Global Ecology and Biogeography

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Edited By: Brian McGill

Impact Factor: 6.531

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 1/46 (Geography Physical); 10/145 (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, CESAM - Department of Biology, Campus de Santiago; Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal
Phone: +35 123 437 0779
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Richard Field, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, University Park; Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 115 846 6146

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

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Associate Editors
Adam Algar,University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Amanda Bates, University of Southampton, UK
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
Michael Borregaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonathan Davies, Department of Biology, McGill University, Canada
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
Erica Fleishman, University of California, Davis, USA
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
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
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
Naia Morueta-Holme, UC Berkeley, 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
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
Janne Soininen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Cascade Sorte, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA
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

Xiaofeng Xu, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

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.

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