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Series Editors: Kull, K., Sharov, A., Emmeche, C., Favareau, D.F.

ISSN: 1875-4651

Kalevi Kull is Professor of Biosemiotics in the University of Tartu, Estonia. His research deals with general semiotics, semiotic approach in biology, semiotic mechanisms of biodiversity, primary mechanisms of meaning-making, and theory and history of semiotics and theoretical biology. He has studied biology and worked in theoretical and mathematical biology as well as in experimental ecology, and during the last 25 years in semiotics. He has been the Head of the Department of Semiotics of Tartu University from 2006 to 2018. His recent publications mainly focus on various aspects of biosemiotics. He has edited the volume Jakob von Uexküll: A Paradigm for Biology and Semiotics, coedited (with Claus Emmeche) the book Towards a Semiotic Biology: Life is the action of Signs, a.o. He is (since 1998) the editor-in-chief of the journal Sign Systems Studies, and since 2015 the President of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies.   

Alexei Sharov is a biologist with professional experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, ecology, evolution, and entomology. He is a contractor at the National Institute on Aging and Elixirgen Scientific, Baltimore, USA. Sharov worked intensively on theoretical and philosophical problems in biology, including biosemiotics (since 1987). He organized seminars and three conferences on biosemiotics. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Entomology from the Moscow State University (Russia), edited a book “Habitability of the Universe before Earth” together with Richard Gordon, edited two journal special issues, has published two books in Russian, and written more than 160 peer-reviewed papers. 

Don Favareau is an associate professor in the interdisciplinary University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches courses on biosemiotics, philosophy of mind, the biology of perception, and the history of ideas. He is the Vice-President and one of the original co-founders of the International Society of Biosemiotic Studies, and is the author of numerous articles on biosemiotics, including the edited volumes Co‑operative Engagements in Intertwined Semiosis and (with Paul Cobley and Kalevi Kull) A More Developed Sign: Interpreting the Works of Jesper Hoffmeyer, as well as the field's first definitive anthology and textbook, Essential Readings in Biosemiotics: Anthology and Commentary (Springer, 2010). 

Claus Emmeche is a theoretical biologist and philosopher of science. He is an associate professor in the Section for the History and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He worked many years together with Jesper Hoffmeyer, one of the founders of biosemiotics. Emmeche teaches courses in philosophy of science for students in chemistry, biochemistry and biology programmes. His research interests are biosemiotics, philosophy of science and philosophy of interdisciplinarity.  

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