Land — Editors


Prof. Dr. Andrew Millington
School of the Environment, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
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Interests: land use dynamics and potential impacts around increased foreign ownership of farmland in Australia; the coca/cocaine trade as a driver of land use dynamics in humid tropical forests; analysis of landscape fragmentation patterns in tropical and sub-tropical landscapes
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Editorial Board

Dr. Ward Anseeuw
CIRAD (International Centre for Agricultural Research and Development) and University of Pretoria (Post Graduate school of Agriculture and Rural Development), Dept of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, Private bag X20 Hatfield, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
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Interests: Africa; agrarian and land reform; agricultural and land policies; large-scale land acquisitions; rural development; farming systems; livelihoods and poverty; institutional and policy analysis
Prof. Dr. Paul Aplin
Department of Geography, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, United Kingdom
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Interests: remote sensing; image processing; land cover and land use; scale; classification; monitoring
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Special Issue: Earth Observation Technology Cluster: Innovative Sensor Systems for Advanced Land Surface Studies
Dr. Hossein Azadi
Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
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Special Issue: Land and Food Policy
Dr. Ian Baird
Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Room 455 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
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Interests: Laos; Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam; common property; land grabbing; land tenure; REDD; swidden agriculture; economic land concession; rubber; contract farming
Prof. Dr. Philip Berke
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning & Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Interests: land use and environmental planning; community resilience; public engagement
Prof. Dr. Eduardo S. Brondizio
Department of Anthropology, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
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Interests: environmental and economic anthropology; land use and landscape history; ethnobotany; household economy and demographics; livelihoods and poverty; people-forest interaction; socio-ecological complex systems analysis; and integrative methodologies and remote sensing applications in the social sciences
Prof. Dr. Daniel G. Brown
School of Natural Resources and Environment & Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Michigan, 440 Church St., 3505 Dana Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: land-use and land-cover dynamics; agent-based modeling; computer simulation; GIS; remote sensing; ecological mapping; social surveys
Prof. Dr. Andrew Carleton
Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: climate; climatology; climate dynamics; land surface-atmosphere interactions; surface hydro-climatology; precipitation recycling; soil moisture; bio-climatology (vegetation); land surface modification; deforestation in middle-latitudes; satellite remote sensing
Prof. Dr. Artemi Cerdà
Department of Geography, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: use soil erosion; land degradation; agriculture; environment; soil hydrology; desertification; Mediterranean
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Special Issue: Rainfall Simulators as a tool in Soil Science, Geomorphology and Hydrology research and teaching
Special Issue: The Impact of Land Use Change on Water Resources, Soil and Landforms: Perspectives from Multiple Climates
Prof. Dr. Randall Crane
Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, 305 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656, USA
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Interests: land use; housing; urban development; suburbanization; community development
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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Interests: land use economics; land use and climate change; dynamics and consequences of land system change; urban energy balance; energy; environmental and climate policies
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Special Issue: Large Scale LUCC, Surface Energy Fluxes and Energy Use
Prof. Erle C. Ellis
Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 211 Sondheim Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
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Interests: Global ecology; Land use change; Landscape ecology; Anthropocene
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Special Issue: Anthropogenic Biomes
Prof. Dr. Thomas B. Fischer
Department of Civic Design, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, 74 Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZQ, UK
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Interests: climate and environmental change; strategic environmental assessment; environmental impact assessment; sustainability and integrated appraisal; territorial impact assessment; health impact assessment; spatial and transport planning
Prof. Holly K. Gibbs
Department of Geography and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1710 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726, USA
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Interests: land change science; human-environment interactions; tropical deforestation; zero-deforestation commitments; Brazil; United States; soy; cattle; potentially available cropland; policy relevant science
Prof. Dr. David Gillieson
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, Qld 4870, Australia
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Interests: tropical ecology and land management; remote sensing applications in natural resources management; protected area management
Prof. Dr. H. Ricardo Grau
Instituto de Ecología Regional, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - CONICET, Argentina
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Interests: land use change; Latin America; Andes; subtropical Argentina; Chaco; Puna; forest dynamics; exotic species invasions; forest transition; land cover change - development relationships
Dr. Andres Guhl
Department of History, Universidad de los Andes Carrera 1 No. 18A-12. Bogotá, Colombia
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Interests: landscape change; environmental history; Latin America; agricultural intensification; environment and development; global environmental change; coffee
Prof. Dr. Katharina Helming
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, Germany
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Interests: sustainability assessment; multifunctional land use; soil conservation; landscape synthesis
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Special Issue: Assessment and Governance of Sustainable Soil Management
Prof. Dr. Ian Hodge
The Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP, UK
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Interests: rural land use; environmental and resource management; agricultural and agri-environment policy; institutional and policy analysis; rural development
Dr. Stefan Hotes
Department of Ecology, Philipps-University Marburg, Karl-v.-Frisch-Str. 8, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Interests: Ecosystem functions and ecosystem services in cultural landscapes, sustainable land management, ecology of wetlands, palaeoecology, science policy interfaces
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Special Issue: Agro(Eco)System Services—Supply and Demand from Fields to Society
Prof. Dr. Pavlos S. Kanaroglou
School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S-4K1, Canada
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Interests: urban land use; urban transportation; urban models; simulation; spatial analysis; spatial statistics
Dr. Monika Kopecka
Department of Geoinformatics, Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stefanikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Interests: land use/land cover change; landscape fragmentation; urban dynamics; ecosystem services; remote sensing
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Special Issue: Urban Land Systems: An Ecosystems Perspective
Prof. Dr. Michael Gregory Lloyd
School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland, UK
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Interests: land use regulation; land use planning; spatial planning; strategic planning; environmental management
Prof. Dr. Audrey L. Mayer
Department of Social Sciences and School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
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Interests: Sustainability science, landscape ecology and planning, environmental policy, biodiversity conservation
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Special Issue: Remote Sensing in Support of Environmental Policy
Special Issue: Ecosystem Function and Land Use Change
Special Issue: Sustaining the Shrinking City: Concepts, Dynamics and Management
Prof. Dr. Ole Mertz
Section of Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
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Interests: land systems science; land use transitions; tropical agriculture; climate change mitigation and adaptation; forest-agriculture frontiers; multi-functional landscapes; shifting cultivation; developing countries
Dr. James D.A Millington
Department of Geography, King's College London, K7.48 Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, UK
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Interests: Agent-based modelling; landscape ecology; land use/cover change modelling; coupled human and natural systems
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Special Issue: Agent-Based Modelling and Landscape Change
Prof. Dr. Philip Morrison
School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences (SGEES), Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, PO Box 600, New Zealand
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Interests: urban geography; urban labour markets; urban housing markets; well-being and the city
Professor Harini Nagendra
Azim Premi University, PES Institute of Technology Campus, Pixel Park, B Block, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560100, India
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Interests: protected areas; landcover change in South Asia; urban landscape ecology; remote sensing for biodiversity assessment; local institutions and social interviews
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Special Issue: Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: The Role of People
Special Issue: Urban Land Systems: An Ecosystems Perspective
Prof. Dr. Robert Gilmore Pontius, Jr.
Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 10610, USA
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Interests: geographic information science (GIS); coupled human and natural systems; quantitative ecological modeling; land change science; spatial statistics
Dr. Claudia A. Radel
Department of Environment & Society, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5215, USA
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Interests: gender and agrarian change, conservation, and natural resource management & assets; migration and land-use change; smallholder livelihood dynamics.
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Special Issue: Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods
Prof. Navin Ramankutty
Liu Institute for Global Issues and Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Interests: global agriculture and food security; land use and cover change; global environmental change; global climate change; earth system science; ecosystem services; climate-vegetation interactions; global biogeochemical cycles
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Special Issue: Anthropogenic Biomes
Dr. Luca Rizzo
Dipatimento di SCIENZE POLITICHE, GIURIDICHE E STUDI INTERNAZIONALI (SPGI), Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 28 - 35123 Padova, Italy
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Interests: land use and cover dynamics; changing rural-urban forms/territorial shapes (focus: in particular touristic-vocated areas and those vocated for high quality typical cultivations); landscape change and environmental implications; route-based based tourism/heritage valorization practices and sustainability; agriculture; cartography and GIS
Dr. Ernan Rustiadi
Center for Regional Systems Analysis, Planning and Development (Crestpent), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Baranangsiang Campus Jl. Raya Pajajaran, Bogor 16144, Indonesia
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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sayer
Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, PO Box 6811 Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
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Interests: integrated natural resources management; conservation and development practice; forest conservation; capacity building
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Special Issue: Biodiversity in Locally Managed Lands
Prof. Dr. R. Terry Schnadelbach
Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
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Interests: international practice; large scale urban and environmental design; public open space; design theory in landscape architecture; urban ecology
Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Schneider
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 111 Buell Hall, MC-619, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
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Interests: watershed planning and ecology; urban ecology; environmental history; biological sewage treatment; ecology of invasive species
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Interests: urbanization and sustainability; human dimensions of global change; comparative urbanization dynamics in Asia; monitoring, modeling, and forecasting urban expansion; remote sensing of land-use and land-cover change
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Special Issue: A New Urbanization Land Change Continuum
Special Issue: Large Scale LUCC, Surface Energy Fluxes and Energy Use
Prof. Dr. Sheona Shackleton
Professor and Head of Department, Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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Interests: Human-environmental change; rural livelihoods and natural resource use; vulnerability and climate change adaptation; environmental conservation; ecosystem services; natural resource governance; transdisciplinary research
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Special Issue: Livelihood and Landscape Change in Africa: Future Trajectories for Improved Well-Being under a Changing Climate
Prof. Dr. Jane Southworth
Department of Geography, Land Use & Environmental Change Institute (LUECI), Florida Climate Institute (FCI), University of Florida, TUR 3141, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: land change science; remote sensing of land cover; climate variability; human-environmental interaction; people and parks: social-ecological system resilience
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Special Issue: Landscape Changes in Savanna Systems: Understanding the Roles of Climate, Vegetation Dynamics, Parks and Protected Areas, Resources, People and Livelihoods
Prof. Dr. Roderick Squires
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 414 Social Sciences, 267 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: the rectangular public land surveys; the public domain and land alienation; public lands; American Indian lands
Prof. Dr. Peter Verburg
Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: land change analysis; spatial analysis and modeling; landscape ecology; ecosystem services; interdisciplinary analysis of human-environment interactions; decision support systems; scenarios; multi-functional land use
Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe
Group of Environmental Geography, Section of Integrated Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University W-5, N-10, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan
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Interests: conservation and sustainable use of natural resources; protected-area management; terrestrial environment; land use and land cover change; geodiversity analysis and geoconservation; mountain geography; South Asia; Central Asia; Southwest Asia
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Special Issue: Land Use Change in the Changing Environment
Dr. Yoshiki Yamagata
Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES),16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
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Interests: Climate change risk assessment, Social network analysis of climate policy, and Simulation of carbon neutral city scenarios
Prof. Dr. Kenneth R. Young
Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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Interests: biogeography; environmental conservation; developing countries; tropical ecosystems; protected areas; Latin America, biodiversity; climate change; landscape change
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Special Issue: Landscape Perspectives on Environmental Conservation
Prof. Chuanrong Zhang
Department of Geography & Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4148, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
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Interests: Land cover and land use; Land Environment and Sustainability; Land Resources; GIS; Remote Sensing; Spatial Data Analysis
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Special Issue: Land, Environment, and Policy

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