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Editor-in-Chief

Élder Antônio Sousa e Paiva

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

I am currently a Professor of Plant Anatomy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. My research interests have focused on secretion mechanisms, cell biology and plant-environment interactions. I have served as Editor for Acta since 2009, becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2014. I have come to realize that acting behind the scenes of science is as important as activities in the laboratory. Our editorial board broadly represents modern advances of botanical science, and maintains high ethical standards and great respect for our authors. Besides science, I enjoy observing the world and trying to understand our role as animals on this planet. I enjoy cooking and sharing dreams with those I love.

Assistant Editors

Adriana Mayumi Yano-Melo

Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, PE, Brazil

I am interested in the biology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and its application to improving plant establishment and development in the natural environment. Most of my research is on the role of AMF in abiotic stress and the effect of soil management on the propagation and distribution of AMF. I am an Associated Editor for ABB since January 2012. I was Professor in the Departamento de Micologia – UFPE, from 2004 to 2006, since July 2006 I have been Professor of Microbiology at the UNIVASF. Nowadays, I am a member of the Advisory Committee of the Facepe. Besides working, I enjoy the company of my family and friends, and sharing good conversation over home cooked meals.

Alexandre Salino

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

I am Professor of Plant Systematics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. I study the taxonomy and systematics of ferns and lycophytes of the Neotropics. I have a special interest in using phylogeny and biogeography as tools to recover the evolutionary history of ferns. I have been the Curator of the Herbarium BHCB (UFMG) since 2004. I have seved as Associate Editor for Acta Botanica Brasilica since 2010. I love to travel in general, but especially to know different types of vegetation in mountainous regions and, of course, to collect ferns.

Ana Haydee Ladio

Universidad Nacional del Comahue, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

I have a PhD in Biology (UN Comahue, 2002), and have been a researcher at CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Argentina) since December 2004. My interests and experience are with ethnobiology. My perspective is biocultural –linking ecology and culture– and I attempt to understand the connection between humans and nature in diverse ecological and cultural settings. I have published on a variety of different ethnobotanical and ethnoecological topics.

Cleber Cunha Figueredo

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

I am currently Professor of Cryptogamae Taxonomy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. As a researcher, my interests have focused on the physiology of algae and aspects of the community ecology of phytoplankton. I have served as Assistant Editor for Acta since February 2015. In addition to my interests in botany, I enjoy observing all kinds of interactions among species of different taxonomic groups, but I particularly love bird behavior. I like to play sports and enjoy the opportunities it provides to meet and socialize with different people, including those with other professional interests.

Davi Rodrigo Rossatto

Universidade Estadual Paulista, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil

I have a PhD in Ecology (University of Brasilia) and am Assistant Professor at the UNESP Jaboticabal. I have experience in the fields of botany and ecology. My research deals with individual, population and community ecology, especially with topics related to ecophysiology, functional traits and their effects on plant communities and ecosystems. I am very interested in ecological questions of regarding savannas (with focus on Cerrado herbaceous plants) but I work with a series of other plant organisms such as bromeliads, hemiparasites, trees and vines. In addition to the biological sciences, I have a profound interest in world and Brazilian history (especially the imperial period).

Eduardo Gusmão Pereira

Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Florestal, MG, Brazil

I am Professor of Plant Physiology at the Federal University of Viçosa. My research interests focuses on understanding the mechanisms plants use to overcome abiotic stress. I have been working as Associate Editor (Plant Physiology) for Acta since March 2014.

Eve Lucas

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

I study the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, evolution and conservation of the guava family (Myrtaceae) with a focus on the fleshy-fruited tribes Myrteae and Syzygieae. Myrteae is predominantly Neotropical and includes the hyper-diverse genera Myrcia s.l. and Eugenia; I have particular interest in the former.  I also have interests in the ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical forests. I am based at the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew where I also serve on the editorial boards of Flora of the Guianas and Kew Bulletin, and am an occasional editor of Phytotaxa.

Fernando A. O. Silveira

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

I have a broad interest in tropical plant ecology, with special focus on the ecology of seeds. My main research line focuses on how seed traits and processes (germination, dormancy and dispersal) are linked to community assembly and biological conservation. Secondary interests include the eco-evolutionary dynamics of plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal, plant-herbivore and plant-pathogen) and plant physiology. My research is conducted in ancient vegetation associated with rocky outcrops, where species experience chronic resource-limitation. I am the leader of the Laboratory of Tropical Plant Ecology and Evolution at the Department of Plant Biology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and have been a member of the Editorial Board of Acta Botanica Brasilica since 2013. In my free time, like spending time with my son, traveling and playing bass/guitar in our jazz group.

Flavio Antonio Maës dos Santos

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil

I am Professor of Plant Ecology at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in São Paulo. My research interest is focused in plant ecology, particularly in questions related to populations and communities.

Nádia Roque

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil

I’m Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia and curator of Herbarium ALCB. My research is focused on plant systematic and conservation of biodiversity. My work envolves floristic inventories, taxonomy and molecular phylogeny with emphasis in Asteraceae and campos rupestres phytophysiognomy. My interest in floristic has provided new findings for environmental conservation in state of Bahia. Besides, I have a special attention for the morphology concepts in Asteraceae producing literature for the better comprehension of the family.

Natalia Hanazaki

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

I am Professor of Ecology, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology and Human Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. My research interests are related to the local use of plant resources and their implications for the conservation of the biodiversity in a dynamic context. In this sense, I believe in the importance of the valorization of traditional knowledge as a tool for both biodiversity conservation and local development. I have been seving as Associate Editor (Ethnobotan) for Acta Botanica Brasilica since March 2014. My interests other than science include travel, sports, cello music, and good food.

Paulo Eugênio Oliveira

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil

I am Professor of Plant Biology and Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, in Minas Gerais. I have been working with plant reproductive biology and ecology of Cerrado vegetation, the Neotropical savanna areas in Central Brazil. I am particularly interested in the pollination biology and alternative asexual reproduction strategies of Cerrado plants as a way to understand the dynamics and evolution of the Cerrado itself, and contribute to conservation strategies for this threatened conservation hotspot. I have been Assistant Editor for Acta since 2011.

Paulo Takeo Sano

Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

I am Associate Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo – USP. My research involves plant systematics and biodiversity education, with a focus on biodiversity conservation. My systematics research, particularly regarding diversity and evolution, is focused on monocots. My research group has been working on conservation projects in high elevation areas known as campos rupestres. We have also performed research involving local communities, focusing on their environmental perception, and engaging local and scientific knowledge.

Pedro V. Eisenlohr

Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil

I am currently Lecturer of Evolution and Plant Sciences at the Universidae do Estado de Mato Grosso. As a researcher, my interests are with the distribution of plant species, ecological modeling and conservation biogeography. I have been serving as Associate Editor (Plant Ecology) for Acta since April 2016. I strongly believe that education transforms the world, and I advocate the use of high-quality science as basis for conservation practices.

Sandra Maria Carmello-Guerreiro

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil

I am Professor of Plant Anatomy at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. I have been working with vegetative and reproductive plant anatomy. I am particularly interested in seed and fruit anatomy of a variety of Angiosperm taxa (Anacardiaceae, Sapindaceae, Apocynaceae, among others). I have been serving as Associate Editor  (Plant Anatomy) for Acta Botanica Brasilica since March 2014. I love traveling in general, and exploring different places by foot, as well as good food, good wine and good company.

Tatiana Baptista Gibertoni

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil

My research field is ecology and morphological and molecular taxonomy of macroscopic Basidiomycota. Our team is trying to understand how diverse and how this group of fungi is distributed in space and time in Brazil. Besides Basidiomycota, I also teach Bioethics in UFPE and, occasionally, Lichens and Fungi of Economical and Ecological Importance. As field biologist, I love travelling to be in contact with nature, not only for work, but for leisure and to remember how little we know and how much we have to do.

Vania Gonçalves Lourenço Esteves

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

I am Titular Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ – Museu Nacional. My research fields are palynology and taxonomy of Asteraceae. My interest has focused on the pollen morphology and palynotaxonomy of various families (Angiosperms, Bryophyta and Pterydophyta s.l.). I have served as Editor for Acta since 2009.

Editorial Comitee

Alfredo Gui Ferreira

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Francisco de Assis Ribeiro dos Santos

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil

Gerhard Gottsberger

University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Jorge Víctor Crisci

Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Peter Edward Gibbs

University of St. Andrews, UK

Silvia Rodrigues Machado

Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brazil

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