New Journal Editors Appointed

Two Linnean Society journals will be led by Dr Jeffrey Streicher and Dr Steven Dodsworth.

Published on 31st October 2022

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed two new Editors-in-Chief to our journals.

Dr Jeffrey Streicher has been appointed to the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, while Dr Steven Dodsworth will take up the editorship of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. They will both start their new roles on 1 April 2023.

Dr Dodsworth and Dr Streicher will be shadowing the current Editors-in-Chief of the Botanical and Zoological journals, Professor Mike Fay and Dr Maarten Christenhusz respectively. We’re grateful to Professor Fay and Dr Christenhusz for their work on the journals, and for their help in ensuring a smooth transition.

About Dr Dodsworth

Dr Steven Dodsworth

Dr Steven Dodsworth is a botanist with wide-ranging interests that centre on the evolution of plant diversity. In particular his research uses high-throughput DNA sequencing data to study the evolution of plant genomes and traits, and to transform systematic thinking. He is especially interested in the role that chromosome and structural genomic variation play in adaptive radiation, ecological divergence, and speciation, as well as the origin and significance of morphological novelties in plants.

Steven is currently an Associate Editor on the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, as well as being Editor-in-Chief of the Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society. As a result of his new appointment, we are currently calling for applications for the post of Editor-in-Chief of the Evolutionary Journal. See more on our Vacancies Page.

About Dr Streicher

Dr Jeffrey Streicher

Dr Jeffrey Streicher is an evolutionary biologist and herpetologist. He earned an MS in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology from George Mason University, followed by a PhD in Quantitative Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). His postgraduate work focused on the systematics, phylogeography, and natural history of direct-developing frogs from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama. After postdoctoral positions at UTA and the University of Arizona, Jeff's research programme expanded with the incorporation of several high-throughput DNA sequencing methodologies.

In 2015, he moved to the UK after being hired by the Natural History Museum as Curator of Amphibians. Following successful funding applications from the Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation (US), National Research Foundation (South Africa), and the European Commission, he was promoted to the role of Principal Curator. He also serves as the Senior Curator in Charge of Amphibians and Reptiles at the NHM.

Jeff served as Associate Editor (Vertebrates) of Journal of Natural History from 2016-2019. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of Current Herpetology and Journal of Natural History, and was a council member of the Systematics Association from 2018 to 2021.