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Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, SPAIN
Interests: planetary geology; astrobiology; natural resources of near earth space and sustainability; geo and biomarkers; extreme environments and planetary habitability; geodiversity and biodiversity; natural hazards and planetary ecosystems; mineralogy; geoethics in earth and space sciences; geoeducation; science and technology for development; emerging sciences, cultural implications; new paradigms

Editorial Board

Dr. Carlos Alves
Lab2PT, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (research unit of the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and CIG-R, Centre of Geological Research, Management and Valorisation of Resources (School of Sciences), Campus de Gualtar, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; natural stone durability; petrographic features and stone decay; salt weathering; porous media; weathering processes in the built environment; effects of pollutants on stone decay; stone decay as markers of pollution effects; conservation strategies for stone architectural heritage
Contribution: Special Issue: Geoscience of the Built Environment
Special Issue: Rock Cycle and Rock Properties
Special Issue: Geoscience of the Built Environment 2016 Edition
In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Environmental Chemistry
Prof. Aberra Mogessie
Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Graz, Universtaetsplatz 2, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: igneous and metamorphic petrology; geochemistry; mineralogy; economic geology (mainly on Platinum group minerals); computers & geosciences as related to silicate minerals (especially Amphiboles) geotourism and geoheritage; geoeducation
Prof. Dr. Brian Cumming
Paleoecological Environmental Assessment & Research Lab (PEARL), Department of Biology, Queen's University, 116 Barrie St., Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Interests: limnology; paleolimnology; paleoclimate; bioindicators; diatoms; cladocera; aquatic invertebrates; paleoecology; environmental change; eutrophication; acidification; multiple stressors on aquatic systems
Prof. Dr. Alberto C. Riccardi
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
Interests: invertebrate paleontology; ammonoids; mesozoic; stratigraphy; paleobiogeography; history of geology
Dr. Eduardo F.J. de Mulder
Earth Science Matters Foundation, van Dortstraat 52, 2023JP Haarlem, The Netherlands
Interests: environmental geology; urban geology; underground cities and structures; engineering geology; construction materials; geoscience education; subsurface management; international geoscience evaluation; earth science outreach, international geoscience organisations, earth science for sustainable development; international UN Years
Prof. Dr. James Schmitt
Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, P.O. Box 173480, Bozeman, MT 59717-3480, USA
Interests: relations between deformation and sedimentation; sedimentary basin development; controls on sediment provenance; siliciclastic diagenesis; depositional systems; geoscience education; taphonomy and fossil preservation
Contribution: Special Issue: Sedimentary Basins and Orogenic Belts
Special Issue: Sedimentary Basins and Orogenic Belts 2016 Edition
Prof. Dr. Marco Viccaro
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Università di Catania, Geologiche e Ambientali–Sezione di Scienze della Terra, Corso Italia 57, 95129 Catania, Italy
Interests: geochemistry; petrology; volcanology; mineralogy; georesources and applications
Dr. Peter Bobrowsky
Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2, Canada
Interests: natural hazards, engineering geology, environmental geology, urban geology, aggregate resources, surficial exploration, geoethics, geoheritage, forensic geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, till geochemistry, medical geology, Quaternary sciences
Prof. Dr. Ian Coulson
Solid Earth Studies Laboratory, Department of Geology, The University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2, Canada
Interests: Igneous Petrology and Volcanology
Prof. Dr. Kent C. Condie
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
Interests: crustal evolution, supercontinents, large igneous provinces, Precambrian, origin of continents, Archean greenstones, mantle evolution
Prof. Dr. Guochun Zhao
Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Interests: Precambrian geology; supercontinents in Earth’s history; metamorphic petrology; global tectonics
Prof. Michael D. Campbell
Natural Resource Development with Environmental Protection I2M Associates, LLC 1810 Elmen Street, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Interests: mining; minerals; mineral exploration; mining economics; off-world mineral exploration and mining; uranium exploration and mining; rare earth exploration and mining; nuclear power fuel cycle economics; environmental evaluation of nuclear power plants ground water; water well technology; rural water systems; ground water in igneous and metamorphic rocks
Prof. Dr. Mike McWilliams
GNS Science, TE PÜ AO, 1 Fairway Drive, Avalon, P O Box 30 368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand
Interests: geophysics; geochemistry; with an emphasis on isotope geochemistry; geomagnetism; potential field methods; rock physics and tectonics
Prof. Dr. George V. Chilingar
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 3620 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531, USA
Interests: environmental aspects of oil and gas production; petrophysical properties of rocks and drilling fluids; surface and subsurface operations in petroleum production; subsidence due to the fluid withdrawal, testing and storage of petroleum products
Dr. Frederick W. Taylor
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196 (ROC), 10100 Burnet Road (R2200), Austin, TX 78758-4445, USA
Interests: geological proxies for climate change; convergent margin tectonics and active tectonics; paleoseismology; natural hazards; stratigraphy and sedimentology
Dr. Sean P. S. Gulick
Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd Bldg. 196 (R2200), Austin, Texas 78758-4445, USA
Interests: active tectonics: convergent margins, transitional tectonics and microplates, seismic hazards, and tectonic-glacial climate interactions; impact cratering: Chicxulub, mass extinctions, and impact deformation
Dr. Olaf Lenz
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften Angewandte Sedimentgeologie, Schnittspahnstrasse 9, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: palaeoclimate and climate change in the Cenozoic, especially effects of orbital forcing (Milankovitch, sub‐Milankovitch) and vegetation responses; palynology (pollen/spores, algae); palynofacies; palaeontology; palaeobotany; stratigraphy; sedimentology; limnogeology; varve analyses; environmental geology; reconstruction of palaeoecology and palaeoecosystems; statistics and numerical analyses in geosciences; time series analyses
Dr. Andy Nicol
GNS Science, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Interests: fault zone structure and fluid flow; growth of normal faults; plate boundary tectonics; paleoearthquakes; landscape evolution in tectonically active settings; geological storage of CO2; risk assessment
Dr. David W. Peate
Department of Geoscience, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Interests: igneous petrogenesis; large igneous provinces; subduction zones; ocean islands; trace element and radiogenic isotope geochemistry; ICP-MS analytical methods
Dr. Anthony S. Cohen
Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
Interests: radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry; palaeoceanography; palaeoenvironmental change; oceanic anoxic events; large igneous provinces
Dr. Dennis R. Ruez, Jr.
Department of Environmental Studies, One University Plaza, mail stop PAC 308, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407, USA
Interests: vertebrate paleontology; paleoecology; climate change; mammalian evolution; science education
Prof. Dr. Michael Archer AM
PalaeoBiology & Palaeoanthropology Research Group, Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
Interests: vertebrate palaeontology; mammal evolution; marsupial and monotreme diversity and evolution; palaeobiogeography; palaeoenvironments; palaeobiology conservation; taphonomy; ancient DNA; conservation through sustainable use initiatives; structure & function; dental ontogeny; evolution; extinction; karst geology; sedimentology; stratigraphy; biocorrelation; sustainable sources of energy; Cenozoic; palaeoclimates; innovative museology
Prof. Dr. Sérgio H. Faria
1 Basque Center For Climate Change (BC3), Alameda Urquijo 4, Floor 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
2 IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science
Interests: glaciology; ice core research; ice-core paleoclimate records; glacier and ice sheet flow; ice mechanics; snow and firn physics; grain growth; recrystallization; creep of polycrystals; continuum mechanics and thermodynamics
Dr. Essam Heggy
Radar Science Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 300-227, Pasadena, California, 91109, USA
Interests: planetary radar; radar remote sensing; ground penetrating radar; sounding radars; electromagnetic geophysics; dielectric properties; radar propagation and scattering models; inSAR monitoring; EM hydrogeophysics
Dr. Antonio Acosta-Vigil
Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6, I-35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: Igneous petrology; experimental petrology; high-temperature geochemistry; high-grade metamorphism; crustal anatexis; melt inclusions
Contribution: Special Issue: Petrogenesis of Ophiolites
Dr. Ruiliang Pu
School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Interests: wildfire detection and mapping; land use/land cover change detection and mapping; mapping with satellite remote sensing and GIS
Contribution: Special Issue: Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using Geospatial Technologies
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Del Pezzo
Instituto Andaluz de Geofisica, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
Interests: seismology; volcano Seismology; seismic wave propagation in complex Earth media; scattering and attenuation of seismic waves; seismic tomography
Prof. Dr. David J. Prior
Department of Geology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Interests: behavior of crystalline materials; evolution of the Earth’s interior; microstructural analysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)
Prof. Dr. William I. Manton
Geosciences Department, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Interests: isotope ratios; isotope geology, geochronology, lead pollution; toxicology of lead
Prof. Dr. Francois G. Schmitt
Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences, UMR LOG, 28 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France
Interests: hydrology; fluid flow; nonlinear processes in geosciences; time series analysis; multiscale signal analysis and modelling
Dr. Mayank Jain
Associate Professor, Head of the Section - Luminescence Physics. Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark , Risø Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Interests: quaternary geochronology; luminescence dating; transport rates; fluvial sedimentology;Palaeoclimate
Dr. Andrew McGonigle
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
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