Global Ecology and Biogeography

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Edited By: Brian McGill

Impact Factor: 5.84

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/49 (Geography Physical); 12/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1466-8238

Associated Title(s): Diversity and Distributions, Journal of Biogeography

Editorial Board

Brian McGill, Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Bioscience East Rm 310; Tucson, Arizona, 85721, United States
Phone: (520) 621 9389
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Deputy Editors-in-Chief
Maria Dornelas, MASTS Lecturer, Centre for Biological Diversity, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Phone: +35 123 437 0779
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Twitter handle: @maadornelas

Richard Field, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, University Park; Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 115 846 6146

Senior Editor
Martin T. Sykes, Department of Physical Geography & Ecosystems Analysis, Ecosystem Modelling and Biodiversity Studies (EMBERS) Group, Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, 22362 Lund, Sweden.
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Editorial Office
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Associate Editors
Adam Algar, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrés Baselga, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Amanda Bates, University of Southampton, UK
Linda Beaumont, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Johnathan Belmaker, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany
Michael Borregaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonathan Davies, Department of Biology, McGill University, Canada
Vincent Devictor, Université Montpellier 2, France
Carlos M. Duarte, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Brian Enquist, University of Arizona, USA
Karl L. Evans, University of Sheffield, UK
Erica Fleishman, Colorado State University, USA
Marie-Josée Fortin, University of Toronto, Canada
Thomas Gillespie, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Rich Grenyer, Oxford University, UK
John-Arvid Grytnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Arndt Hampe, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain
Thomas Hickler, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
Allen Hurlbert, Biology Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Nick JB Isaac, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
Alberto Jiménez-Valverde, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid -CSIC, Spain
Greg Jordan, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Salit Kark, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Petr Keil, Charles University, Czech Republic
Sally A. Keith, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonathan Lenoir, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Drew Kerkhoff, Kenyon College, USA
Jeremy Kerr, University of Ottawa, Canada
Fabien Leprieur, Université de Montpellier, France
Kate Lyons, Smithsonian, USA
Josh Madin, Macquarie University, Australia
Margaret Mayfield, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
Shai Meiri, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Angela T. Moles, UNSW Australia, Australia
Naia Morueta-Holme, University of California Berkeley, USA
Miguel Ángel Olalla-Tárraga, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Alejandro Ordonez Gloria, University of Aarhus, Denmark
John M. Pandolfi, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Josep Penuelas, CREAF-CSIC, Spain
Pedro Peres-Neto, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, Unviersity of Exeter, UK
Jason Pither, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Benjamin Poulter, Department of Ecology, Montana State University, USA
Adriana Ruggiero, Universidad Nacional del Comahue-CONICET, Argentina
Brody Sandel, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Ana Santos, Universidade de Alcalá, Spain
Janne Soininen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Cascade Sorte, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA
David Storch, Charles University, Czech Republic
Nathan Swenson, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Gavin Thomas, University of Sheffield, UK
Derek Tittensor, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK
Peter van Bodegom, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University New Brunswick, USA
Xiaofeng Xu, Biology Department, San Diego State University, USA

Editors' Biosketches

Brian McGill
Brian McGill is a Professor in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. He also has a joint appointment in the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions research center. He did his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the university of Arizona and had an NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellowship at Michigan State and later held tenure-track positions at McGill University and the University of Arizona. Key topics of interest have included geographic ranges (what creates edges, the variation in abundance across the range, and how they will shift under climate change), species abundance distributions, how to measure biodiversity, and links between macroecological patterns and theories that lead to a unification of the field. Much of his current research is focused on how anthropogenic global change (especially climate change and land use change) is and is not impacting biodiversity. A common thread through most of his work is ecoinformatics or the computational and statistical strategies needed to do science with large datasets. Other common threads in his work include the role of climate, looking at the importance of scale and more generally the philosophy of science. He is a contributor to the blog Dynamic Ecology and a frequent participant in working groups at synthesis centers. He also enjoys hanging out with his wife, two sons and four pets while enjoying the outdoor opportunities offered by Maine.

Maria Dornelas
Maria Dornelas is a MASTS lecturer ( in the School of Biology ( at the University of St Andrews, with a double affiliation between the Center for Biological Diversity ( and the Scottish Oceans Institute ( She did her PhD in Marine Biology at James Cook University, and had postdoctoral fellowships and positions at the University of St Andrews, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the University of Aveiro. Maria's research attempts to quantify and understand patterns of biodiversity. She is works at a range of spatial scales, and hence is interested in scale itself in both space and time. Topics of her research include macro ecological theory, species coexistence, life history and demography, biodiversity quantification and temporal change in biodiversity. Her pet study system is coral reefs, but a lot of her work is synthesis

Martin T. Sykes
Martin Sykes is Professor emeritus in the Department of Physical Geography & Ecosystem Science at Lund University, Sweden. He is an experimental and theoretical plant ecologist with broad interests focused on modelling the responses of vegetation and biodiversity to climate, and on the maintenance of plant species diversity. He completed his PhD -a field and experimental study into the responses of native and exotic dune species to various environmental factors in New Zealand in 1987. His research has focussed on process-based ecosystem modelling with specific interests in assessing the vulnerability of ecosystems, particularly forests, to climate and land use change, the modelling of invasive species, species range shifts and bioclimatic envelopes, Holocene climates-ecosystem interactions and assessing new climate model predictions as well as field studies into landscape and species diversity in Swedish cultural landscapes, particularly semi-natural grasslands. He has been involved, over many years, both as co-ordinator and partner, in a wide range of international projects funded from Swedish, EU and USA funding agencies. He continues to act as a proposal assessor for Swedish and a range of international funding agencies including the EU