Fred W. Allendorf, Regents Professor Emeritus, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana,W. Chris Funk, Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University,Sally N. Aitken, Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia,Margaret Byrne, Executive Director, Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Government of Western Australia,Gordon Luikart, Professor, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana
Fred W. Allendorf is a Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of Montana, USA. He was awarded the Molecular Ecology Prize in 2015, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2019. He is a past President of the American Genetic Association, and former Director of the Population Biology Program of the US National Science Foundation. He has taught conservation genetics throughout the world, including the University of Western Australia, the Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Costa Rica, the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, and the National Zoological Garden of South Africa.
W. Chris Funk is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University, USA. He has published over 100 articles on the conservation genomics and evolutionary ecology of amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, and stream insects in North and South America. He is a Leopold Leadership Fellow and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad del Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. He is actively involved in improving the incorporation of genetics into international conservation policy as a member of the IUCN Conservation Genetics Specialist Group, GEO BON Genetic Composition Working Group, and SCB Conservation Genetics Working Group.
Sally N. Aitken is a Professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She leads the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics. Her research integrates genomic, phenotypic, and climatic data to understand the processes driving local adaptation to climate, and how management can facilitate the adaptation of populations to new climates and other threats. She received the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in 2009, the International Union of Forest Research Organization's Scientific Achievement Award in 2014, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2017.
Margaret Byrne is Executive Director of Biodiversity and Conservation Science in the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University in Western Australia. She serves on the Australian Academy of Sciences National Committee for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, and the Management Committee for the Genetics Society of Australasia. She undertakes conservation genetics research to inform biodiversity conservation strategies for rare and threatened species and for management of landscapes, including climate adaptation. She leads a strong science group providing an evidence-based approach to conservation management and policy in Western Australia.
Gordon Luikart is a Professor at the University of Montana, USA. He has published numerous articles on the conservation and genetics of fish, mammals, and insects. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Latrobe University in Melbourne Australia, and won a Bronze medal as top scientist in France's CNRS. He was named one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds” in 2014 by Thomson Reuters for publishing highly-cited papers. He taught conservation genetics in Portugal, South Africa, and globally on-line. He actively works to incorporate genetics into conservation as a member of the IUCN Conservation Genetics Specialist Group, and GEO BON Genetic Working Groups.
Helen R. Taylor, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland (guest author of Chapter 24)
Guest Box Authors:
Kenneth K. Askelson, Biodiversity Research Centre, and Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada (Chapter 20).
Rachel A. Bay, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA (Chapter 16)
Mark A. Beaumont, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (Appendix)
Oliver F. Berry, Environomics Future Science Platform, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Crawley, Australia (Chapter 13)
Iris Biebach, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (Chapter 18)
Shane C. Campbell-Stanton, Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA (Chapter 8)
James F. Crow (deceased, 1916-2012), Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (Chapter 5)
Janine E. Deakin, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia (Chapter 3)
Eleanor E. Dormontt, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia (Chapter 22)
Nicolas Dussex, Centre for Palaeogenetics and Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden (Chapter 6)
Holly B. Ernest, Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Lab, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA (Chapter 19)
Peter J.S. Fleming, Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Orange, New South Wales, Australia (Chapter 13)
Yasmin Foster, Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Chapter 6)
Armando Geraldes, Biodiversity Research Centre and Departments of Zoology and Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Chapter 20)
J. Paul Grobler, Genetics Department, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (Chapter 23)
Kyle D. Gustafson, Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas, USA (Chapter 19)
Philip W. Hedrick, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA (Chapter 12)
Paul A. Hohenlohe, Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies, University of Idaho. Moscow, ID, USA (Chapter 4)
Jo Howard-McCombe, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (Appendix)
Darren E. Irwin, Biodiversity Research Centre and Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Chapter 20)
Marty Kardos, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (Chapter 17)
Lukas F. Keller, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (Chapter 18)
Antoinette Kotzé, Foundational Research and Services, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa (Chapter 23)
Linda Laikre, Division of Population Genetics, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden (Chapter 7)
Andrew J. Lowe, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia (Chapter 22)
Juha Merilä, Ecological Genetics Research Unit, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland & Division of Ecology & Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR (Chapter 15)
Paolo Momigliano, Ecological Genetics Research Unit, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Chapter 15)
Sarah P. Otto, Biodiversity Research Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Chapter 1)
Sally Potter, Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia & Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Acton, Australia (Chapter 2)
Uma Ramakrishnan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India (Chapter 9)
Bruce C. Robertson, Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Chapter 6)
Robert H. Robichaux, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (Chapter 21)
Lee Ann Rollins, Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Chapter 14)
Nils Ryman, Division of Population Genetics, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden (Chapter 7)
Michael K. Schwartz, Rocky Mountain Research Station, US Forest Service, Missoula, Montana, USA (Chapter 24)
Richard Shine, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney & Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia (Chapter 14)
Victoria L. Sork, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Institute of Environment and Sustainability, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA (Chapter 11)
Danielle Stephens, Zoological Genetics, Inglewood, South Australia, Australia (Chapter 13)
Robin S. Waples, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (Chapter 10)
Kelly R. Zamudio, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (Chapter 2)