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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
Prof. Dr. William I. Manton

Associate Editor
Geosciences Department, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Interests: isotope ratios; isotope geology, geochronology, lead pollution; toxicology of lead
Dr. Carlos Alves

Associate Editor
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

Editorial Board

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. 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. 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. 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
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. 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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Dr. Michael Archer AM

PANGEA Research Center, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052
Interests: Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrate-bearing formations, particularly in Australia, South America and New Zealand; fossil record of mammals in the Southern Hemisphere and in particular Australia, South America and New Zealand; evolution of all vertebrate groups; palaeokarst geology; bio- and geocorrelation of Cenozoic freshwater deposits in Australia; palaeoconservation focused on using the fossil record to develop strategies for conserving endangered living species
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
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
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. 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. Maria Helena Henriques

Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Polo II), Universidade de Coimbra, Rua Sílvio Lima, 3039-790 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: palaeontology; biostratigraphy; jurassic; geoconservation; education for sustainable development; science communication
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Management of Geomorphological Heritage
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Volcanic Plumes: Impacts on the Atmosphere and Insights into Volcanic Processes
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