Editorial Board


Charles Fox

Executive Editor, Reviews and Special Features Editor, Professor of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Chuck is the Reviews and Special Features Editor for Functional Ecology. Previously he worked as the Executive Editor on the journal for 6 years and has editorial experience with other leading ecological journals. His research interests include ecology and evolution of life histories, insect-plant interactions, population genetics, evolutionary ecology and insect behavioural ecology. Chuck's website


Duncan J. Irschick

Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Duncan began his tenure as the new Executive Editor for Functional Ecology on July 1, 2010. Previously, he worked as an editor on this journal and has editorial experience with other journals. His research interests include ecology, functional morphology and the evolution of animal performance, with an emphasis on locomotion. His research taxa are wide-ranging, including lizards, snakes, salamanders, frogs, spiders, mice, and humans. Duncan’s website


Ken Thompson

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Ken devised the widely-used scheme for classifying soil seed banks and is the author of the standard work on European soil seed banks. While retaining an interest in all aspects of seed ecology, he has published widely on almost all aspects of plant ecology, particularly on plant functional types, commonness and rarity, invasive plants, urban ecology and prediction of the response of regional and national floras to changing climate and land use. Ken has been an editor on Functional Ecology since 2004.


Alan Knapp

Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Alan is a professor of Biology and Senior Ecologist for the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. Previously, he served as the principal investigator of the NSF-funded Konza Prairie LTER site in Kansas and as a University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University. His research has assessed both direct and interactive effects of fire, grazing and climate in grasslands. Current research interests focus on understanding how climatic variability drives ecosystem dynamics, and on interactions between projected global change phenomenon and plant ecophysiological, organismal and community responses. Alan's website

Main Editorial Office

Andrea Baier

Managing Editor

Andrea is responsible for the management of Functional Ecology and facilitates all activity on the journal. She has previously worked as a books commissioning editor and has a background in plant sciences.

Jennifer Meyer

Assistant Editor

Jennifer is responsible for coordinating the peer review process for Functional Ecology, as well helping with marketing and publicity and maintaining our social media presence via twitter and facebook. Jennifer previously worked at Nature as part of the Editorial, News, Comment and Online team.



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Associate Editors

Edie Allen, USA
Niels Anten, The Netherlands
Manfred Ayasse, Germany
Joe Bailey, USA
Jennifer L Baltzer, Canada
James Bell, UK
Alison Bennett, UK
Arjen Biere, The Netherlands
Wolf Blanckenhorn, Switzerland
Jonathan Blount, UK
María Jesús Iglesias Briones, Spain
Alison Brody, USA
Diane Campbell, USA
Scott Carroll, USA
Dan Costa, USA
Goggy Davidowitz, USA
Maud Ferrari, Canada
Katie Field, UK
Jeremy Goldbogen, USA
David Grémillet, France
Jen Grindstaff, USA
Dan Hare, USA
James Harwood, USA
Dana Hawley, USA
Anthony Herrel, France
Tim Higham, USA
Bill Hopkins, USA
Peeter Hõrak, Estonia
Hefin Jones, UK
Adam Kay, USA
Kaoru Kitajima, USA
Marek Konarzewski, Poland
Julia Koricheva, UK
Gaku Kudo, Japan
Markku Larjavaara, Finland
Kwang Pum Lee, South Korea
Shawn Leroux, Canada
Sara Lewis, USA
David Lusseau, UK
Jessamyn Manson, Canada
Dustin Marshall, USA
Peter Mayhew, UK
Clare McArthur, USA
Kevin McGraw, USA
Kailen Mooney, USA
Ignacio Moore, USA
Shuli Niu, China
Natalia Norden, Panama
Sheila Patek, USA
Mike Pfrender, USA
Lourens Poorter, The Netherlands
Steve Portugal, UK
Sergio Rasmann, USA
David Raubenheimer, New Zealand
David Reznick, USA
Sabrina Russo, USA
Emma Sayer, UK
Jen Schweitzer, USA
Keith Sockman, USA
Carly Stevens, UK
Mark Tjoelker, USA
Kathleen Treseder, USA
Barbara Tschirren, Switzerland
Raoul Van Damme, Belgium
Jenny Watling, Australia
David Whitehead, New Zealand
Caroline Williams, USA
Robbie Wilson, Australia
Art Woods, USA


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