Journal Staff

Editor: Eric Menges

Eric Menges received a PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin in 1983. Since 1988, he has worked at Archbold Biological Station in Florida, focusing on fire ecology, rare plant biology, population viability, reintroductions, restoration and effects of land management. He has published over 150 scientific papers and advised more than 130 interns and students.

Managing Editor: Scott Gillihan

Scott Gillihan has a BS in Wildlife Biology and an MA in Zoology. His many years of work as a biologist took him from grasslands to alpine tundra, with particular emphasis on forested ecosystems. His parallel interest in communications led to his current work as a copyeditor, managing editor and editor-in-chief of scientific and popular publications.

Social Media Manager: Cheyenne Moore

Cheyenne Moore received her M.S. in Biology from Bucknell University where she worked on conservation and genetics of Pennsylvania's threatened, rare, and endangered plant taxa. She is currently working on a PhD in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Pittsburgh where she studies plant invasion ecology.

Associate Editors

New Associate Editors are always needed and welcome for providing reviews and obtaining reviews of manuscripts published in the Journal. If you are interested in serving on the NAJ Editorial Board as a subject matter expert for any of the below or other topics, please read our job description and contact the Editor, Eric Menges.

Plant Ecology

  • Young D. Choi- Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
  • Joshua G. Cohen- Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing, MI
  • Katherine Stuble - Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, OH
  • John N. Williams - University of California, Davis, CA

Endangered and Rare Plants/Restoration

  • Donatella Cogoni- Cagliari University, Sardinia, Italy
  • Sarah Hamman- Center for Natural Lands Management, Olympia, WA
  • Anatoliy A. Khapugin - Mordovia State Nature Reserve and National Park Smolny
  • Brenda Molano- Flores Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign
  • Noel Pavlovic- Great Lakes Science Center, Porter, IN
  • Scott Schuette- Western PA Conservancy, Pittsburgh, PA


Vicki Wojcik- Pollinator Partnership, San Francisco, CA

Invasive Species

  • Chris Evans- University of Illinois, Simpson, IL
  • Mike Jenkins- Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Victoria Nuzzo- Natural Area Consultants, Richford, NY
  • Jil Swearingen- Into the Weeds Consulting, MD

Animal Ecology

  • John G. Bruggink- Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
  • Gary S. Casper- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Field Station, Saukville, WI
  • Nick Van Lanen- Bird Conservatory of the Rockies, Fort Collins, CO

Conservation Planning and Policy

  • Dominick DellaSala- Geos Institute, Ashland, OR
  • Betsy Miller Vixie- City of San Diego, San Diego, CA 
  • Bryan Rupar- Central Arkansas Water, Little Rock, AR
  • John Vickery- Denver, CO

Fire Ecology

  • Paula Fornwalt- USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO
  • Hugh Safford- USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA

Book Reviews 

  • Scott Rush- Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University, MS

Thank you to all who make this Journal possible!


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