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Marine Biodiversity

Marine Biodiversity

Editor-in-Chief: Pedro Martínez Arbizu

ISSN: 1867-1616 (print version)
ISSN: 1867-1624 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12526

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Pedro Martínez Arbizu
Senckenberg Research Institute
German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research
Südstrand 44
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Managing Editor

Lena Menzel
Senckenberg Research Institute
German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research
Südstrand 44
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
e-mail: marb@senckenberg.de

Editorial Board

Bank Beszteri, Bremerhaven, Germany
Angelika Brandt, Hamburg, Germany
Marco Curini Galletti, Sassari, Italy
Scott Cutmore, Brisbane, Australia
Sammy De Grave, Oxford, UK
Dieter Fiege, Frankfurt, Germany
Victor A. Gallardo, Concepción, Chile
Sabine Gollner, Texel, The Netherlands
Helmut Hillebrand, Oldenburg, Germany
Bert Hoeksema, Leiden, The Netherlands
Russ Hopcroft, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Dorte Janussen, Frankfurt, Germany
Stefanie Kaiser, Frankfurt, Germany
Kevin Kocot, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Paulo C. Lana, Curitiba, Brazil
Salvador E. Lluch-Cota, La Paz, Mexico
David M. Paterson, St. Andrews, UK
Stefano Piraino, Lecce, Italy 
Ashley Rowden, Wellington, New Zealand
Ricardo Santos, Azores, Portugal
Michaela Schratzberger, Suffolk, UK
Inga Kjersti Sjøtun, Bergen, Norway
Craig R. Smith, Honolulu, HI, USA
Gerhard Steiner, Vienna, Austria
Sabine Stöhr, Stockholm, Sweden
Heiko Stuckas, Dresden, Germany
Ralf Thiel, Hamburg, Germany
Victoriano Urgorri, A Graña – Ferrol, Spain
Mike Vecchione, Washington, DC, USA
Jan M. Weslawski, Sopot, Poland
Moriaki Yasuhara, Hong Kong, China

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    Marine Biodiversity is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research in marine ecosystems. Marine Biodiversity considers original research papers, reviews, short notes and two-page news (Oceanarium) on taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of any kind of marine organisms, on biogeography, morphological and genetic diversity, distribution of species, diversity patterns and gradients, co-existence of species and species interactions, processes and factors influencing community structure, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and present and historical use of marine biodiversity by human populations. Additional scope of the journal includes models and concepts explaining any aspect of species co-existence and species distribution, and descriptions of new methods to improve biodiversity research and species inventories. However, new records of distributions of individual species will not be considered for publication, unless high implications for biogeography or ecosystem structure and functioning can be demonstrated.

    Marine Biodiversity specially encourages contributions dealing with the understanding of the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity in marine systems and the role of species in structuring marine ecosystem functioning.

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