Editorial Board


Dries Bonte, Ghent, Belgium



Deputy Editors-in-Chief

Gerlinde de Deyn, Wageningen, the Netherlands- plant-soil interactions; plant traits; nematodes; mycorrhiza; grassland; trait-based ecology; carbon sequestration


Christopher Lortie, York, Ontario, Canada



Dustin J. Marshall, Queensland, Australia


Managing Editor

Åsa Langefors, Lund, Sweden
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Technical Editor

Petter Oscarsson, Lund, Sweden
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Editorial Office

Oikos Editorial Office
Ecology Building
Lund University
SE-223 62 Lund
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Subject Editors

Lonnie W. Aarssen, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - reproduction; life history; env gradients; patterns in biodiversity; human ecology 

Jessica Abbott, Lund, Sweden - sexual selection, sexual conflict, sexual dimorphism, insects, Drosophila, damselflies, polymorphism, morphometrics, gene expression

Stefano Allesina, Chicago, Illinois, USA - food webs; population dynamics; mutualistic webs; networks; model selection; likelihood; theoretical ecology; peer review; science of science

Florian Altermatt, Zurich, Switzerland - metapopulation, metacommunity, meta-ecosystem ecology, dispersal, protist microcosm experiments, dendritic networks, aquatic ecology

Silke Bauer, Sempbach, Switzerland

Matty P. Berg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - community ecology, litter decomposition, functional traits, evo-ecological dynamics, community assembly, ecosystem functioning

Martijn Bezemer, NIOO, the Netherlands - Insect-plant interactions,  Insect herbivory, Aboveground-belowground interactions, Nature restoration, Plant-soil interactions

Dries Bonte, Ghent, Belgium - Plant-herbivore interactions, Evolution, Spatial ecology, Dispersal,Above-belowground interactions, IBM

Elizabeth Borer, St Paul, Minnesota, USA 

Matthew Bracken, Irvine, USA - biodiversity, bottom-up processes, community ecology, consumers, ecosystem functioning, herbivory, nutrients, physiologial ecology, predation, top-down processes

Ulrich Brose, Darmstadt, Germany - space, decomposer, allometry, complex network

Rein Brys, Bazel, Belgium - pollination biology, heterostyly, plant-pollinator interactions, plant breeding system evolution, inbreeding depression, plant population demography  

James Bullock, Wallingford, UK - demography, dispersal, population modellling, invasions, conservation, restoration, ecosystem services

Joseph K. Bump, Houghton, USA - stable isotopes, resources subsidies, mammal ecology, habitat mapping

Jarret Byrnes, Boston, USA - biodiversity ecosystem function, marine ecology, kelp forest, fouling communities, meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, statistical ecology

Timothy Cavagnaro, Adelaide, Australia - soil ecology, plant-microbe interactions, nutrient cycling, soil microbial communities

David Chalcraft, Greenville, USA - species interactions, pred-prey, plasticity

Enrique Chaneton, Buenos Aires, Argentina - herbivory/indirect interactions, food web dynamics, succession, invasions

Ben Chapman, Nottingham, UK- animal migration, behavioural ecology, animal personality, predation risk/ predator-prey interactions, fish ecology

Gerlinde De Deyne, Wageningen, the Netherlands- plant-soil interactions, plant traits, nematodes, mycorrhiza, grassland, trait-based ecology, carbon sequestration

Calvin Dytham, York, UK - population biology, individual-based models, agent-based models, evolutionary ecology, senescence, dispersal

Bruno Ernande, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - evolutionary ecology, life history theory, phenotypic plasticity, quantitative genetics, bioenergetics, predator-prey interactions, population dynamics

Rampal S. Etienne, Haren, The Netherlands - species -area, species-abundance, species-size, neutral model

Bente Graae, Trondheim, Norway - Plant functional traits, Seedling recruitment, Seeds, Seed dispersal, Germination, Plant communities

Paulo Guimaraes, Sao Paulo, Brazil - ecological networks,  theoretical ecology, mutualistic interactions, plant-animal interactions, nested patterns in ecology

Susan Harrison, Davies, USA - species diversity, plant communities, local-regional richness, endemism, climate

Karin Johst, Leipzig, Germany - species persistence; biodiversity; disturbed landscape; eco-econ models

Johan Kotze, Helsinki, Finland - fragmentation, urban ecology, socio-landscapes

Anna-Liisa Laine, Helsinki, Finland - coevolution, host-parasite interactions, disease ecology

Silke Langenheder, Uppsala University, Sweden - Microbial ecology, community ecology, metacommunities, community assembly, ecosystem functioning and stability, bacteria, aquatic ecology

Leif Egil Loe, Aas, Norway. 

Chris Lortie, York, Ontario, Canada -  plant ecology, net interactions, spatial ecology, conservation

Andrew MacDougall, Guelph, Canada

Sara Magalhaes, Lisbon Portugal - Experimental evolution, behavioural ecology, sex allocation, mating strategies, host-parasite interactions

Dustin Marshall, Queensland, Australia - life histories, growth/reproductive strategies, marine sexual selection

Francois Massol, theory, community ecology, interactions, metapopulation, modelling, dispersal, metacommunity, network

Dan Mayor, Southampton, UK - Sediment biogeochemistry, aquaculture and food security, plankton interactions/eco-physiology, ecological stoichiometry/nutrition, anthropogenic impact on marine environment, ecology of deepest environment on Earth

Hamish McCallum, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, wildlife management & disease

Carlos J. Melian, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland - foodwebs, theory, evolution

Richard Michalet, Bordeaux, France - Plant community Ecology, Plant interactions, Community genetics, Biogeography, Forest ecosystems, Soil ecology, Mountain ecology

Kailen Mooney, Irvine, USA

Wendt Müller, Antwerp, Belgium - life histories, sexual selection, immunoecology, evolotionary ecology

Robin Pakeman, Aberdeen, UK - grazing, restoration, dispersal, seed regeneration and seed banks, plant functional traits, ecosystem function

Wim van der Putten, Heteren, the Netherlands - Soil ecology, Functional biodiversity, Ecosystem functioning, Multitrophic interactions, Nematode ecology, Plant pathogens in natural vegetation, Above-belowground interactions, Metabolomics, Biological invasions, Nature restoration, Land use changes

Rob Robinson, Thetford, UK - demography and dynamics

James D. Roth, Winnipeg, Canada - predator-prey interactions

Marjo Saastamoinen, Helsinki, Finland - life history, phenotypic plasticity, spatial variation, dispersal, fragmentation, adaptation 

Kenneth Schmidt, Lubbock, Texas, USA - breeding habitat selection , avian ecology and nest predation , predator-prey interactions , behavioral ecology , information

Eric Seabloom, Corvallis, Oregon, USA - restoration, environmental change, disturbance/invasion

Isabel M. Smallegange, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - demography, evolutionary ecology, behavioural ecology, population biology, polymorphisms, foraging behaviour

Mei Sun, Hongkong - molecular ecology, plant speciation, mating system evolution, phylogeograpgy, conservation genetics, natural hybridization

Christopher M. Swan, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - community ecology, community assembly, dispersal, ecosystem function, decomposition, biodiversity, urban ecology, aquatic ecology, decomposition

Matthew Symonds, Burwood, Victoria, Australia - behavioural ccology, macroecology, chemical ecology, evolutionary ecology, phylogenetic comparative analysis, science publishing

Peter Todd, Singapore - coral reef ecology, marine conservation, behavioural ecology, experimental design, organism form and function, morphometrics, iIntraspecific variation/phenotypic plasticity, colours and patterns for communication or camouflage

Anna Traveset, Esporles, Spain - imapct of exotic species, invasions, seeds, pollination

Justin M.J. Travis, Aberdeen, UK - space, models, aging, dispersal

Werner Ulrich, Torun, Poland - macroecology, particularly species - area relationships, global diversity, size distributions, statistical ecology, neutral modelling and the analysis of ecological matrices

Jotaro Urabe, Sendai, Japan - ecological stoichiometry, nutritional ecology, plankton, trophic dynamics, material budget,benthos

Yngvild Vindenes, Oslo, Norway

Thorsten Wiegand, Leipzig, Germany - spatial ecology, GIS, spatial PVA, movement ecology

Monika Winder, Stockholm, Sweden - plankton, phytoplankton, zooplankton, food web, trophic interactions, stable isotope, lake, estuary, coast, long-term ecological research, climate change, ocean acidification

Sa Xiao, Lanzhou, China - Theoretical plant ecology; Individual-based model; Species interaction; Species coexistence and diversity; Community structure and function.

Regino Zamora, Granada, Spain - plant-animal interactions, and plant-plant interactions