Geosciences — Editors


Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), C/ Del Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Facultad de Medicina (Edificio Entrepabellones 7 y 8), 28040 Madrid, Spain
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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
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Prof. Dr. William I. Manton
Associate Editor
Geosciences Department, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
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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
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Editorial Board

Dr. Antonio Acosta-Vigil
Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6, I-35131 Padova, Italy
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Interests: Igneous petrology; experimental petrology; high-temperature geochemistry; high-grade metamorphism; crustal anatexis; melt inclusions
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Special Issue: Petrogenesis of Ophiolites
Prof. Dr. Michael Archer AM
PANGEA Research Center, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052
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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. Maurizio Barbieri
Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, 5 - 00185 Roma, Italy
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Interests: geochemical tracers in hydrological studies; interactions between water and the geological and chemical environment; quantitative understanding of chemically based processes in hydrogeochemical environments and complementary physical and biological processes and conditions; kinetics and equilibria of geochemical reactions; the movement of isotopes and soil chemistry; freshwater-seawater interactions in coastal aquifers; basic and applied research on speciation and transformation of trace metals and metalloids during biogeochemical processes in both natural and anthropogenic environments; radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry
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Special Issue: Isotopes in Hydrology and Hydrogeology
Special Issue: Environmental Geochemistry: Earth Surface Processes and Measurement Uncertainty
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Water Science
Dr. Amel Barich
Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Karl Liebknecht Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
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Interests: Metamorphic and igneous petrology, experimental petrology, high grade metamorphism, garnet geochronology, melt inclusions, crustal anatexis, mantle xenoliths, geoethics in earth sciences, geoeducation, geoscience communication
Dr. Andrey Bekker
Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: Precambrian geology, chemostratigraphy, rise of atmospheric oxygen, atmosphere and ocean redox, sedimentology-stratigraphy, supercontinents, LIPs, iron formations, isotope geochemistry
Dr. Peter Bobrowsky
Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2, Canada
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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
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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
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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. Barbara A. Cohen
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA
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Interests: planetary science, geochronology, Mars, meteorite, planetary mission operations, Martian rocks
Prof. Dr. Kent C. Condie
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
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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
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Interests: Igneous Petrology and Volcanology
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Critelli
Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Interests: Sedimentary Petrology, Provenance studies of sedimentary rocks; Tectonic and sedimentation; Basin Analysis
Prof. Lorna Dawson
The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, Scotland, UK
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Interests: soil science; soil forensics; geoforensics
Dr. Eduardo F.J. de Mulder
Earth Science Matters Foundation, van Dortstraat 52, 2023JP Haarlem, The Netherlands
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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. Edoardo Del Pezzo
Instituto Andaluz de Geofisica, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Interests: seismology; volcano Seismology; seismic wave propagation in complex Earth media; scattering and attenuation of seismic waves; seismic tomography
Prof. John Eichelberger
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, USA
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Interests: volcanology; igneous petrology; geothermal energy; scientific drilling; natural hazards; Arctic issues
Prof. Dr. Haakon Fossen
Department of Earth Science/Museum of Natural History, Allegt. 41, Postboks 7803, N-5020 Bergen, Norway
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Interests: Structural geology and tectonics, orogeny, rifting, fault growth, shear zones and shear zone structures, strain, transpression/transtension, Caledonian and Brasiliano orogenic systems
Prof. Dr. Francois G. Schmitt
Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences, UMR LOG, 28 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux, France
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Interests: hydrology; fluid flow; nonlinear processes in geosciences; time series analysis; multiscale signal analysis and modelling
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
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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. Essam Heggy
Radar Science Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 300-227, Pasadena, California, 91109, USA
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Interests: planetary radar; radar remote sensing; ground penetrating radar; sounding radars; electromagnetic geophysics; dielectric properties; radar propagation and scattering models; inSAR monitoring; EM hydrogeophysics
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
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Interests: palaeontology; biostratigraphy; jurassic; geoconservation; education for sustainable development; science communication
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Special Issue: Sustainable Management of Geomorphological Heritage
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the “14th European Geoparks Conference”
Prof. Dr. David J. Prior
Department of Geology, University of Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Interests: behavior of crystalline materials; evolution of the Earth’s interior; microstructural analysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)
Dr. Mayank Jain
Luminescence Physics, Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark, Risø Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Interests: quaternary geochronology; luminescence dating; transport rates; fluvial sedimentology;Palaeoclimate
Dr. Rohini Kumar
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Interests: Hydrological and land-surface modelling; predictions and modelling of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts); hydrological predictions in data-scare and ungauged basins (PUB); climate change impact assessment for hydro-climatic applications; seasonal forecasts toward hydro-meteorological applications; distributed hydrologic modelling (development and applications); scaling of hydrological process and model parameterizations; drought and heatwaves; data-driven and modelling studies focusing on hydro-meteorological applications from regional to global scales
Dr. Olaf Lenz
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Generaldirektion, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, 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. Kuo-Fong Ma
Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Chung-Li 320-54, Taiwan
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Interests: earthquake physics; seismic hazard evaluation; ground motion simulation; borehole seismology; induced seismicity
Prof. Matteo Massironi
Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Gradenigo 6, I-35131 Padova, Italy
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Interests: planetary geology; tectonics and structural geology; fault zone architectures; structural control on large landslides (Deep Seated Gravitational Slope Deformations); geolological mapping; remote sensing geology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); 3D geo-modelling
Prof. Dr. Anne Mather
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
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Interests: natural hazards, palaeohydrology, fluvial and dryland geomorphology, tectonic geomorphology, Quaternary landscape development, fluvial sedimentology, alluvial fans, river terraces, landslides
Dr. Andrew McGonigle
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
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Special Issue: Volcanic Plumes: Impacts on the Atmosphere and Insights into Volcanic Processes
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. Adrian Muxworthy
Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
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Interests: palaeomagnetism, solid earth geophysics, meteoritics, hydrocarbon research, anthropogenic pollution
Dr. Andy Nicol
GNS Science, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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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. Ruiliang Pu
School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
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Interests: wildfire detection and mapping; land use/land cover change detection and mapping; mapping with satellite remote sensing and GIS
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Special Issue: Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using Geospatial Technologies
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
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Interests: invertebrate paleontology; ammonoids; mesozoic; stratigraphy; paleobiogeography; history of geology
Prof. Dr. Paul Schwab
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
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Interests: environmental chemistry; water quality; remediation of contaminated soils and sediments; reclamation of highly disturbed lands; restoration and revegetation of waste sites; soil mineralogy; phytoremediation; geochemical modeling; equilibria and rates of biogechemical reactions; redox reactions in soil and aquatic environments; environmental fate of nanoparticles
Dr. Deodato Tapete
Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Interests: earth observation; radar and optical remote sensing; InSAR; time series analysis; Earth Sciences; environmental geology; natural hazards; urban environments; geoheritage; geoconservation; cultural heritage
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Special Issue: Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology
Special Issue: Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Geoscientific Ground Investigations for Archaeological and Heritage Research
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
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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
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Interests: geochemistry; petrology; volcanology; mineralogy; georesources and applications
Prof. Sergio C. Vinciguerra
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, Via Valperga Caluso 35, 10125, Turin, Italy
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Interests: microseismicity; rock physics and geomechanical characterisation of rocks from micro to macroscale; seismic and mechanical site characterisation; physical properties of rock cores and upscaling to geophysical logs; seismic imaging (seismic tomography) from micro to macro scale with application to volcanic edifices and fault zones; experimental rock deformation and failure mechanisms; hydro-thermo-mechanical coupling with application to volcano edifices; precursory deformation before dynamic failure; seismic signals during fluid flow and magma emplacement; deformation mechanisms and permeability of fault damage zone; deformation mechanisms of highly porous grainstones and tuffs
Dr. Hongyan Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079,Hubei, China
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Interests: Hyperspectral remote sensing; land use/land cover change detection and mapping; remote sensing applications
Prof. Dr. Guochun Zhao
Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
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Interests: Precambrian geology; supercontinents in Earth’s history; metamorphic petrology; global tectonics
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