New Subject Editor: Daniel Kissling17 February 2014
Dr W. Daniel Kissling is a quantitative biodiversity scientist, with an interest in macroecology & biogeography, spatial ecology, biotic interactions, and global change. He obtained his doctoral degree in 2008 at the University of Mainz, Germany (with Katrin Böhning-Gaese), then worked for 1 year as a postdoc at the University of California San Diego, USA (with Walter Jetz), and for 2 years as a postdoc at Aarhus University, Denmark (with Jens-Christian Svenning). After this, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark (2012–2013) and then started in 2014 as Associate Professor at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dr Kisslings research is centred on spatial, quantitative, and geographic aspects of ecology, evolution and global change, with a focus on terrestrial vertebrates (especially birds, mammals and reptiles), insects (currently butterflies and bumblebees), and vascular plants. He is particularly interested in understanding how environmental factors, species interactions, human impacts, and evolutionary history combine to influence species distributions and the structure and assembly of biological communities. Since 2012, Dr Kissling is associate editor for the Journal of Biogeography and has joined the editorial board of Ecography as subject editor in 2014.