A recommender manages preprint evaluation. Their role is very similar to that of a journal editor (handling preprints, finding reviewers, collecting reviews, editorial decisions based on reviews), with the article eventually being recommended (or not) after several rounds of reviews. PCI Zoology recommenders can recommend up to five articles per year. They are expected to comply with the code of conduct of PCI Zoology, are eligible for selection as a member of the Managing Board for a period of two years, and can propose the nomination of new recommenders to the Managing Board. See the PCI Zoology Guidelines for Recommenders for more information on the key roles and responsibilities.

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There is no minimum time commitment. When submitting, authors suggest recommenders, who then receive automated invitations. Recommenders can choose to accept, decline, or ignore invitations to handle the evaluation of these preprints depending on their schedule.



Pedro ABELLANDepartment of Zoology, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Dominique ADRIAENSEvolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Isabel ALMUDIEvolutionary novelties at the origin of winged insects, Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology, Seville, Spain
Patricia ALVAREZ-CAMPOSBiology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, MADRID, Spain
Miquel A. ARNEDOEvolutionari Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Athanase BADOLONone, None, None, None
Simon BAECKENSNone, None, None, None
Eduardo BARBOSASystematic Biology Group, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Patrícia BELDADEEvolutionary Genetics, CE3E: Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Julio BERNALEntomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, United States of America
Etienne BILGOJoint Medical and Parasitology Laboratory ( IRSS/Centre Muraz), Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé and Centre Muraz, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Bonnie BLAIMERDepartment of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States of America
Núria BONADAFEHM-Lab (Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management), Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Pere BOVERInstituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales (IUCA), Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Christian BRAENDLEInstitut de Biologie Valrose, CNRS & Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
Luc BRENDONCKAnimal Ecology, Global Change and Sustainable Development, KU Leuven, Leuven, Bhutan
Johanne BRUNET BrunetLab- Gene flow and Pollination Biology, USDA-ARS, Madison, United States of America
Josef BRYJAResearch Facility Studenec, Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Vincent CALCAGNOInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, INRA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Alessandro CINICentre for Biodiversity and Environment Research , University College London, London, United Kingdom
Anna COHUETMIVEGEC, IRD, Montpellier, France
Fabien CONDAMINEInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Raul COSTA-PEREIRADepartamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil
Virginie COURTIER-ORGOGOZOInstitut jacques Monod - UMR7592, CNRS, Paris, France
Astrid CRUAUDCBGP, INRA, Montferrier-sur-lez, France
Liliana D'ALBAEvolution and Optics of Nanostructures, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium
Thibault DATRYDYNAM, IRSTEA, Lyon, France
Ellen DECAESTECKERAquatic Biology, KU Leuven, Kortrijk, Belgium
Jacques DEEREIBED - Evolutionary and Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jérôme DELROISSEORCID_LOGOBiology of Marine Organisms and Biomimetism, University of Liège, Mons, Belgium
Marleen DE TROCHMarine Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Adrian DIAZLaboratory of Arbovirus, Institute of Virology "Dr. J. M. Vanella" - Faculty of Medicine - National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Alison DUNCANInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Universite de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Stéphane DUPASORCID_LOGOEvolution genomes comportment et écologie, IRD, Bogotá, Colombia
Anne DUPLOUYORCID_LOGOOrganismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Program, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Evan ECONOMOBiodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna-son, Japan
Marianne ELIASInstitute of Systematics, Evolution, Biodievrsity, CNRS - MNHN, Paris, France
Thomas ENRIQUEZBertanne VISSER laboratory, Unité d'entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive - Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Gembloux, Belgium
Uli ERNSTApicultural State Institute, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Arnaud ESTOUPCentre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (CBGP), INRA, Montferrier / Lez cedex, France
Benoit FACONUMR PVBMT, Inra, Saint Pierre, la Réunion, France
Giovanny FAGUACarrera 7 40-62, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Xavier FAUVERGUEInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Lionel FEUGÈREORCID_LOGOFaculty of Engineering and Science, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, United Kingdom
Matthias FOELLMEREvolutionary Ecology, Adelphi University, Department of Biology, Garden City, United States of America
Colin FONTAINECentre d'Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation, CNRS, paris, France
Vincent FORAYInstitute de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte (UMR-CNRS 7261), Université de Tours, Tours, France
Julien FOUCAUDSPE, INRAE, Montferrier-sur-lez, France
Inês FRAGATAMITE2: Multidisciplinary Investigation Targetting Ecology and Evolution, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon, Portugal
Enric FRAGOCIRAD - UMR CBGP Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, CIRAD, Montferrier sur Lez , France
Pierre FRANCKPlantes & Systèmes de culture Horticoles (PSH), INRA, Avignon, France
Bruno FRÉDÉRICHFreshwater and OCeanic science Unit of reSearch (FOCUS), University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
Andre Victor FREITASRua Plinio Aveniente, 8 apto 205, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Mariam GABELAIAHerpetology department, The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
Peter GALBUSERACentre for Research and Conservation, RZSA, Antwerp, Belgium
Jean-luc GATTIInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Patricia GIBERTlaboratoire Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, CNRS, Villeurbanne, France
Yuval GOTTLIEBKoert School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel
Thomas GUILLEMAUDORCID_LOGOisa, inra, Sophia Antipolis, France
Sander GUSSEKLOOExperimental Zoology Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Clive HAMBLERDepartment of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Jeffrey HARVEYTerrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
Marie-jeanne HOLVECKCentre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive CEFE-CNRS, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Ruth HUFBAUERAg. Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States of America
Christina HVILSOMResearch and conservation, Copenhagen Zoo, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Arne JANSSENDepartment of Evolutionary and Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chris JIGGINSButterfly Genetics Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Merlijn JOCQUEAquatic and Terrestrial Ecology (ATECO), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels, Belgium
Kurt JORDAENSEntomology, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
Hélène JOURDANPVBMT, CIRAD, Saint Pierre, France
Emmanuelle JOUSSELINCBGP, INRAe, Montpellier, France
Emmanuelle JOUSSELINCentre de Biologie et de Gestion des populations, INRA, Montpellier, France
Daisuke KAGEYAMAInstitute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan
Stefaniya KAMENOVACentre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Laurent KELLERDepartment of Ecology and Evolution , University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Carole KERDELHUECBGP, INRA, Montpellier, France
Gael KERGOATUMR 1062 CBGP, INRA, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France
Abderrahman KHILAIGFL, ENS de Lyon, CNRS UMR5242, CNRS, Lyon, France
Joris M. KOENEEcoloy & Evolution, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Takashi KOYAMAMetabolism and Neuroendocribology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Natacha KREMERLaboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Lyon 1 / CNRS, Villeurbannce, France
Denis LAFAGEECOBIO, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Michael LATTORFFORCID_LOGOSchool of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Thierry LEFEVREMIVEGEC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Thomas LENORMANDCEFE, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Michela LEONARDIDepartment of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Patrick LHOMMELaboratory of Zoology, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
Romain LIBBRECHTBehavioural Ecology and Social Evolution, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Jorge M. LOBOBiogeography and Global Change, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain
Eric LOMBAERTISA, INRAE, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Sara MAGALHÃESMITE2, cE3c - FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal
Elodie MAGNANOUUMR7232 BIOM Biologie Intégrative des Organismes Marins, CNRS, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Thibaut MALAUSAInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRAE, Sophia Antipolis, France
Alejandro MANZANO MARÍNDivision of Microbial Ecology, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Jose M. MARTIN-DURANSchool of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Julien MARTINEZCentre for Virus Research, MRC-University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Ademir Jesus MARTINSLaficave, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Karen D MCCOYMIVEGEC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
John MEASEYCentre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Marcos MÉNDEZArea of Biodiversity and Conservation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles, Spain
Joël MEUNIERORCID_LOGOInstitut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte (IRBI), CNRS / Université de Tours, UMR 7261, Tours, France
Loïc N. MICHELORCID_LOGOAnimal Systematics and Diversity, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
Denis MICHEZLaboratory of Zoology, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
Nicolas MOIROUXMIVEGEC, IRD, Montpellier, France
Karine MONCEAUUMR CNRS-univ. LR 7372 CEBC, Université La Rochelle, Villiers en Bois, France
Antonia MONTEIROMonteiro Lab, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Marta MONTSERRATApplied Ecology, IHSM La Mayora - CSIC, Algarrobo-Costa, Spain
Jérôme MOREAUUMR Biogéosciences, Université de Bourgone, Dijon, France
Laurence MOUTONLaboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Lyon1, Lyon, France
Leo NAGELKERKEAquaculture & Fisheries Group, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Violaine NICOLASUMR ISYEB , Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Caroline Marie Jeanne Yvonne NIEBERDINGEvolutionary Ecology and Genetics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Johanna OHMDebug, Verily Life Science, South San Francisco, United States of America
Maria PANIWORCID_LOGOConversation Biology and Global Change, Doñana Biological Station CSIC, Seville, Spain
Maria PAPPASLaboratory of Agricultural Entomology and Zoology, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece
Foteini PASCHALIDOUAgronomie, Inra, Thirverval -Grignon , France
Flávio Dias PASSOSDepartment of Animal Biology, Institute of Biology - University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Cedric PENNETIERMIVEGEC, IRD, Montpellier, France
Adrien PERRARDinstitute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris, Université de Paris, Paris, France
Charles PERRIERORCID_LOGOCBGP, INRAE, Montpellier, France
Jose E. PIETRIPietri Lab, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, United States of America
Marylène POIRIÉInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, Université Côte d'Azur, INRA, CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France
Subhash RAJPUPUROHITHOW Laboratory, Division of Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
Claudio RAMIREZInstitute of Biological Sciences, University of Talca, Talca, Chile
Jean-yves RASPLUSCentre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, INRA, Montpellier, France
Richard REDAKEntomology, University of California, Riverside, United States of America
Ana RIVEROMIVEGEC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Elva ROBINSONDepartment of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom
George RODERICKEnvironmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States of America
Olivier ROUXORCID_LOGOMIVEGEC, Institut de recherche pour le développement France-Sud, Montpellier, France
Raphaël ROYAUTÉUMR EcoSys, INRAE, Palaiseau, France
Leonor R RODRIGUESCentre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Sean RYANEcological and Biological Sciences, Exponent, Menlo Park, United States of America
David SÁNCHEZ-FERNÁNDEZAquatic Ecology. Department of Ecology and Hydrology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Diego SANTOS-GARCIAUMR CNRS 5558 - LBBE, Evolutionary genetics of host-parasite interactions group , Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Thomas SAPPINGTONCorn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Ames, United States of America
Nicolas SAUVIONUMR PHIM (Plant Health Institute of Montpellier), INRAE, Montpellier, France
Bertrand SCHATZCEFE (Center for Evolutionnary and Functionnal Ecology), CNRS, Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Mathilde SCHEIFLERORCID_LOGOEvolution and Ecophysiology group - Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Gembloux, Belgium
Isa SCHONOD Nature, ATECO group, team Freshwater Biology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Frederic SIMARDMIVEGEC, IRD, Montpellier, France
Jean-christophe SIMONUMR IGEPP, INRA, Le Rheu, France
Michael Christopher SINGERSETE, CNRS, MOULIS, France
Carole SMADJAInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Guy SMAGGHEAgrozoology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Isabel SMALLEGANGESchool of Natural & Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Yash SONDHIORCID_LOGOInstitute of Enviroment, Florida International University, Miami, United States of America
Felix SPERLINGBiological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Koen Hw STEINRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Kathryn STEWARTDepartment of Evolutionary and Population Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Réjane STREIFFCBGP, INRA, Montpellier, France
Nathalie STROEYMEYTAnt Epidemiology Lab, University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom
Rachel STUBBINGTONDynamic Streams Research Group, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Élio SUCENAEvolution and Development, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Marianna SZUCSBiological Control, Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States of America
Victor TAGLIACOLLOMuseu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Martijn TIMMERMANSNatural Sciences, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Xiaoling TONGState Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University China · Beibei, Chongqing, China
Kévin TOUGERONORCID_LOGOEcology of Interactions and Global Change lab., Université de Mons, Mons, Belgium
Emmanuel TOUSSAINTORCID_LOGOEntomology, Natural History Museum of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Anastasia TSAGKARAKOULaboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology , Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical crops and Viticulture, Hellenic Agricultural Organisation 'DEMETER" , Heraklion, Greece
Michelle TSENGAdaptation to Changing Environments, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Carl VANGESTELJoint Experimental Molecular Unit, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Louise VAN OUDENHOVEInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Fabrice VAVRELaboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, UMR5558, Université Lyon 1, CNRS, Villeurbanne, France
Elodie VERCKENInstitut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRA, Sophia Antipolis, France
François VERHEGGENORCID_LOGOChemical and Behavioural Ecology, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
Erik VERHEYENOperation Direction Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Niels VERHULSTNational Centre for Vector Entomology, Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Eveline C. VERHULSTLaboratory of Entomology, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Richard S. VETTERNone, None, None, None
Laurence VIALNone, None, None, None
Bertanne VISSEREvolution and Ecophysiology group , Université de Liège, Gembloux, Belgium
Renaud VITALISCBGP, INRA, Montpellier, France
Heiko VOGELEntomology Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
Niklas WAHLBERGDepartment of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Nicky WYBOUWLaboratory of Agrozoology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Flore ZÉLÉInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution (ISEM, UMR5554), Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France