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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters

Editor-in-Chief: Ulrich Sommer

ISSN: 0025-3162 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-1793 (electronic version)

Journal no. 227

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Editor-in-Chief
Ulrich Sommer
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
GEOMAR
24105 Kiel, Germany
e-mail: marinebiology@geomar.de

Managing Editor
Barbara Santer
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
GEOMAR
24105 Kiel, Germany
e-mail: marinebiology@geomar.de

Reviews Editor
Sandra E. Shumway
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut
Groton, CT, USA
e-mail: sandra.shumway@uconn.edu

Please contact the Reviews Editor before submitting a review manuscript.

Associate Editors
Nicole Aberle-Malzahn
Department of Biology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway
e-mail: nicole.aberle-malzahn@ntnu.no
Phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions: Lower food web dynamics, trophic ecology (stable isotopes), food quality, proto-/microzooplankton, climate change impacts

Angus Atkinson
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Plymouth, UK
e-mail: aat@pml.ac.uk
Zooplankton and micronekton: Phenology, biogeochemical function, food webs, feeding, Southern Ocean 

Larisa Avens
NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Beaufort, NC, USA
e-mail:  larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Marine megafauna (marine turtles): life history (age, growth, life stage durations), navigation, population surveys, telemetry, trophic ecology (stable isotopes)

Kai Bischof
Department of Marine Botany
University of Bremen
Bremen, Germany
e-mail: kbischof@uni-bremen.de
Benthic primary producers: Ecophysiology, photosynthesis, seaweeds

Elizabeta Briski
GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Kiel, Germany
e-mail: ebriski@geomar.de
Invasive Species: Ecology, physiology, genetics, environmental impact, management strategies

Fabio Bulleri
Department of Biology
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
e-mail: fabio.bulleri@unipi.it
Rocky shore communities: Ecology, biological invasions, human impacts, herbivore-plant interactions

Maria Byrne
Schools of Medical and Biological Science
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
e-mail: mbyrne@anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Echinoderms: Reproduction, development, impact of global change

John K. Carlson
NOAA Fisheries Service
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Panama City, FL, USA
e-mail: john.carlson@noaa.gov
Elasmobranchs:  Life history, movements, population dynamics, ecophysiology

Paolo Casale
Dept. of Biology and Biotechnologies "Charles Darwin"
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy
e-mail: paolo.casale1@gmail.com
Marine turtles: ecology, distribution and movements, life history, population dynamics and structure, conservation biology, interaction with fisheries

Gee Chapman
School of Biological Sciences
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
e-mail: gee.chapman@sydney.edu.au
Coastal intertidal systems: Urban environments, human impacts, restoration.
Experimental design

Antonio Checa
Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology
University of Granada
Granada, Spain
e-mail: acheca@ugr.es
Molluscs: Constructional morphology, biomineralization, evolution

Yves Cherel
Chizé Centre for Biological Studies, CNRS
Villiers-en-Bois, France
e-mail: cherel@cebc.cnrs.fr
Top predators and seabirds: Foraging, nutrition, trophic relationships, trophic markers (lipids, stable isotopes), Southern Ocean

Kendall Clements
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland
Auckland Central, New Zealand
e-mail: k.clements@auckland.ac.nz
Reef Fish: Speciation, phylogenetics, demography, evolutionary ecology.
Feeding, nutrition and digestion of herbivorous fishes

Sean D. Connell
Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories
University of Adelaide
South Australia, Australia
e-mail: sean.connell@adelaide.edu.au
Subtidal ecology: Biogeography, habitat, human influences, kelp

Daniel E. Crocker
Department of Biology
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
e-mail: crocker@sonoma.edu
Marine mammals: Forging ecology, reproduction, energetics, fasting, diving physiology, endocrinology, immune function, stress physiology

Christophe Eizaguirre
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
e-mail: c.eizaguirre@qmul.ac.uk
Population genetics/genomics, host-parasite interactions, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology

Georg Engelhard
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Lowestoft, UK
e-mail: georg.engelhard@cefas.co.uk
Fish and marine mammals: Climate change impact, marine historical ecology, predator-prey interactions, distribution shifts, phenology, reproductive biology

Patrick Gagnon
Ocean Sciences Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
e-mail: pgagnon@mun.ca
Rocky subtidal communities: Ecology, Structure and function, Herbivore-plant interactions, Environmental variability, Kelp, Rhodoliths

Deborah Gochfeld
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi
University, MS, USA
e-mail: gochfeld@olemiss.edu
Coral reefs, corals and sponges: diseases, stress, chemical ecology, natural products

Denis Goulet
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
University, MS, USA
e-mail: dgoulet@olemiss.edu
Coral reef fish: Behavior, reproduction

Judith P. Grassle
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
e-mail: jgrassle@marine.rutgers.edu
Benthic communities: Invertebrate larvae, population genetics

Chris Harrod
Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Alexander von Humboldt
Universidad de Antofagasta
Antofagasta, Chile
e-mail: chris@harrodlab.net
Fish: Trophic interaction, stable isotopes as trophic markers, invasive species, impact of climate change

Ross Hill
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW, Australia
e-mail: ross.hill@mq.edu.au
Coral reefs: Impact of irradiance, temperature and ocean acidification, photosynthesis

Jonathan Houghton
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
e-mail: j.houghton@qub.ac.uk
Marine vertebrates: Biotelemetry and data loggers, foraging, migratory behavior.
Gelatinous zooplankton

Markus Huettel
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, USA
e-mail: mhuettel@fsu.edu
Coastal benthic systems: Biogeochemistry, oxygen dynamics

Ewan Hunter
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Lowestoft, UK
e-mail: ewan.hunter@cefas.co.uk
Fish and shellfish: Life history, predator-prey interactions, biotelemetry, population dynamics, otolith science

Xabier Irigoien
AZTI
Herrera Kaia portualdea z/g
20110 Pasaia, Gipuzkoa
Spain
e-mail: xirigoien@azti.es
Plankton: Copepods, trophic webs, biodiversity

Patrik Kraufvelin
Department of Aquatic Resources
Institute of Coastal Research
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Öregrund, Sweden
e-mail: pkraufve@abo.fi, patrik.kraufvelin@slu.se
Benthic systems: Rocky shores, environmental impact, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, experimental design

Stacy A. Krueger-Hadfield
Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA
e-mail: sakh@uab.edu
Evolutionary ecology, population genetics/genomics, biological invasions, life cycle evolution, mating systems, phycology

Laura D. Mydlarz
Department of Biology
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX, USA
e-mail: mydlarz@uta.edu
Coral reefs: Physiology, immunity, disease, stress

S. Wajih A. Naqvi
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India
e-mail: naqvi@nio.org
Biogeochemistry; Hypoxia; Greenhouse gases

Vitor H. Paiva
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Department of Life Sciences
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
e-mail: vitorpaiva@ci.uc.pt
Seabirds: Spatial and trophic ecology, ecosystem modelling, bio-logging, human-related stressors, climate change

Myron Peck
Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science
Hamburg University
Hamburg, Germany
e-mail: myron.peck@uni-hamburg.de
Fish and Zooplankton:  Ecophysiology, food web dynamics, biophysical modelling

Graham Pierce
Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (CSIC)
Vigo, Spain
e-mail: g.j.pierce@iim.csic.es
Cephalopods, marine mammals: Trophic ecology, life history, habitat, anthropogenic impacts, fisheries

Hans-Otto Pörtner
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Bremerhaven, Germany
e-mail: Hans.Poertner@awi.de
Invertebrates and Fishes: Ecophysiology, tolerance and adaptation to warming, acidification and hypoxia

Oscar Puebla
GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Kiel, Germany
e-mail: opuebla@geomar.de
Marine population genetics/genomics: Speciation, dispersal, adaptive radiation, sexual selection, evolutionary ecology, gene flow, coral reef fishes

Jennifer E. Purcell
Shannon Point Marine Center
Anacortes, WA, USA
e-mail: Jennifer.Purcell@wwu.edu
Gelatinous zooplankton: Trophic importance, population dynamics, effects of climate change and humans, ecophysiology, behavior

Joost Raeymaekers
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Nord University
Bodø, Norway
e-mail: joost.raeymaekers@nord.no
Evolutionary ecology, population genetics/genomics, land/seascape genetics, evolutionary applications

Thorsten Reusch
GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Kiel, Germany
e-mail: treusch@geomar.de
Evolutionary biology:  Adaptation to global change, population genetics, phylogeography, host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution, seagrass

Marc Rius
Ocean & Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK
e-mail: M.Rius@soton.ac.uk
Invasion genetics / genomics, community ecology, biogeography, evolutionary ecology

Tracey Rogers
Evolution & Ecology Research Centre School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
e-mail: tracey.rogers@unsw.edu.au
Marine Mammals: Adaptations to marine environment, trophic ecology (trophic markers stable isotopes and fatty acids), predator-prey interactions, bioacoustics, microbiome, macroecology

Michael Y. Roleda
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Bodø, Norway
e-mail: michael.roleda@nibio.no
Marine Botany: carbon physiology, ecology, life history, phenology, photobiology, reproductive biology, stress physiology

Sandra E. Shumway
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut
Groton, CT, USA
e-mail: sandra.shumway@uconn.edu
Invertebrates: Environmental physiology, molluscs, filter-feeding, harmful algal blooms, biofouling

Ursula Siebert
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Buesum and Hannover, Germany
e-mail: ursula.siebert@tiho-hannover.de
Marine mammals: Health assessment, anthropogenic impacts

Brent S. Stewart
Hubbs - Sea World Research Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
e-mail: bstewart@hswri.org
Marine megafauna: foraging ecology, wildlife health, biogeography, diving behavior, population ecology

Martin Thiel
Facultad Ciencias del Mar
Universidad Catolica del Norte
Coquimbo, Chile
e-mail: thiel@ucn.cl
Benthic invertebrates: biogeography, life history, behavioral ecology

Anne E. Todgham
Department of Animal Science
University of California Davis
Davis, CA, USA
e-mail: todgham@ucdavis.edu
Fishes and Invertebrates: Ecophysiology, responses to multiple stressors, impact of climate change

Sven Uthicke
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Townsville QLD, Australia
e-mail: s.uthicke@aims.gov.au
Population genetics, climate change impacts on Echinoderms and Foraminifera

Olav Vadstein
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway
e-mail: olav.vadstein@ntnu.no
Microbial ecology: Plankton, microbial loop, food web interactions, trophic cascades, host-microbe interactions

Roger Villanueva
Institut de Ciencies del Mar (CSIC)
Barcelona, Spain
e-mail: roger@icm.csic.es
Cephalopods: early life stages, nutrition, development, reproduction

Florian Weinberger
GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Kiel, Germany
e-mail: fweinberger@geomar.de
Seaweeds: Physiology, biochemistry, molecular interactions of marine organisms, invasion, defense regulation

Kedong Yin
School of Marine Biology
Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou, China
e-mail: yinkd@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Phytoplankton: Ecophysiology, eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, hypoxia

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