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Editor-in-Chief: Edward Bouwer

ISSN: 0923-9820 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9729 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10532

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Edward J. Bouwer
Dept. of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Managing Editorial Board:

A. Cupples
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J.A. Field (Review Editor)
University of Arizona, AZ, USA
C. Gunsch,
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA;
J. van Hamme
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C., Canada
R. M. Hozalski
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
D. Karpouzas
University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
H.-P. E. Kohler
Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
B. K. Singh
University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia
L. Xun
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
H.P Zhao
ZhejiangUniversity, Hangzhou, China

Editorial Board:

P.C. Abhilash, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India; C.M. Aelion, University of Massachustts, Amherst, USA; V. Andreoni, Universita degli Studi, Milan, Italy; W. Bae, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; D. de Beer, Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany; J.C. Block, Faculté de Science Pharmaceutique, Nancy, France; T.J. Britz, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; J. Chambon, Geosynte Consultants, Oakland, USA;  F. Chappelle, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia, SC, USA; Anurag chaurasia, NBAIM, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, IndiaZ. Chen, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA, USA; Y. Cohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; F.S. Colwell, Oregon State University, OR, USA; A.B. Cunningham, Montana State University, USA; A.J. Daugulis, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada; S. Fetzner, Universität Oldenburg, Germany; H.C. Flemming, IWW, Mülheim, Germany; H. Furumai, The University of Tokyo, Japan; J.D. Gu, The University of Hong Kong, China; J.D. Haddock, Southern Illinois University, IL, USA; I. Head, University of Newcastle, UK; N. Kato, Kyoto University, Japan; J. Keller, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; M.J. Kirisits, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA; R. Kookana, CSIRO Land & Water, Australia; D. van der Lelie, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA; M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; V. de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia CSIC, Madrid, Spain; R.M. Maier, The University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA; P.L. McCarty, Stanford University, CA, USA; R. Müller, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany; J.E. Odencrantz, Tri-S Environmental, Newport Beach, CA, USA; S. Ohgaki, University of Tokyo, Japan; S. Okabe, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; G.F. Parkin, University of Iowa, IA, USA ; A.J. Paszczynski, University of Idaho, ID, USA; B.M. Peyton, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA; G. Quijano, Engineering Institute at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM); J.L. Ramos, CSIC-Estación Exp. del Zaidin, Granada, Spain; L. Raskin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA; P.B. Sáez, IGSA Consultores, Santiago, Chile; G. Sayler, University of Tennessee, TN, USA; B. Schink, Universität Konstanz, Germany; C. Scott, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia; H.S. Shin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea;  B. Smets, University of Connecticut, CT, USA; A. Spormann, Stanford University, CA, USA; W. Streit, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; J.B. Sutherland, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR, USA; Y. Suwa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan; M. Switzenbaum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA; S.R. Trejo-Estrada, CICATA-IPN, Puebla, USA; Y.F. Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong KongL. Wackett, University of Minnesota, MN, USA; P. Werner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; P. Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; H.-Q. Yu, University of Science & Technology of China,  Hefei, China; H-P. Zhao, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China; N.-Y. Zhou, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei, China

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