Editorial Board


Managing Editor

Commissioning Editor

Prof. Max Reuter, University College London, UK.
Dr. Nicola Cook, University of St Andrews, UK.
Dr. Luke Holman, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

I am an evol­u­tion­ary genet­i­cist inter­ested in how the genet­ic encod­ing of traits affects and inter­feres with adapt­a­tion. My group stud­ies aspects of this ques­tion using fruit flies (where we invest­ig­ate sex-spe­cif­ic evol­u­tion and sexu­al ant­ag­on­ism) and fis­sion yeast (where we study mul­tivari­ate responses to envir­on­ment­al stressors). The work com­bines labor­at­ory exper­i­ment­a­tion, gen­om­ics and bioin­form­at­ics, and some theory. 

I have been an ESEB mem­ber and reg­u­lar con­fer­ence attendee ever since present­ing my Mas­ters thes­is in Arnhem in 1997. I star­ted my term as Edit­or in Chief in the sum­mer of 2021.

I obtained my PhD at the Uni­ver­sity of Dun­dee, Scot­land in 2011 before mov­ing to the Uni­ver­sity of St Andrews as a Research Fel­low. I have been a mem­ber of ESEB since early in my career and have met many people over the years who con­trib­uted to my devel­op­ment as a sci­ent­ist, sup­por­ted my career and many more who I now call friends.

As Man­aging Edit­or, I think I have one of the best seats in the house! I see first-hand the broad range of research ques­tions being tackled by the evol­u­tion com­munity. It is a pleas­ure to work with the authors, our Edit­or­i­al Board and the pro­duc­tion team at Wiley to guide manu­scripts through the peer review pro­cess and to pro­mote the fant­ast­ic research pub­lished in our soci­ety journal. 

I am a lec­turer and evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist with a career that took me from the UK to Den­mark, Aus­tralia, and back to the UK again. I am inter­ested in sexu­al selec­tion, social evol­u­tion, quant­it­at­ive genet­ics, insects, and evol­u­tion­ary theory. 

As Com­mis­sion­ing Edit­or, I have an interest in bring­ing under-served top­ics in evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy to the fore­front and mak­ing sure that top­ic­al issues in our field are covered by the soci­ety journ­al. I am thrilled to serve on the edit­or­i­al board because of my long involve­ment with JEB and ESEB: I have been a reg­u­lar attendee at ESEB con­fer­ences since 2005, pub­lished my first two papers in JEB in 2006, and joined JEB’s Board of Review­ing Edit­ors in 2013. I also help run ESE­B’s Pro­gress Meet­ings in Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy. I wel­come all form­al and inform­al enquir­ies about review art­icles, spe­cial issues, and oth­er spe­cial fea­tures in JEB. 

Data Editor

Dr. Sebastian Lequime, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

I am an evol­u­tion­ary vir­o­lo­gist, using gen­om­ics to explore RNA vir­us eco­logy and evol­u­tion in mul­tiple host organ­isms, from recent epi­dem­ics to deep evol­u­tion­ary his­tor­ies of these fas­cin­at­ing para­sites. My lab uses vari­ous approaches, ran­ging from field and exper­i­ment­al stud­ies to com­pu­ta­tion­al sim­u­la­tions. I cur­rently hold a ten­ure-track assist­ant pro­fess­or pos­i­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Gronin­gen in the Netherlands. 

I’ve been an ESEB mem­ber since 2018 and my first attend­ance as a postdoc to the (then joined) ESEB meet­ing in Mont­pel­li­er. As a data edit­or for JEB, I aim to assist authors in shar­ing their data and code, not only to com­ply with the journal’s require­ments but also to allow rep­lic­a­tion and re-use of pub­lished data. I firmly believe that Open Sci­ence strongly sup­ports the excel­lent work pub­lished in JEB, and dir­ectly profits the authors and the whole evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy com­munity, from under­gradu­ate stu­dents to estab­lished researchers.

Deciding Editors

Our board of Decid­ing Edit­ors are all evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gists, act­ive in research and pas­sion­ate about their field. Their expert­ise cov­ers a vast range of top­ics that fall with­in the scope of our soci­ety journ­al. All are com­mit­ted to hand­ling manu­scripts that come into their hands with fair­ness, trans­par­ency and care.

Dr. Nicola Nadeau, University of Sheffield, UK.
Prof. Mitch Cruzan, University of Oregon, Portland, US.
Dr. Mark Ravinet, University of Nottingham, UK.

I am a lec­turer in evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy with research interests broadly in the genet­ic basis of adapt­a­tion, spe­ci­ation and sexu­al selec­tion. My primary study organ­isms are the Hel­ic­oni­us but­ter­flies, although I have also worked on birds, fish and oth­er inver­teb­rates. My main ongo­ing research pro­jects are invest­ig­at­ing the evol­u­tion, genet­ics and devel­op­ment of struc­tur­al col­ours, and invest­ig­at­ing thermal adapt­a­tion to alti­tude in the trop­ics. I have been a mem­ber of ESEB and atten­ded the con­gresses since I was a gradu­ate stu­dent. Being a mem­ber of the journal’s Edit­or­i­al board is my way of giv­ing back to the ESEB com­munity, which has played a big part in my devel­op­ment as a sci­ent­ist, and con­tin­ues to play a part in the devel­op­ment of my gradu­ate stu­dents and research group members. 

I received my BA and MA from Cali­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity, Fuller­ton, and my PhD from SUNY, Stony Brook. I util­ise eco­lo­gic­al and molecu­lar genet­ic tech­niques to address ques­tions in plant eco­logy and evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy. My research interests include the evol­u­tion­ary con­sequences of somat­ic muta­tion accu­mu­la­tion and devel­op­ment­al selec­tion in plants, and the eco­lo­gic­al and evol­u­tion­ary pro­cesses of hybrid­iz­a­tion, spe­cies inva­sion, phylo­geo­graphy, and dispersal. 

It is my pleas­ure to serve as a Decid­ing Edit­or for the Journ­al of Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy. Read­ing manu­scripts and the thought­ful reviews allows me to keep up with tech­no­lo­gic­al and con­cep­tu­al advances in the field of evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy. It is a priv­ilege to shep­herd the high-qual­ity manu­scripts we receive through the review pro­cess, and reward­ing to see them published.

I am an evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist with an interest in using gen­om­ics and bioin­form­at­ics to invest­ig­ate adapt­a­tion and spe­ci­ation. My work has focused on the role that gene flow plays in shap­ing and alter­ing the spe­ci­ation pro­cess. More recently, I have become inter­ested in how humans can indir­ectly alter the evol­u­tion­ary tra­ject­or­ies of oth­er spe­cies. I am espe­cially fas­cin­ated by the fact that some spe­cies seem to have adap­ted to thrive on an anthro­po­gen­ic niche. I am really happy to be a mem­ber of the JEB edit­or­i­al board as a decid­ing edit­or. I have been a mem­ber of ESEB since I was a PhD stu­dent and JEB was the first journ­al that I pub­lished a paper in as an evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist, so it is really fant­ast­ic to be able to give some­thing back to the journ­al and the community. 

Prof. Trine Bilde, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr. Louise Johnson, University of Reading, UK.
Prof. Julia Schroeder, Imperial College London, UK.
@TrineBilde @Spiderlab2

I am inter­ested in the evol­u­tion­ary eco­logy of cooper­a­tion and the gen­om­ics of social­ity and inbreed­ing mat­ing sys­tems. I use mainly social spiders as a study sys­tem. I am also inter­ested in epi­gen­et­ics and host-micro­bi­o­me inter­ac­tions and how they shape adapt­ive responses to dif­fer­ent environments. 

As a board mem­ber of JEB, I aim to pro­mote high qual­ity evol­u­tion­ary research to a broad audi­ence, and to con­trib­ute to mod­ern­ising the ways that we dis­sem­in­ate our research.

I’m an evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist and genet­i­cist and my main interest is in the evol­u­tion of genet­ic sys­tems. I work on can­cer evol­u­tion, the evol­u­tion of the genet­ic code, mat­ing sys­tem evol­u­tion, and the evol­u­tion of gene reg­u­lat­ory net­works, com­bin­ing the­ory and exper­i­ment­al evol­u­tion. I’m keen to under­stand how mat­ing sys­tems and intra­ge­n­om­ic con­flicts, such as those between mobile genet­ic ele­ments and their hosts, affect the struc­ture and func­tion of genomes. 

My own first paper was pub­lished in JEB, and I was a review­ing edit­or for many years before join­ing the board of decid­ing edit­ors. It’s great to be involved with a journ­al that really belongs to its community.

My main fas­cin­a­tion with evol­u­tion­ary eco­logy is the incred­ible vari­ation we see in nature, par­tic­u­larly in beha­viour. Beha­vi­our­al traits can be both fant­ast­ic­ally plastic and aston­ish­ingly con­strained. Inter­est­ingly, social beha­viours are shaped by both the focal indi­vidu­al and inter­act­ing indi­vidu­als. My research focuses on the evol­u­tion of social beha­viours, mat­ing decisions, par­ent­al invest­ment and age­ing. I am the PI on the Lundy Island house spar­row pop­u­la­tion, a long-term study excel­lent for ask­ing evol­u­tion­ary questions. 

ESEB has been my “home” soci­ety since 2009, I think it’s an excel­lent soci­ety that cares a lot about its mem­bers. Some of my research on women careers in STEM has been based on ESEB data, and I have chaired their Equal Oppor­tun­ity com­mit­tee for four years. As a JEB DE, I feel hon­oured to be one of the first to read some of our excel­lent papers. I think it’s import­ant that we pub­lish excel­lent sci­ence that is both trans­par­ent and reproducible. 

Prof. Chris Klingenberg, University of Manchester, UK.
Prof. John Hunt, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Mexico.

I am inter­ested in the evol­u­tion of the shape and size of organ­isms and its genet­ic and devel­op­ment­al basis. After edu­ca­tion and train­ing in Switzer­land, Ger­many, Canada, the USA and the UK, I have settled in the UK. In my research, I mostly use morpho­met­ric meth­ods but also occa­sion­ally the­or­et­ic­al mod­els. A par­tic­u­lar focus has been the devel­op­ment of new meth­ods and soft­ware for morpho­met­ric ana­lyses. In col­lab­or­a­tion with col­leagues and stu­dents, I have worked on a wide range of plants and anim­als, includ­ing humans. 

Sci­entif­ic pub­lish­ing works best if authors and edit­ors all share the same goal: pub­lish­ing the best pos­sible sci­ence. Accord­ingly, as a Decid­ing Edit­or at JEB, I try to handle the review pro­cess so that it selects rig­or­ous, reli­able stud­ies and helps authors to improve their present­a­tion such that res­ults and insights are access­ible and use­ful to our broad read­er­ship of evol­u­tion­ary biologists.

I am an evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist who pre­dom­in­antly uses insect mod­els to test a vari­ety of evol­u­tion­ary the­or­ies, fre­quently by work­ing at the inter­face between dif­fer­ent dis­cip­lines (e.g. sexu­al selec­tion, nutri­tion­al and chem­ic­al eco­logy, quant­it­at­ive genet­ics). My cur­rent research focus includes under­stand­ing the main­ten­ance of genet­ic vari­ance in com­plex sexu­al traits, how indir­ect genet­ic effects and gen­o­type-by-social envir­on­ment inter­ac­tions can drive the evol­u­tion of male sexu­al traits and the factors (e.g. diet, sexu­al selec­tion) pro­mot­ing the evol­u­tion of sex dif­fer­ences in lifespan and ageing.

I have been for­tu­nate enough to spend much of early years (16 years) as a research fel­low, includ­ing as an ARC postdoc­tor­al fel­low (Aus­tralia), a NERC fel­low (UK) and a Roy­al Soci­ety Fel­low (UK).

I am cur­rently the Dis­cip­line Lead for Zoolo­gic­al Sci­ences and Asso­ci­ate Dean of Research in the School of Sci­ence, West­ern Sydney University.

I par­tic­u­larly enjoy being on the JEB Edit­or­i­al Board as it provides me with the oppor­tun­ity to read and think about the excel­lent evol­u­tion­ary research we are publishing.

I am an evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gist inter­ested in mac­ro­e­volu­tion­ary ques­tions. I study how phen­o­types evolve, how spe­cies rich­ness accu­mu­lates and the factors that drive it. I mostly employ phylo­gen­et­ic com­par­at­ive meth­ods across a diversity of mod­el sys­tems, includ­ing Neo­trop­ic­al amphi­bi­ans, kil­li­fish, Afric­an cich­lids, birds, mam­mals, and angiosperms.

After a few years as Review­ing Edit­or at JEB I joined the board of Decid­ing Edit­ors. Dur­ing my postdocs in Sweden and Spain I was lucky enough to join the ESEB com­munity by attend­ing the con­gresses, which I found both inspir­ing and fun. I am happy to be able to con­trib­ute to the vibrant and diverse evol­u­tion com­munity by join­ing the JEB Edit­or­i­al Board. As a Decid­ing Edit­or I get to read a broad diversity of very inter­est­ing work and strive to con­trib­ute to mak­ing the review pro­cess smooth and con­struct­ive for authors, allow­ing them to pub­lish their best work in our soci­ety journal.

Dr. Yuval Sapir, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Prof. Jun Kitano, National Institute of Genetics, Japan.
Prof. Bengt Hansson, Lund University, Sweden.

I am a plant evol­u­tion­ary eco­lo­gist, inter­ested in the vari­ous mech­an­isms by which plants are adap­ted to their envir­on­ment. My research con­nects genet­ics and gen­om­ics with eco­lo­gic­al inter­ac­tions, both biot­ic and abi­ot­ic. Espe­cially, I am fas­cin­ated with flowers, how their col­our, shape and size is formed, and the poten­tial role of pol­lin­at­ors as selec­tion agents in the evol­u­tion of flowers. Recent work in my group focuses on mech­an­isms that drive and main­tain vari­ation with­in and among spe­cies, espe­cially in the genus Iris

As a decid­ing edit­or at JEB I am for­tu­nate to see the sci­ence in real time. It is excit­ing to see stud­ies at the fore­front of evol­u­tion­ary research. My role in the edit­or­i­al board is to facil­it­ate the present­a­tion of this sci­ence to the com­munity of evol­u­tion­ary biologists. 

I am a Pro­fess­or of Gen­om­ics and Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy at the Nation­al Insti­tute of Genet­ics, Japan. I am inter­ested in the genet­ic mech­an­isms of adapt­a­tion, spe­ci­ation and the evol­u­tion of sexu­al dimorph­ism. My primary research organ­isms are stickle­back fishes. After I obtained a PhD in physiology at Kyoto Uni­ver­sity Gradu­ate School of Medi­cine, I star­ted to work on stickle­backs as a postdoc in Seattle, USA. About six years later, I returned to Japan in 2009. I have atten­ded ESEB con­gresses for over a dec­ade and enjoyed not only the sci­entif­ic present­a­tions but the con­ver­sa­tion with col­leagues from diverse sci­entif­ic back­grounds dur­ing cof­fee breaks and din­ners. I am delighted to have a chance to serve as a Decid­ing Edit­or for the Journ­al of Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy and con­trib­ute to the community.

I have a broad interest in evol­u­tion­ary and con­ser­va­tion bio­logy. How­ever, I am par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in the evol­u­tion of sexu­al con­flicts and how sex-linked genes and gen­omes are shaped. I invest­ig­ate gen­omes and tran­scrip­tomes of males and females of many dif­fer­ent bird spe­cies in the super­fam­ily Sylvioidea as well as of some insect and plant spe­cies. I also run pro­jects in con­ser­va­tion genet­ics and study the spe­ci­ation pro­cess. In my research, I use pop­u­la­tion genet­ics, pop­u­la­tion gen­om­ics and com­par­at­ive gen­om­ics approaches.

I joined the board because I wanted to con­trib­ute to ESEB and to a soci­ety journ­al that cov­ers my main research interest: evol­u­tion­ary biology.

Dr. Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews, UK.

A com­mon fea­ture of liv­ing organ­isms is the abil­ity to adjust to dif­fer­ent envir­on­ment­al cir­cum­stances. A more pre­cise way to view this is that in some cases the same gen­o­type can pro­duce dif­fer­ent pat­terns of gene expres­sion and trait devel­op­ment depend­ing on the envir­on­ment in which it is expressed. Des­pite the ubi­quit­ous nature of this flex­ib­il­ity, study­ing its evol­u­tion poses many challenges. 

I am inter­ested in two broad ques­tions. The first is how phen­o­typ­ic plas­ti­city evolves. When is it adapt­ive and when is it an evol­u­tion­ary byproduct. What genes under­ly flex­ible responses to envir­on­ment­al cues? How does selec­tion act to change the fre­quency of those genes in pop­u­la­tions? The second is how social flex­ib­il­ity alters selec­tion through indir­ect genet­ic effects (IGEs), which arise when genes in one indi­vidu­al alter the phen­o­type of an inter­act­ing partner.