News from AoB PLANTS

Hall Cushman

AoB PLANTS Chief Editor Hall Cushman

This sum­mer, Hall Cushman suc­ceeded Mike Jackson as Chief Editor of AoB PLANTS. The new editor is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Sonoma State University (USA), one of 23 cam­puses in the California State University sys­tem. He also serves as an Associate Editor of Biological Invasions, a peer-reviewed journal pub­lished by Springer. Prior to join­ing the fac­ulty at Sonoma State, Cushman was a postdoc­toral fel­low at Imperial College (UK), Macquarie University (Australia) and Stanford University (USA).

Although his interests encom­pass all aspects of basic and applied plant bio­logy, Cushman’s research focuses on plant eco­logy, with par­tic­u­lar emphasis on bio­lo­gical inva­sions and plant–animal inter­ac­tions. His research is strongly field-oriented and relies heav­ily on the use of long-term exper­i­ments to address ques­tions at the pop­u­la­tion, com­munity and eco­sys­tem levels. Cushman’s work has been pub­lished widely in peer-reviewed journ­als and has been sup­por­ted by a range of external grants. In 2010, he received the Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship from his home institution.

Cushman is excited about the oppor­tun­ity to serve as Chief Editor of AoB PLANTS dur­ing the next phase of the journal’s devel­op­ment and will be post­ing fre­quent updates to the AoB Blog. Please feel free to email him (cushman@​sonoma.​edu) with ques­tions or com­ments about the journal.


AJ Cann. ORCID 0000-0002-9014-3720

Alan Cann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester and formerly Internet Consulting Editor for AoB.