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Sophie ABBYORCID_LOGOTIMC, CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Panagiotis ADAMEnvironmental Microbiology & Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Roey ANGELORCID_LOGOInstitute of Soil Biology and Geochemistry, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Frédérique BARLOY-HUBLERORCID_LOGOUMR-6553 ECOBIO (Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution), CNRS, Rennes, France
Romain BARNARDORCID_LOGOAgroecology, INRAE, Dijon, France
Jiri BARTADepartment of Ecosystem Biology, Centre of Polar Ecology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Florian BAUERSouth African Grape and Wine Researh Institute, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Barbara BAYERMicrobiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Brittany BELINEmbryology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Baltimore, MD, United States of America
Saida BENOMAREmory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, United States of America
Saskia BINDSCHEDLERLaboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Lucie BITTNERInstitut de Systématique Evolution et Biodiversité, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Mina BIZICDepartment of Plankton and Microbial Ecology, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
Guillaume BLANCMediterranean Institute of Oceanography, AIx-Marseille Université, Marseille, France
Romain BRIANDETMicalis Institute, INRAE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Germán BUITRÓNInstitute of Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico , Queretaro , Mexico
Hinsby CADILLO-QUIROZSchool of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, United States of America
Marta CANUTIORCID_LOGO Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg , Denmark
Ulisse CARDINIDepartment of Integrative Marine Ecology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy
Olivier CHAPLEURORCID_LOGO Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, PRocédés biOtechnologiques au Service de l’Environnement, INRAE, Antony, France
Priscila CHAVERRINatural Sciences, Bowie State University, Bowie, United States of America
Francisco CUBILLOSBiology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Thomas CURTISSchool of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Anne DAEBELERORCID_LOGOInsitute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, Biology Centre CAS, Budweis, Czech Republic
Thierry DE MEEÛSSAS, UMR 177 IRD Cirad Intertryp, Montpellier, France
Jo DE VRIEZEORCID_LOGODepartment of Biotechnology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Rutger DE WITORCID_LOGOMARBEC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Hugo DORÉORCID_LOGOUMR BEEP CNRS/UBO/Ifremer, Univesité de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzané, France
A. Murat ERENEcosystem Data Science, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, Oldenburg, Germany
Stefan GEISENPlant Science Group, Laboratory of Nematology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Osnat GILLORZuckerberg Institute for Water Research , Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben Gurion, Israel
Tatiana GIRAUDCNRS, Universite Paris Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Chris GREENINGDepartment of Microbiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Olivier GROSBiologie, Universiité des Antilles, Pointe-à-Pitre, France
Sébastien GUYADERORCID_LOGOUR 1321 Agrosystèmes tropicaux, INRAE, Petit-Bourg, France
Jérôme HAMELINLaboratoire de Biotechnologie de l'Environnement, INRAE, Narbonne, France
Frederik HAMMESEnvironmental Microbiology, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Craig HERBOLDORCID_LOGOSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marcela HERNANDEZSchool of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Kate HOWELLSchool of Agriculture and Food, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Cédric HUBASORCID_LOGOStation Marine de Concarneau, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Concarneau, France
Laura HUGDepartment of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Danny IONESCUMIBI, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Gransee, Germany
Pilar JUNIERLaboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Dimitrios KARPOUZASBiochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Melina KEROUDepartment of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Archaea Biology Division, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Katharina KITZINGERCentre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Claudia KNIEFInstitute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Ralf KOEBNIKPlant Health Institute of Montpellier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France
Steffen KOLBLandscape Functioning, Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research - ZALF , Muencheberg, Germany
Konstantinos (kostas) KORMASORCID_LOGOIchthyology and Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Eileen KRÖBERDepartment of Symbiosis, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Arnaud LAGORCESciences exactes et experimentales, IHPA, Perpignan, France
Jean-luc LEGRASSPO, INRAE, Montpellier, France
Karen LLOYDMicrobiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America
Ashish MALIKSchool of Biological Sciences , University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Alejandro MANZANO MARÍNCentre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Hannah MARCHANTBiogeochemistry, Marum - University of Bremen, bremen, Germany
Souhir MARSITBiologie, Chimie et Géographie, Université du Québec À Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Sebastien MASSARTLaboratory of Plant pathology - TERRA - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Liege University, Liege, Belgium
Damien MEYERORCID_LOGOUMR ASTRE CIRAD-INRAE, Infectious strategies of Anaplasmataceae , CIRAD, PETIT-BOURG, France
Cindy MORRISPlant Pathology, INRAE, Montfavet, France
Rafael MUÑOZ-TAMAYOMoSAR, INRAE, Paris, France
David Kamanda NGUGIMicroorganisms, Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany
Graeme NICOLLaboratoire Ampère, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, University of Lyon, Ecully, France
Thibault NIDELETMICA, INRAE, Montpellier, France
Fabrice NOTStation Biologique de Roscoff - Adapatation and Diversity in Marine Environment lab, CNRS, Roscoff, France
William ORSIEarth and Environmental Science, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
Adam OSSOWICKIORCID_LOGOIHSM Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea "La Mayora", Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Fabio PALMIERILaboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Evangelia PAPADOPOULOUEnvironmental Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Nika PENDEArchaea Physiology & Biotechnology , University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Marie-agnès PETITMicalis institute, INRAE, Jouy en Josas, France
Claudia PICCINIMicrobiology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo, Uruguay
Sarah PICHÉ-CHOQUETTEBiological Sciences, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Fabien PIERRELTIMC, CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Kasia PIWOSZDepartment of Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gdynia, Poland
Petra PJEVACDepartment of Microbiology and Ecosystems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Thomas POLLETUMR ASTRE (Team Vectors, Tick microbes), INRAE, Montpellier, France
Thomas POMMIEREcologie Microbienne, INRAE, Villeurbanne, France
Nadine PRAEGORCID_LOGODepartment of Microbiology, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Ludovic PRUNEAUDépartement de Biologie, UFR des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, UMR-MNHN-CNRS-Sorbonne Université-EPHE-UA 7205 "Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité", Pointe-à-Pitre, France
Tony ROBINETORCID_LOGOAdaptations du Vivant, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Concarneau, France
Bjorn ROBROEKAquatic Ecology & Environmental Biology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Pierre ROSSIENAC-IIE-GR-CEL, Ecole POlytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
S. Emil RUFFEcosystems Center and J. Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, United States of America
Irene SANCHEZ ANDREALaboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Francesco SANTORODepartment of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Diego SANTOS-GARCIAORCID_LOGOINRAE Plant Health and Environment (SPE), UMR1062 Center for Biology and Management of Populations , Montferrier-sur-Lez , France
Inga SARANDDepartment of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn, Estonia
Yui SATOORCID_LOGOCollege of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Hannes SCHMIDTCentre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Jesse SHAPIROMicrobiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Delphine SICARDUMR SPO, INRAE, Montpellier, France
Detmer SIPKEMALaboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Daan SPETHBiogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Nicolas SPILMONTLaboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences, University of Lille, Wimereux, France
Aymé SPORORCID_LOGOAgroecologie, INRAE, Dijon , France
Courtney STAIRSBiology, Lund Univerity, Lund, Sweden
Lisa Y. STEINBiological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Willem STOCKBiology-research group Phycology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Caroline STRUBFood and Biological engineering, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Daniel TAMARITTheoretical Biology and Bioinformatics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Cameron THRASHBiological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States of America
Vojtech TLASKALInstitute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, Biology Centre CAS, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Clara TORRES-BARCELÓPlant Pathology, INRAE, Avignon, France
Marie-agnes TRAVERSRBE/IHPE, IFREMER, Montpellier, France
Julia VIERHEILIGResearch Unit Water for Water Quality Management, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Jean-marie VOLLANDORCID_LOGOLRC.Systems - Joint Genome Institute, LRC.Systems & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley , United States of America
Sishuo WANGORCID_LOGOMicrobiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kenneth WASMUNDSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Matthias WIETZDeep-Sea Ecology and Technology, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Elizabeth WILBANKSORCID_LOGODepartment of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States of America
Laetitia WILKINSEco-Evolutionary Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Christian WURZBACHERChair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany
Magdalena WUTKOWSKAInstitute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Olivier ZEMBAnimal Physiology, INRAE, Toulouse, France
Pablo ZUNINODepartment of Microbiology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo, Uruguay