We are pleased to welcome Isabella Cattadori, Damien Farine, and Garrett Street who have all recently joined the Journal of Animal Ecology Associate Editor Board.
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Biology Penn State University, US
Isabella works on different aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases driven by fundamental questions of human, livestock and wildlife concern. Of particularly relevance in her list are the processes and factors that generate host heterogeneity to infection and transmission both at the individual and the host population level. She uses an interdisciplinary approach that spans from population ecology through epidemiology to immunology and is based on long-term field monitoring, field and lab experimental manipulations, statistical analysis and modelling. She works primarily on gastrointestinal helminths but also likes bacteria and viruses.
Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Damien seeks to understand the causes and consequences of sociality in birds and other vertebrates. He uses state-of-the-art technologies to track individuals and their groups, both in the wild and in captivity, and has been central in the development of analytical tools to infer different aspects of social behaviour. His studies explore how moving groups make decisions, the mechanisms that shape phenotypic structure in populations, the relationship between social ties and population processes, and the fitness consequences of social associations. Damien is increasingly interested in linking interactions across different spatial, temporal, and biological scales, and exploring the dynamics of social behaviour in response to these interactions.
Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University, USA
Garrett is a quantitative ecologist specializing in the movements and distributions of animals in complex landscapes. He is generally interested in the mechanisms linking fine-scale behavioural processes (e.g., foraging, thermoregulation) to broad-scale patterns in space use, density, and population dynamics. He uses a combination of theoretical and experimental approaches to address questions relating to individual fitness, cognition, movement rates, habitat preference, and biomass production across multiple taxa, natural and agricultural landscapes, and spatiotemporal scales.