Current Committees2019-02-01T00:25:51-04:00

Current Committees

The International Biogeography Society is full of engaged volunteers from our membership base, who work with board members on active committees.   Interested in helping out in these or other committees in the future?  Contact us!

  • Sandra Nogué (VP of Communications and Public Affairs)
  • Kostas Triantis (Chair) email
  • Uma Ramakrishnan (Co-Chair) email
  • TBA (Continental coordinator for North America)
  • Chris Simon (Continental coordinator for Australasia)  contact
  • Zhiheng Wang (Continental coordinator for Asia) contact
  • Thiago Rangel (Continental coordinator for South America) contact
  • George Stevens (ex officio) email
  • Sandra Nogué (ex officio, communications)
  • Crystal McMichael (ex officio, conferences)
  • Julia Heinen (Chair [Student-at-large])
  • George Stevens (ex officio) email
  • George Stevens (Chair [Treasurer])
  • Kathy Willis [President]
  • Joel Cracraft
  • Sam Scheiner


Joaquín Hortal
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Spain
macroecology; community ecology; island biogeography; insect ecology; biodiversity

Deputy Editors-in-Chief:

Michael N Dawson @MichaelNDawson
University of California, Merced, USA
marine; population genetics; phylogeography; genomics; islands; community ecology

Richard Field @r_field1
University of Nottingham, UK
biodiversity; biogeography; macroecology; island biogeography; gradients; conservation

Alycia L. Stigall @alycia_stigall
Ohio University, USA
paleobiology; biogeography; paleoecology; invasions; marine invertebrates

Associate Editors:

Jan Beck
University of Basel, Switzerland & University of Colorado Boulder, USA
biodiversity; macroecology; abundance & distribution; assemblages; gradients; modelling; informatics & statistics

Jessica Blois @jessicablois
University of California, Merced, USA
mammals; paleoecology; phylogeography; ancient DNA

Chris Burridge
University of Tasmania, Australia
marine; biogeography; population genetics; landscape genetics; molecular phylogenetics

Marcus V. Cianciaruso
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
community ecology; functional ecology; biodiversity; traits; phylogeny; environment; scales

Roy Erkens
Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
plant systematics; biogeography; speciation; molecular phylogenetics; Neotropics

Susanne Fritz
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany
evolutionary biology; macroevolution; diversity patterns; niche evolution; diversification; trait evolution

Dan Gavin
University of Oregon, USA
paleoecology (vegetation & ecosystems); Pleistocene refugia; western North America; Southeast Asia

Michelle Greve @UPEcology
University of Pretoria, South Africa
ecology; macroecology; Africa; species distributions; diversity patterns; invasion ecology; Antarctic

Lawrence R. Heaney
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA
islands; Philippines; mammals; historical biogeography; elevational diversity gradients; island biogeography theory

Matthew J. Heard
Belmont University, USA
extinction; plants; animals; species invasions; infectious disease; climate change; evolution; science policy & communication

Xiaolei Huang
Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
biodiversity patterns; ecology; evolution; phylogenetics; genomics; bioinformatics

David G. Jenkins
University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
metacommunity ecology; macroecology; dispersal; diversity; distributions; local-regional; wetlands

Frank A. La Sorte
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, USA
macroecology; biogeography; global change; conservation; birds

Richard Ladle
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil and Oxford University, UK
conservation biogeography; islands

Mark V. Lomolino
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA
biogeography; ecology; evolution; conservation; islands; mountains; fragments

Carsten Meyer @carstmey
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
biodiversity data; land use; conservation biogeography; macroecological patterns and drivers; human macroecology; species distributions; monitoring; productivity

Willem Renema
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
marine biodiversity; foraminifera; coral reef ecosystems; paleoecology; global change; Cenozoic diversity patterns

Núria Roura-Pascual
Universitat de Girona, Spain
conservation; biogeography; ecology; governance; public understanding of science

Spyros Sfenthourakis
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
island biogeography; terrestrial invertebrates; Mediterranean; phylogeography

Cascade Sorte
University of California, Irvine
marine ecology; global change; invasions

Christoph Thebaud
University of Toulouse, France
community assembly; evolutionary dynamics; speciation; plants; birds; islands; hybrid zones; Indian Ocean; Pyrenees; New Guinea; molecular systematics; population genetics

Marten Winter
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany
macroecology; mammals; conservation; wildlife ecology; invasions; policy

Advisory Board:

David J. Currie
Biology Department, University of Ottawa, Canada
macroecology; biodiversity; climate; species distributions; prediction

Carsten Rahbek
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark
macroecology; community ecology; biogeography; conservation; biodiversity

David M. Richardson
Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
macroecology; mammals; conservation; wildlife ecology; invasions; policy

Robert J. Whittaker
School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
island biogeography; macroecology; conservation biogeography; scale; diversity theory

Ex Officio
IBS Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications

  • Dov Sax (Chair [Past President])  email
  • Uma Ramakrishnan [Director-at-Large] email
  • Kostas Triantis [Director-at-Large] email
  • Jacquelyn Gill (Chair) VP Public Affairs & Communication (email)
  • J. Eric Williams (email)
  • Toby SantaMaria (email)
  • Raimundo Real   (Coordinator)
  • Antonio Román Muñoz (Venues, merchandising and accommodation)
  • Ana Luz Márquez (Poster sessions)
  • Alba Estrada Acedo   (Advertising, sponsors and reception)
  • Luis Javier Palomo  (Program book and signposting)
  • Mª Carmen Fernández  (Catering)
  • Ignacio Morales Castilla (Contributed and mini-talks sessions and reception)
  • Jesús Olivero Anarte  (Workshops and symposia)
  • Miguel Ángel Farfán Aguilar (Field trips)
  • Jesús Martínez Padilla  (Advertising and reception)
  • Francisco Díaz Ruiz  (Volunteers)

Core Local Committee

  • Juan Manuel Guayasamin Ernest (USFQ, Ecuador)
  • Elisa Bonaccorso (USFQ, Ecuador)
  • H. Mauricio Ortega Andrade (IKIAM, Ecuador)

International Committee

  • Carina Hoorn (The Netherlands)
  • Peter Linder (Switzerland)
  • Pedro Peres-Neto
  • Avi Bar-Massada
  • Michael Borregaard
  • Miguel Farfán
  • Chandravilashini Hettiarachchi
  • David Jenkins
  • Petr Keil
  • Florent Mazel
  • Antonio Román Muñoz Gallego
  • Jesús Olivero
  • Hugo Mauricio Ortega Andrade
  • VV Robin
  • Marta Rueda
  • Lauren Schiebelhut