgro@sci.monash.edu.au
quantitative genetics, clines, life history, evolutionary biology, adaptation

 

Katriona Shea, USA
email: 
k-shea@psu.edu
Biological invasions, theoretical ecology, applied theoretical ecology, population dynamics, dispersal

 

Andrew Sih, USA
email: 
asih@ucdavis.edu
freshwater, behaviour, population ecology, community ecology, life history traits, sexual selection, species invasions, pesticides, predator-prey ecology

 

Gabriele Sorci, France
email: 
gsorci@snv.jussieu.fr
Behavioural ecology, ecological immunology, evolution, Life history, sexual selection, host-parasite interactions

 

Bob Sterner, USA
email: 
stern007@d.umn.edu
limnology, stoichiometry, plankton, eutrophication, urban, nitrogen, phosphorus

 

David Storch, Czech Republic
email: 
storch@cts.cuni.cz
species richness, species-energy relationship, patterns in species distributions, abundance, species-area relationship, self-similarity, scaling, null models, birds, Fractals

 

Katharine Suding, USA
email 
ksuding@uci.edu
dispersal, species loss, restoration, plant-soil feedbacks, nitrogen cycling, invasion/invasive species, functional traits, ecosystem function, competition and coexistence, community structure

 

Nathan Swenson, USA
email 
swenson@umd.edu
functional trait, phylogeny, tropical forest ecology, forest dynamics plot, niche conservatism, trait evolution, transcriptome, functional ecology, macro ecology, community ecology

 

Wilfried Thuiller, France
email: 
wilfried.thuiller@ujf-grenoble.fr
spatial ecology, Species distribution modelling, Functional plant ecology, Dynamic modelling, global change biology, biogeography, biodiversity

 

Ted Turlings, Switzerland
email: 
ted.turlings@unine.ch
chemical ecology, plant-insect ecology, agro-ecology, tritrophic interactions, biological control

 

Maria Uriarte, USA
email: 
mu2126@columbia.edu
spatial ecology, forest ecology, secondary forests, disturbance, hurricanes, seed dispersal

 

Minus van Baalen, France
email: 
minus.van.baalen@ens.fr
Evolution of population interactions, spatial dynamics, group and kin selection, communication

 

Nicole M. van Dam, The Netherlands
email: 
n.vandam@nioo.knaw.nl
chemical plant ecology, multitrophic interactions, herbivores, costs and benefits, induction signalling, induced defenses, plant-insect interactions, glucosinolates, alkaloids, plant-nematode interactions

 

Dedmer van de Waal, Netherlands
email: 
d.vandewaal@nioo.knaw.nl
Harmful cyanobacteria, Harmful algal blooms, Ecological stoichiometry, Resource competition, Carbon acquisition

 

Wim H. van der Putten, The Netherlands
email: 
W.vanderPutten@nioo.knaw.nl
multitrophic interactions, soil pathogens, soil ecology, plant-soil feedback, plant defence, pathogens, nematodes, linking above-belowground, biological invasions

 

David Vasseur, USA
email: 
david.vasseur@yale.edu
Theoretical Ecology, Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Environmental Variation

 

Mark Vellend, Canada
email: 
mvellend@mail.ubc.ca
biodiversity, seed dispersal, plant ecology, metapopulations, land use history, genetic diversity, Species diversity

 

Montserrat Vilà, Spain
email: 
montse.vila@ebd.csic.es
biological invasions, disturbance, alien species, Mediterranean vegetation, plant competition

 

Bridgett VonHoldt, USA
email: 
vonholdt@Princeton.edu
Epigenetics, Population genomics, Conservation genetics, Evolutionary genomics, Hybridization, Molecular ecology

 

Colleen Webb, USA
email: 
ctwebb@lamar.colostate.edu
modeling, evolutionary ecology, disease, spatial models, resilience

 

David F Westneat, USA
email: 
biodfw@email.uky.edu
sexual selection, sexual conflict, extra-pair paternity, plasticity, mating behavior

 

John J. Wiens, USA
email: 
wiensj@life.bio.sunysb.edu
species richness, phylogeny, evolution, speciation, niche

 

John Williams, USA
email: 
jww@geography.wisc.edu
pollen, vegetation dynamics, diversity, Biomes, Land Cover Change, productivity, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, climate, global change

 

Tim Wootton, USA
email: 
twootton@uchicago.edu
experimental ecology, community ecology, marine ecology, river ecology, indirect effects, food web, interaction strength

 

Hilary Young, USA
email: 
hillary.young@lifesci.ucsb.edu
spatial subsidies, donor control, bottom-up effect, nutrient depletion, introduced species, seabird, Cocos nucifera, tropical island, herbivory

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