Giuseppe is member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for terrestrial plants.
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Jean-Lou Justine is a Professor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris, France.
His research mainly deals with animal parasitology, especially the groups of flatworms (Platyhelminthes) and roundworms (Nematoda). He is a specialist of systematics, taxonomy, cell ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny, and the Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal Parasite. He is Deputy-Director of ISYEB (Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité - Institute of Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity) which groups more than 100 researchers from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), Sorbonne Université (SU), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE).
Jean-Lou is also interested in invasive alien species in Europe and other parts of the world, especially terrestrial Platyhelminthes, and, as such, is a member of the European Alien Species Editorial Board.
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Wolfgang has contributed to the revision of the information on arthropod species of the EASIN Catalogue and is currently a member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for arthropod species.
Florina is an associate researcher in the Department of Natural Sciences at Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania.
She has been working with amphibians for about 10 years and followed them around the globe - Europe, South-America and Southern Asia. Her research revolves around understanding the biological and ecological processes shaping life history and population resilience to various environmental stressors (e.g. climate change, habitat loss, and invasive species).
Florina is a Member of the EASIN Editorial Board assigned to Amphibia.
Ellie Dyer (PhD) is an invasion ecologist and conservation biologist, with 10 years’ experience studying alien bird species. She is currently based at University College London in the group of Professor Tim Blackburn.
Her research interests concern topics in biodiversity and macroecology; specifically, the distribution of introduced and invasive species, but also large-scale patterns in the abundance and distribution of animals more generally. Her recent work has been on the spatial ecology of invasions, particularly focusing on patterns of richness, range size and spread.
She designed and created the Global Avian Invasions Atlas (GAVIA) database (www.nature.com/articles/sdata201741), a novel, spatially referenced, global data set on the distributions of alien birds. She has since used GAVIA to examine the spatial and temporal dynamics of alien bird distributions, and has published 16 peer-reviewed articles on the topic, including in the journals Nature, PLoS Biology and PNAS.
Ellie was responsible for the revision of the information on alien bird species of the EASIN Catalogue, and is currently a member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for birds.
Péter Borza (PhD) is a biologist working as a research fellow at the Danube Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.
He wrote his PhD thesis about the distribution of non-indigenous peracarid crustaceans (amphipods, isopods, and mysids) in Hungary. He was involved in the international team of the Joint Danube Survey 3 (2013) as a crustacean expert, and continues to be active in international research initiatives in the Danube region. While maintaining a strong interest in taxonomy and faunistics, his research focuses more-and-more on revealing the ecological impacts of invasive species.Péter is member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for freshwater peracarids.
Martina Carrete is a Researcher at the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). She has experience in endangered and invasive species, with broad interest in their ecology, evolution and conservation.
She is author of more than 85 papers in impact factor journals, 20 book chapters and 14 popular science papers. She has been or is supervisor of 7 PhD students on ecology, demography and population structure of invasive species. She acts as reviewer of more than 30 journals included in JCR and more than 10 PhD juries. She has been or participated in more than 20 research projects, including an European COST action on invasive parakeets across Europe.
Margarita is responsible for the revision of the information on avian species of the EASIN Catalogue and provides updates for new alien species.
Marco Lezzi is a marine biologist, Phd, currently working at the Oceanographic Unit Daphne of the Regional Agency for Environmental Prevention and Energy of Emilia-Romagna (ARPAE).
His Ph.D. focused on ecological studies of marine bioinvasions at the University of Salento where he also specialized in the taxonomy of polychaetes.
He currently works as a marine biologist for the Regional Environmental Agency of Emilia-Romagna where he is mainly involved as benthologist in monitoring activities. Marco is particularly interested in monitoring introductions of alien species in the field of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Directive. Moreover, Marco is particularly interested in the taxonomy of polychaetes, for which he described several species from the Italian coasts. As a consequence of his experience as benthologist, he acquired a broad knowledge of different marine invertebrate groups.
Marco is member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for the marine Annelida
Agnese Marchini is Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Pavia, Italy.
She mainly works on marine invertebrates from man-modified habitats (ports, marinas, lagoons) and has gained a vast experience on nonindigenous species occurring in the fouling communities of the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Macaronesia and North-Eastern Atlantic, with special focus on peracarid crustaceans. She is Associate Editor of three International Journals and has served as a reviewer for over 40 international journals, as well as for national and international funding programs. She is member of several scientific boards, including the Working Group on Invasive Alien Species (WGIAS) of the European Commission's Directorate General for Environment (DG Environment); the “Allochtonous species group” of the Italian Society of Marine Biology (SIBM), where she has been coordinator of the Horizon Scanning Exercise on marine alien species for Italy. Agnese Marchini has authored or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters; her researches have been presented at 70 scientific conferences.
Her research is covered by several national and international newspapers and she also writes educational articles for Italian magazines and blogs.
Agnese is member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for the marine Arthropoda
Anna Occhipinti is Full Professor of Ecology at the University of Pavia, Italy. Trained as a field ecologist especially in marine and brackish water environment, she has a widely recognized experience on invasive species ecology. Since the eighties she has been working on the structure and dynamics of macrobenthic communities with particular regard to introduced species and their relationship with the environment. She has developed ecological indicators for benthos in the framework of the EU Water Directive 2000/60, and has deepened her knowledge on the taxonomy and ecology of marine Bryozoa, highlighting their importance as ecological indicators.
She founded in 1999 the “Allochthonous Species Group” of the Italian Society of Marine Biology (SIBM), continuously holding the position of coordinator. This network is instrumental in maintaining and promoting the highly diverse and specialized competences from the Italian scattered, yet vivacious, organizational landscape. Since 2000, on behalf of SIBM, she has participated in the Working Group on Introduction and Transfer of Marine Organisms of ICES, presenting each year the "National Report" for Italy.
She has been collaborating with the main international organizations dealing with the issue of “Alien Species” both in the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Science Commission - CIESM, Mediterranean Action Plan – UNEP RAC/SPA) and in a wider context (ICES – WGITMO Working Group on Introduction and Transfer of Marine Organisms, WGBOSV Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors, IUCN – International Union for Nature Conservation; ERNAIS - European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species, MARBEF – Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning).
She authored or co-authored more than 240 papers in national and international journals.
Anna is member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for marine Bryozoa.
Joachim Langeneck has a research fellowship at the Department of Biology of the University of Pisa (Italy), where he earned both his MSc and his PhD.
He is primarily specialised in taxonomy and ecology of polychaete worms, and discussed his master thesis on cryptic speciation in the polychaete Syllis gracilis and his doctorate dissertation on phylogeny and diversity of the family Paraonidae. His research also deals with marine bioinvasions, focusing chiefly on human-impacted environments, such as ports, artificial canals and shipwrecks.
Joachin is a member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for marine Annelida.
Lyudmila Kamburska (PhD) is a Researcher at the Water Research Institute - National Research Council (IRSA-CNR), Verbania, Italy.
She is an ecologist with over 25 years of experience in aquatic ecology, and her main research activity is focused on how biological invasions and climate change are modifying plankton diversity and pelagic foodweb functioning. Lyudmila has contributed to several EU projects as an expert in bioinvasions and trend analysis of ecological indicators of global changes in the European aquatic ecosystems (marine and freshwater).
Lyudmila has revised the EASIN list of marine phyto - and zooplankton species and is currently a member of the EASIN Editorial Board, assigned for marine zooplankton species.
Aldona Dobrzycka-Krahel (PhD) is a marine biologist working at the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdańsk (Poland). Her main research interests concern on non-indigenous crustaceans (especially Ponto-Caspian gammarids) and their adaptation to the Baltic Sea environment.
She is a member of the Working Group on Invasive Alien Species (WGIAS) of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment (DG Environment).
Aldona is a member of the EASIN Editorial Board assigned for the aquatic Arthropods.
Asbjørn Vøllestad is a professor in biology at the University of Oslo, Norway
His research effort is mainly aimed at understanding variation in life history traits in freshwater and coastal fish species. What drives this diversity? In particular he has focused his research on traits such as growth, age at maturation, fecundity and egg size, since these traits are very important for fitness. To investigate this he utilizes a wide range of approaches and methods, including classical ecological methods, genetic and genomic methods, mathematical modeling and statistical analyses. His current research included the contemporary evolution of freshwater species such as grayling, stickleback and brown trout when challenged by various selective pressures. He also investigates studies environmental effects on population dynamics of a wide range of species. Asbjørn Vøllestad has published >150 papers in international journals, and supervised more than 40 MSc and 10 PhD students. He is editor of the journal Ecology of Freshwater Fish, and regularly gives scientific advice to Norwegian management authorities.
Asbjørn Vøllestad is assigned to freshwater fishes of EASIN.