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Edited By: Emilio Bruna

Impact Factor: 1.73

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 84/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1744-7429

Editorial Board

Emilio Bruna

Associate Editors
Marielos Peña Claros
Bryan Finegan
Beth Kaplin
Jennifer Powers

Reviews Editor
Ferry Slik

Book Review Editor
Norbert Kunert

Editorial Assistant
Wendy Martin

Editorial Office
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
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Biotropica Editorial Board 2016

Shin-ichiro Aiba, Kagoshima University, Japan. Forest structure and dynamics, tree diversity, subtropical forest, tropical montane forest

Elizabeth Arnold, University of Arizona, USA. Fungi, molecular systematics, phylogenetics, symbiosis, evolution, endophytes, mycorrhizae, tritrophic interactions

Robert Bagchi, University of Connecticut, USA. Tropical ecology, plant coexistence, biodiversity, Janzen-Connell hypothesis, environmental change, plant-insect/fungal interactions, Spatial ecology, numerical ecology

Christopher Baraloto, UMR EcoFoG, French Guiana. Biodiversity, community ecology, phylogenetic diversity, functional ecology, functional traits, herbivory, logging, regeneration

David Bickford, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Amphibians, herpetology, conservation biology, ecology, climate change, reproductive ecology, behavioral ecology, policy

John Blake, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Faculty, Florida, USA. Birds, avian ecology, community ecology, Neotropics, seed dispersal, camera trap and mist net

Nico Blüthgen, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Plant-insect interactions, ecological networks, community ecology, ants, dung beetles, herbivores, pollinators

Karina Boege, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico. Evolutionary ecology of plant-herbivore interactions, ontogenetic changes in plant defense, community ecology (plants and herbivores), evolution of phenotypic integration and plant invasive species

Frans Bongers, Wageningen UR, Netherlands. Climbers, natural regeneration, forest dynamics, ecological restoration, light, tropical forests, forest management, secondary forests, seed dispersal, silviculture

Jedediah Brodie, University of British Columbia, CA.Large mammals, plant-animal interactions, Southeast Asia

Emilio Bruna, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. Plant demography and population ecology, ant-plant mutualisms

Tómas Carlo, Penn State University, USA. Seed dispersal, frugivory, facilitation, bird-plant interactions, birds, mistletoes, landscape, neighborhoods

Ana Carnaval, City College of New York, USA. Amphibians, evolution

Liza Comita, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA. Community ecology, tropical forest dynamics, seedling ecology, regeneration, plant-pathogen interactions, plant ecology

Saara DeWalt, Biological Sciences, Clemson University, USA. Population and community plant ecology, invasive species ecology, liana ecology, secondary succession, seedling ecology, tropical forest dynamics, population genetics

Christopher Dick, University of Michigan, USA. Pollen dispersal, phylogeography, plant population genetics, molecular ecology

Donald Drake, University of Hawaii, USA. Island biology, seed ecology, plant reproductive biology, plant conservation

Amy Dunham, Rice University, USA. Defaunation, Madagascar and African rain forest, phylogenetic community structure, plant-vertebrate interactions, primate ecology, seed dispersal

Nina Farwig, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. Biotic interaction, interaction networks, landscape ecology, conservation ecology, forest ecology, functional ecology, pollination, seed dispersal

Tom Fayle, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic and Imperial College London, U.K. Ant community ecology, ant-plant interactions, fragmentation and disturbance, food webs

Bryan Finegan, Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE), Costa Rica. Secondary forest ecology and management

Donald Franklin, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. Bamboo, phenology, seasonal tropics, migration and nomadism, vegetation ecology, avian life histories

Eric Fuchs, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica. Tropical trees, breeding systems, dioecious species, population genetics, conservation genetics

Orou Gaoue, University of Tennessee, USA. Plant population dynamics, non-timber forest products, ecological impacts of human activities, ethnoecology, tropical ecology, plant population ecology, integral projection model, plant-animal interactions

Graciela García-Guzmán, National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, Mexico. Fungal plant pathogens, herbivory, evolution of plant defenses, plant disease expression, life history strategies of fungal pathogens, evolution of fungi associated to plants, endophytic fungi

Carlos Garcia-Robledo, Institute of Ecology, Mexico and Smithsonian Institution, USA. Biodemography, climate change, invasive species, molecular ecology, plant-insect interactions, quantitative genetics

Beth Kaplin, Antioch New England Graduate School and National University of Rwanda, Rwanda. Primate ecology and conservation, forest phenology, regeneration dynamics, seed dispersal ecology, protected areas conservation, ADD, edge and matrix effects

Chris Kettle, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Tropical forest ecology, Southeast Asia, conservation genetics, plant reproductive ecology, population genetics and species co-existence

Alexander Lees, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Tropical biodiversity, functional change, ornithology, land-use change, migration, conservation biology, avian biogeography and taxonomy

Susan Letcher, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA. Community ecology, forest ecology, lianas, phylogenetic community structure, succession

Tony Lynam, Wildlife Conservation Society, Thailand. Habitat fragmentation, deforestation, roads, small populations, endangered species, density estimation, occupancy, threats monitoring, large mammals, carnivores, ungulates, small mammals, home range estimation, camera-trapping, surveys, protected areas, conservation planning, landscapes, protection, law enforcement, hunting, wildlife trade

Kim McConkey, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India. Plant-mammal interactions; seed dispersal; functional ecology; primates; bats

Terry McGlynn, California State University, USA. Detrital food webs, ants and social insects, behavioral ecology

Erik Meijaard, The Nature Conservancy, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Mammal taxonomy, conservation and biogeography, forestry, community conservation, palaeoenvironments, phylogeography

Eike Neuschulz, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany. Ecosystem functioning, plant-animal interactions, seed dispersal, landscape fragmentation, biodiversity conservation

Vojtech Novotny, Institute of Entomology, Czech Republic. Biodiversity, food webs, forest, host specificity, insect community, insect herbivore, species richness, tropical

C. E. Paine, University of Stirling, U.K. Biodiversity, community ecology, functional ecology, coexistence, seedling ecology, community dynamics, growth

Renata Pardini, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Habitat fragmentation, habitat disturbance, mammals

Kate Parr, University of Oxford, UK. Ant community ecology, fire ecology, savannas, termites, insect ecology, biodiversity conservation and management

Marielos Peña-Claros, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal, Bolivia. Tropicial forest management, silviculture, tropical forest ecology, conservation, ecosystem services

Stacy Philpott, University of California, USA. Insects, ants, coffee, cacao, agroforest, agroecosystem, biodiversity, functional diversity, ecosystem services, predation, pest control, pollination, phorid fly, urban, community assembly

Michelle Pinard, University of Aberdeen, UK. Silviculture, forest management, logging, fire, forest ecology, tree regeneration, disturbance, montane forest ecology, agroforestry, ecosystem services, lianas, palm biology and ecology, matrix models

Jennifer Powers, University of Minnesota, USA. Ecosystems, ecology, nutrient cycling, carbon dynamics, succession, regeneration, plant functional traits, tropical dry forests, belowground processes

Douglas Robinson, Oregon State University, USA. Birds, avian ecology, community ecology, habitat fragmentation.

Ann Russell, Iowa State University, USA. Biogeochemistry of tropical and managed systems, plant species traits and ecosystem properties, belowground processes, and carbon sequestration

Sabrina Russo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Forest dynamics, seed dispersal, ecological statistics and modelling

Mahesh Sankaran, National Centre for Biological Studies, India. Savanna ecology, fire, large mammalian herbivores, herbivore-plant-soil interactions, climate change, biodiversity-ecosystem, function

Luitgard Schwendenmann, The University of Auckland, Australia. Ecosystem functions, biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, forest carbon, stable isotopes, mangroves, land use change

Eleanor Slade, University of Oxford, U.K. Dung beetles, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, South East Asia, tropical forests, oil palm, decomposition, invertebrates, habitat fragmentation, citizen science

Ferry Slik, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, China. Species diversity, floristics, forest biomass, phylogenetic diversity, species traits, forest fire, droughts, botany

Jeremy VanDerWal, James Cook University, Australia Spatial ecology, ecological modelling, ecological niche modelling, conservation biology, macroecology, biogeography, climate change, ecoinformatics

Heraldo Vasconcelos, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil. Amazonia, ant-plant interactions, ants, Cerrado, herbivory

Oscar Venter, James Cook University, Australia. Conservation planning, protected areas, land use change, forest carbon, ecological economics, ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation

James Watling, John Carroll University, USA. Amphibians and reptiles, community ecology, conservation biogeography, ecological modeling, landscape ecology

Ted Webb, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Tree community dynamics, disturbance, forest management, logging, biodiversity conservation, agroforestry

Catherine Yule, Monash University, Malaysia. Freshwater ecology, peat swamp forests, litter decomposition, macroinvertebrates

Pieter Zuidema, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Population dynamics, tree ecology, non-timber forest products, sustainable timber yield, tree ring analysis, climate-growth relations

The Editors wish to thank the following recent members of the Editorial Board for their services to Biotropica:

Fred Babweteera, Budongo Conservation Field Station, Uganda.
Jaboury Ghazoul, ETH, Switzerland. Fragmentation, invasive species, plant reproductive biology, pollination
Alexandra-Maria Klein, University of Göttingen, Germany. Applied ecology, habitat restoration, biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, pollination ecology
Matthew Linkie, Flora and Fauna International, Indonesia
Stefan Loetters, Trier University, Germany
Erik Meijaard, The Nature Conservancy, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Rebecca Morris, University of Oxford, UK. Community ecology, indirect interactions, food webs, insect herbivory, host-parasitoid interactions
Sarah Otterstrom, Paso Pacífico, Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
Maria Uriarte, Columbia University, USA
Kim Williams-Gullen, University of Washington, USA. Agroecology, bats, Central America, conservation biology, mammals, matrix habitat, primates, restoration ecology