Global Ecology and Biogeography

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Edited By: David J. Currie

Impact Factor: 7.242

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/46 (Geography Physical); 7/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1466-8238

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

Editorial Board

David J. Currie, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie Priv., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6355
fax: (613) 562-5486
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Editorial Assistant - for all administrative communications:
Iris Poessé

José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho, Departamento de Biologia Geral,
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
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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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Associate Editors
Adam Algar,University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrés Baselga, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Linda Beaumont, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Johnathan Belmaker, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany
Marcel Cardillo, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Sean R. Connolly, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Vincent Devictor, Université Montpellier 2, France
Carlos M. Duarte, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Brian Enquist, University of Arizona, USA
Karl L. Evans, University of Sheffield, UK
Richard Field, University of Nottingham, UK
Erica Fleishman, University of California, Davis, USA
Thomas Gillespie, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
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
Alberto Jiménez-Valverde, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid -CSIC, Spain
Greg Jordan, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Jeremy Kerr, University of Ottawa, Canada
Salit Kark, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Margaret Mayfield, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
Christy McCain, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, USA
Shai Meiri, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Gary Mittelbach, Michigan State University, USA
Miguel Olalla-Tárraga, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain
Josep Peñuelas, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Pedro Peres-Neto, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Benjamin Poulter, Department of Ecology, Montana State University, USA
Michael Rex, University of Massachusetts, USA
Adriana Ruggiero, Universidad Nacional del Comahue-CONICET, Argentina
Bill Shipley, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Janne Soininen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Gavin Thomas, University of Sheffield, UK
Derek Tittensor, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK
Peter van Bodegom, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ian Wright, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Editors' Biosketches

David J. Currie
David Currie is a Professor in the Biology Department of the University of Ottawa, where he has taught since 1985. He did his post-graduate work in freshwater biology at McGill University and post-doctoral work in biostatistics at Université de Montréal. His early work examined interactions among bacterioplankton, phytoplankton and fish for dissolved nutrients in laboratory and field systems. He has also had a long-standing interest in broad-scale patterns in the abundance and species richness of plants, vertebrates, insects and corals. Current research in his lab focuses on broad-scale patterns in the organisation and functioning of biological systems and how human activities such as habitat conversion and use of pesticides impact upon them.

José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho has held the post of Professor of Ecology & Evolution at the Federal University of Goiás in central Brazil since 1994, and is currently 1A level Productivity Researcher of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He is also a visiting full professor in the Environment and Health Program of Catholic University of Goiás, and an elected fellow of the Linnean Society. His main research interests concern the application of statistical and mathematical methods in macroecology, biogeography and conservation biology.  His current research focuses on the applications of spatial statistics and simulation procedures to understand mechanistic processes underlying diversity gradients, and includes, in collaboration with Thiago Rangel and Luis Mauricio Bini, the development of an integrated computational platform for spatial analysis in macroecology (SAM – Spatial Analysis in Macroecology).

Martin T. Sykes
Martin Sykes is a Professor of Plant Ecology and currently Director of Research Education in the Geobiosphere Science Centre at Lund University, Sweden. He is an experimental and theoretical 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. He spearheaded the application of stand-scale and global dynamic vegetation models to study past, present and future climate impacts on terrestrial vegetation distribution and productivity. He is/has been involved, both as co-ordinator and partner, in a wide range of international projects funded from USA sources or more recently in the European Union's 4th, 5th & 6th framework programmes. Current research in his group in Lund focusses on process-based ecosystem modelling: with specific projects assessing the vulnerability of ecosystems 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. Research within Sweden centres on assessing climate change effects on forest ecosystems, their vegetation dynamics and processes, and field studies into landscape, species and genetic diversity in Swedish cultural landscapes, particularly semi-natural grasslands.