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.
My research interests cover sexual selection, social evolution, quantitative genetics, insects, and evolutionary theory.
As Reviews Editor, I primarily handle articles that review an evolutionary topic, which I enjoy greatly as there is always something new to learn. I have worked in the UK, Denmark, and Australia.
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. Trish Moore, University of Georgia, US.
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 research focuses on evolutionary ecology and development. I am particularly interested in the role of developmental mechanisms in sexual selection and the evolution of reproductive strategies in insects. My training is in cell and developmental biology and I apply these tools to evolutionary questions. Thus my lab uses a variety of approaches including behavioral observations, cell biology and microscopy, and quantitative genetics to investigate these questions. Previous research has focused on evolution of male reproductive strategies in different social contexts and how early reproductive experiences shape lifetime reproductive success.
My current research is working to understand the function of the maintenance methyltransferase, DNMT1 in insects.
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.
Prof. Julia Schroeder, Imperial College London, UK.
Prof. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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.
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.
I am an evolutionary ecologist whose research integrates questions and methods of population biology, ecology, behaviour, population & quantitative genetics/genomics, phylogenetics, taxonomy, functional morphology, and physiology to obtain a thorough understanding of the organismic evolution of particular suitable model organisms. In the past I have worked with primates, birds and fish, but primarily insects, notably dung flies and the dung insect community as a whole. My main interests are body size and life history evolution, thermal adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, behavioural & community ecology, and ecotoxicology. I served as EiC 2017–2021 and now continue as Deciding Editor on a temporary basis.