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Editorial Board

Marie-Therese Nödl, Associate Editor

New Content ItemMarie obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Hawaii, where she studied the evolution and development of the cephalopod arm crown. From there she was recruited to the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, Italy to examine the development and regeneration of the octopus muscular arm. Her new found interest in regenerative biology eventually drew her back to the US, where she studied tendon regeneration in zebrafish at the Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Marie joined the BMC series as a Locum Associate Editor of BMC Ophthalmology, BMC Gastroenterology and BMC Zoology in 2022. She is based in the London office.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, UK and Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah, Malaysia

New Content ItemBenoît Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, a research and training facility co-managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University, where he leads projects on biodiversity responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation. Benoit is also a Professor at Cardiff University and a member of the IUCN SSC’s Asian Wild Cattle, Crocodile, Asian Elephant and Primate Specialist Groups.

Dr Brock Fenton, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Western Ontario

New Content ItemAfter finishing a Ph.D., he held academic jobs at Carleton University, Canada, York University, Canada and the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Brock's research has focused mainly on bats across the spectrum from behaviour and ecology to echolocation and evolution, and conservation. Ongoing work on structure and function mainly relying on digital photography of bats in action. Brock joined the editorial board of BMC Zoology as Section Editor in 2016. 


Associate Editor
Marie-Therese Nödl, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Assistant Editor
Aishwarya Rao, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Brock Fenton, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Edward Narayan, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Benoit Goossens, PhD, Cardiff University, UK

Editorial Board Members
Ashish Kumar Arya, PhD, Graphic Era (Deemed to be university), India
Muhammed Atamanalp, PhD​​​​​​​, Ataturk University, Turkey
Beate Braun, Dr. rer. nat.​​​​​​​, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany
Gioele Capillo, PhD, University of Messina Department of Chemical,  Italy
Diane Colombelli-Negrel, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Flinders University, Australia
Neelesh Dahanukar, PhD​​​​​​​, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, India
Hannah L. Dugdale, DPhil​​​​​​​, University of Leeds, UK
Tamer El-Sayed Ali, PhD, Alexandria University, Egypt
Patrick Fitze, Dr. phil. Nat., University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Francisco Ceacero Herrador, PhD​​​​​​​, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Shiang-Lin Huang, Ph.D., Guangxi Academu of Sciences, China
Mattia Iannella, PhD​​​​​​​, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Yudong Jia, PhD​​​​​​​, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, China
Carlo Lazado, Nofima, The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Norway
Bernhard Lieb, Dr. rer. nat., University of Mainz, Germany
Maria Cristina Lorenzi, PhD​​​​​​​, University of Paris 13, France
Andrea Luchetti, PhD​​​​​​​, Univeristy of Bologna, Italy
Natália Martínková, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Serge Morand, University of Montpellier, France
Murtada Naser, PhD​​​​​​​, Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Iraq
Thomas Parmentier, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium
Maria João Ramos Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Federico Plazzi, PhD​​​​​​​, University of Bologna, Italy
Nikos Poulakakis, University of Crete, Greece
Naureen Rana, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
Thomas Schwaha, University of Vienna, Austria
Ferosekhan Shajahan, PhD​​​​​​​, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, India
Christopher Somers, PhD, University of Regina, Canada
Anna Urbisz, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Editorial Advisors
Frank-Thorsten Krell, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, USA
Rodney Honeycutt, Pepperdine University, USA

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