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Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Editor-in-Chief
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
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Interests: sustainable development; energy; exergy; efficiency; environmental impact; economics; ecology; sustainable engineering and design
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Dr. Derek J. McPhee
Section Editor-in-Chief
Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Amyris, Inc., 5885 Hollis St, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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Interests: organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Torretta
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, Insubria University, Via G.B. Vico 46, Varese I-21100, Italy
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Interests: waste management; wastewater treatment; energy recovery from waste; sustainable development; air treatment
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Prof. Dr. Helmut Haberl
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Social Ecology, Alps Adria University, Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies, Vienna, Austria
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Interests: Integrated land-change science, Socioeconomic metabolism, Human appropriation of net primary production, Long-term socio-ecological research, Climate-change mitigation in agriculture, forestry and other land use, Biomass and bioenergy
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ioppolo
Section Editor-in-Chief
Engineers Association of Messina, Italy
University of Study of Messina, Department of Economics, Business, Environment and Quantitative Methods (SEAM), Piazza Pugliatti 1, Messina, Italy
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Interests: Environmental Management; Industrial Ecology; Environmental Governance; Local Development
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Dr. Tan Yigitcanlar
Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
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Interests: sustainable cities; sustainable urban development; sustainable and resilient infrastructure; sustainable transport system; sustainability assessment; sustainability indicators and frameworks; climate change; water sensitive urban design
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Prof. Dr. Andrew Kusiak *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 3131 Seamans Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242–1527, USA
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Interests: big data; modeling; optimization; computational intelligence; evolutionary computation; innovation; renewable energy; clean manufacturing; energy conservation
* EiC of Energy Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Iain Gordon
Section Editor-in-Chief
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tropical Environments & Societies, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811, Australia
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Interests: agricultural sustainability; community based conservation; restoration ecology; wildlife/livestock interactions; sustainable development; science/policy interface
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Dr. Emmanuel K. Ackom
UNEP Risoe Centre, Denmark Technical University (DTU), Frederiksborvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
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Interests: environmental sustainability of bioenergy; food-energy nexus; bioenergy for poverty alleviation and rural development; energy access
Dr. Andreas N. Angelakis
1 National Foundation for Agricultural Research (N.AG.RE.F.), Institute of Iraklio, 71110 Iraklio, Greece
2 Hellenic Union of Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage (EDEYA), 41222 Larissa, Greece
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Interests: Water resources; Environmental engineering; Wastewater treatment; Aquatic wastewater management systems; Water and wastewater management for small and decentralized systems; Water and wastewater quality; Treated wastewater renovation and reuse; and Water and wastewater technologies in ancient civilizations
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Special Issue: Water Recycling and Reuse
Special Issue: Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Processes and Management: Past, Present and Future
Special Issue: Worldwide History of Water Supply, Sanitation, Wastewater and Stormwater Technologies
Special Issue: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
Special Issue: Small Scale and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse within the Concept of Circular Economy
Dr. Andrea Appolloni
Department of Management and Law, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia, 2, Rome 00133, Italy
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Interests: Procurement Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategies, Operations Management, Sustainability, Innovation and International business
Prof. Dr. Francesco Asdrubali
Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italy
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Interests: sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, renewable energies, energy efficiency, energy planning, energy saving in buildings, sustainable mobility
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Special Issue: 14th CIRIAF National Congress - Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Special Issue: 15th CIRIAF National Congress – Environmental Footprint and Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Nicholas A. Ashford
Technology and Law Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT E40-239, 77 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Interests: sustainable development; national, regional, and international environmental law; trade law; pollution prevention; toxic substances; employment and labor market policies; industrial policy; environmental economics; ecological economics
Dr. Jack Barkenbus
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment, USA
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Interests: climate change; sustainable development; energy; clean technology
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Special Issue: Sustainability and Consumption
Special Issue: Measuring the Impact of Public-Private Governance for Climate Change
Special Issue: Transportation and Sustainability
Prof. Dr. John Barrett
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: low carbon futures; energy and economic modelling; climate policy; resource efficiency
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Special Issue: Ecological Footprint Indicator
Special Issue: Low Carbon Economy
Dr. Joo Hwa (Philip) Bay
Faculty of Humanities, School of Built Environment, Architecture and Interior, Curtin University of Technology, Kent Street, Bentley Campus, WA6012, Australia
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Interests: sustainable architecture; social and environmental sustainability; density, community and sustainability; holistic green rating systems
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Special Issue: Density and Sustainability
Dr. Allyson Beall King
School of the Environment, Washington State University, PO Box 642812, Pullman, WA 99164-2812, USA
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Interests: system dynamics; participatory environmental modeling; environmental modeling; interdisciplinary modeling
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Special Issue: System Dynamics Simulation of Environmental and Resource Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Per Berg
Inst för SOL, Landskapsarkitektur, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7012 Ulls väg 28 A, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
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Prof. Dr. Frans G.H. Berkhout
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW), VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: climate change; innovation; policy studies; transitions
Dr. Werner Bonrath
DSM Nutritional Products, Research and Development, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: catalysis (general); vitamins (general); chemistry under non-classical conditions (ionic liquids; supercritical fluids; ultrasound and microwaves)
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Special Issue: Sonochemistry-organic synthesis
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids
Special Issue: Green Chemistry for Environment and Health
Prof. Dr. Barry Brook
School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
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Interests: global change; forest ecology; ecological dynamics; biodiversity conservation; paleoenvironments
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Special Issue: Interplay of Human and Natural Disturbances on Pattern and Process in Forest Ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Paul Burger
Departement of Social Sciences, Sustainability Research Group, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: theoretical foundations for sustainability; values and evaluation (especially within sustainability issues); human-nature-interrelations; ontology of systems; social theories and sustainability; epistemology and methodology of future studies and of inter- & transdisciplinary research
Prof. Jianming Cai
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Interests: sustainability, sustainable urban-rural development
Dr. Fausto Cavallaro
Department of Economics, Management, Society and Institutions (EGSI)-University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Interests: my research interest are in the areas of sustainable technology assessment, renewable energy systems, fuzzy multicriteria, decision making, tools for the assessment of sustainability
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Special Issue: Advanced Methodologies and Tools for Measuring “Environmental Sustainability"
Prof. Dr. Tin-Chih Toly Chen
Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
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Special Issue: Competitive and Sustainable Semiconductor Manufacturing
Special Issue: Competitive and Sustainable Manufacturing in the Age of Globalization
Dr. Woodrow W. Clark II MA3, PhD
1University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Clark Strategic Partners, PO Box #17975, Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA
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Prof. Dr. Vincenzo De Feo
Dipartimento di Farmacia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
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Interests: fatty acids; phytochemistry; flavonoids; plant metabolites; sterols; phytotherapy; antibacterial; medicinal plants; essential oil; natural products
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Special Issue: Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Processes and Management: Past, Present and Future
Special Issue: Sustainable Management of Waste and Wastewater through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Special Issue: Ending Waste by Law: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in a Global Context
Special Issue: Effective Mechanisms of Plant Bioactive Essential Fats and Oils
Prof. Dr. Wouter De Groot
Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Departmnent of Conservation Biology, Leiden University, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: biodiversity conservation; water management; land use change; ethics; philosophy
Prof. Dr. Mark Deakin
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Interests: sustainable urban development; sustainable communities; smart cities
Prof. Dr. Peng Deng
David Hayworth Hall 131, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262, USA
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Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, 100101, China
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Special Issue: Integrated River Basin Management and Regional Sustainable Development
Special Issue: Large Scale LUCC, Ecosystem Service, Water Balance and Energy Use
Prof. Dr. John C. Dernbach
Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University, 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17106-9382, USA
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Interests: sustainable development; climate change law; environmental law; governance for sustainability; law for sustainability
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Special Issue: Environmental Laws and Sustainability
Dr. Pauline Deutz
Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
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Interests: Sustainable development; industrial ecology; industrial symbiosis; environmental policy; waste management; the green economy and environmental justice
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Special Issue: Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective
Prof. Dr. Jo Dewulf
Research Group ENVOC, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: environmental and clean technology, thermodynamics and sustainable engineering, exergy, resource consumption in technology development
Dr. Laurance R. Doyle
Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, California, 94043, USA
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Interests: photometric techniques for detecting extrasolar planets; information theory applied to animal communications; astro-ecology and remote detection of exobiological systems; quantum astronomy and cosmic-scale quantum measurement problems
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Special Issue: Exobiology Studies and the Study of the History, Present, and Future of Life on our Planet
Special Issue: Information Theory Applied to Animal Communication
Dr. Richard G. Dudley
21 Etna Lane, Etna, New York 13062, USA
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Interests: system dynamics modeling; fishery management; small scale fisheries; natural resources management; international development; conservation
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Special Issue: System Dynamics Simulation of Environmental and Resource Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner
Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Department of Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Office Z1, Strasse des 17, Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: assessment and management tools for environmental and sustainability performance; carbon footprint; water footprint; life cycle assessment; social LCA; life cycle costing; resource efficiency; eco-efficiency; life cycle sustainability assessment
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Special Issue: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
Special Issue: Creating Benefits through Life Cycle Thinking: Practices and Challenges from EcoBalance
Dr. Werner T. Flueck
National Council for Scientific Research, C.C. 592, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina; Swiss Tropical Institute, University Basel, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: sustainable wildlife management and conservation; invasive mammals; sustainable extractive land use; biogeochemical cycles; medical geology
Prof. Dr. Avi Friedman
Affordable Homes Research Group, School of Architecture, McGill University, Macdonald-Harrington Building, 815 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal H3A 2K6, Quebec, Canada
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Interests: factors which influence design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including user needs, construction technology, and resource efficiency
Dr. Eric R. Gallandt
Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, 5722 Deering Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5722, USA
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Interests: Ecology and population dynamics of annual weeds in organic farming systems, with a particular emphasis on ecologically-based strategies that contribute to both improvements in soil quality and multiple stresses to weed populationE
Dr. Marion Glaser
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie, Fahrenheitstr. 6, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Interests: social-ecological systems analysis; participatory research & natural resource management; social dimensions of ecosystem management; ecosystem-dependent and other livelihood options; sustainability research
Dr. David I. Gustafson
Monsanto Company, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63167, USA
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Interests: water quality; sustainable agriculture; environmental modeling; climate change; transgenic crops; weed resistance; pollen-mediated gene flow
Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall
Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Environmental & Forest Biology, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York, 354 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York, NY 13210, USA
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Interests: systems ecology; computer simulation models; integrative geographical modeling of environments and economies, Energy Retrun on Investment (EROI), Developing Biophysical Economics
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Special Issue: Net Gains from Depleting Fossil Energy and Mineral Sources
Special Issue: Biophysical Economics
Special Issue: New Studies in EROI (Energy Return on Investment)
Dr. Ralf Hansmann
Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI), Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS), Sonneggstrasse 33, CH-8092 Zürich; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: cultural, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability; transdisciplinarity, education and learning for sustainable development; mutual learning; group decision making for sustainable development
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Special Issue: Group Processes and Mutual Learning for Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Yuya Kajikawa
Department of Innovation Science, Department of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology 3-3-6 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0023, Japan
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Interests: management of technology and innovation; energy; policy; engineering; transdisciplinary research
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Special Issue: Hydrogen Economy: Technology and Social Issue
Prof. Dr. John K. Kaldellis
Lab of Soft Energy Applications & Environmental Protection, TEI of Piraeus, P.O. Box 41046, Athens 12201, Greece
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Interests: Feasibility Analysis of Energy Sector Applications; Certification, Auditing, Monitoring and Assessment of RES-based Power Plants; Renewable Energy Sources, Technological, Financial and Social Implications, and Implementation; Social Attitude towards Renewable Energy Applications; Technological Progress in Wind, Hydro and Solar Energy Market; Stand Alone Wind Energy and Photovoltaic Systems; Wind-Hydro Energy Production Systems; Evaluation of Energy Storage Systems; RES Based Desalination; Waste Management and Recycling Techniques; Environmental Technology-Atmospheric Pollution; Aero-thermodynamic Analysis of High Speed Turbomachines
Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen
Energy and Resources Group (ERG), 310 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-3050, USA
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Interests: renewable energy; innovation; energy policy climate change
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Special Issue: Challenges in Alternative Energy
Dr. Byron Keating
Professor of Service Systems, Faculty of Business Government & Law, University of Canberra, Australia
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Interests: sustainable supply chains; green outsourcing; corporate governance; marketing and consumer affairs, and rapidly emerging economies
Prof. Dr. Kevin Kendall
Adelan Ltd, Met & Mat, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
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Interests: fuel cells; hydrogen economy; renewable materials; ceramics; adhesion; viruses
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gebhard Kirchgässner
Universität St. Gallen, SIAW-HSG, Bodanstrasse 8, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Interests: political economy of environmental policy; ecological tax reform; energy prices; energy and economic development; sustainability of public finances
Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein
Agroecology, University of Göttingen, Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: biodiversity; environmental management; ecosystem services; ecosystem disservices; landscape ecology; sustainability of agroecosystems
Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Lai
Director/ Laboratory of Energy and Smart Green Building, Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, No. 1 University Road, Tainan City, 701, Taiwan
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Interests: energy efficient buildings; Green Building Design; building energy analysis; application of renewable energies in buildings; HVAC; heat transfer; phase change materials
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Special Issue: Energy Efficient Buildings and Green Buildings
Special Issue: PCM Applications in Building Energy
Prof. Dr. Xiang Li
School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Interests: uncertain optimization; big data-driven decision-making; intelligent transportation; operational management
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Special Issue: Sustainability of Economic and Management Systems: Perspectives of Uncertainty and Data Driven Optimization
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 40617, Taiwan
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Interests: spatial statistics and modeling in environmental and ecological systems; applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems; freshwater monitoring and modeling; optimal environmental monitoring network design; landscape ecology in land-use management and planning; ecohydrology; groundwater modeling; land-use planning and modeling; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; multiscale analysis in environmental and ecological systems; system dynamic modeling in environmental systems; ecosystem services; system dynamic modeling; optimization techniques
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Special Issue: Geostatistics in Environmental Pollution and Risk Assessment
Special Issue: Assessment, Management, and Policy-Making for Environmental Pollution Related to Land Use and Land Cover
Special Issue: Proceedings from 2014 Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference
Special Issue: Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Management
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 2014 Global Land Project (GLP) Asia Conference
Special Issue: Consideration of Ecosystem Services and Function for Sustainable Water Use
Special Issue: Information and Communication Technologies for Improving Monitoring and Management Schemes in Agricultural Environments
Special Issue: Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation
Dr. Gang Liu
Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
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Interests: Material and energy flow analysis; Industrial Ecology; Urban metabolism; Circular economy; Sustainable resource and waste management; Critical infrastructure and built environment stocks; Complexity and linkages of sustainability
Dr. Francisco J. Lozano
School of Engineering and Sciences Energy and Climate Change Research Group ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
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Interests: education for sustainable development; energy from renewable resources; energy efficiency with a systemic approach; sustainable chemical processes; residual biomass use for energy and chemicals
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas C/ José Antonio Novais, 2 Ciudad Universitaria 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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Special Issue: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue: Challenges in Astrobiology II
Special Issue: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
Special Issue: Geosciences and Future Earth
Special Issue: Geoethics and Geosciences
Prof. Dr. Nikos E. Mastorakis
Technical University of Sofia 8, Kliment Ohridski blvd, Sofia building 2, office 12504, tel 2394, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Interests: multidimensional systems; computational methods for operation of electric railway systems; applied mathematics for environmental xenobiotic analysis; neural networks
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Special Issue: Sustainability in Electrical Engineering
Dr. Audrey L. Mayer
Department of Social Sciences & School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 209 AOB, Social Sciences 1400 Townsend Dr. Houghton, MI 49931, USA
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Interests: landscape ecology; land use land cover change; biodiversity assessment; biodiversity conservation; remote sensing for environmental policy; conservation policy; large scale impacts of individual decisions; sustainability science; sustainability assessment
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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
Dr. Derek J. McPhee
Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Amyris, Inc., 5885 Hollis St, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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Interests: organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; biotechnology
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Special Issue: Molecular Diversity Feature Papers
Special Issue: Flavors and Fragrances
Special Issue: Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Prof. Dr. Antonio Messineo
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna Kore, Cittadella Universitaria - 94100 Enna, Italy
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Interests: renewable energies; energy efficiency; energy planning; environmental impact; sustainable engineering
Dr. Ottar Michelsen
Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: environmental management; environmental impact assessment; eco-efficiency; green procurement; sustainable supply chain management; biodiversity and land use
Prof. Dr. Andrea Monti
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: Biomass crops for bioenergy and biorefinery; Sustainability of industrial cropping systems
Prof. Dr. Richard Henry Moore
Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ohio State University, 119A Williams Hall, OARDC, 1968 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA
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Interests: water quality; human values about biodiversity; intensification of agriculture, farming and stream ecology; farmer participatory groups; climate change; landscape ecology; land use; land tenure; GIS; watersheds; nutrient trading; Amish; organic agriculture. geographic fieldwork: Tohoku, Japan and Ohio, USA
Dr. Kevin Murphy
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 257W Johnson Hall, PO Box 646420, Pullman WA 99164, USA
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Interests: farmer participatory research of organic hop cropping systems in the Yakima Valley; organic wheat breeding; perennial wheat breeding and agronomy
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Special Issue: Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture
Prof. Dr. John J. Myers
Civil, Architectural & Environment Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology 325 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall 1401 North Pine Street Rolla, Missouri 65409-0030, USA
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Interests: structures/high performance concrete (HPC) behavior and durability performance; fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in structural repair and strengthening applications with an emphasis related to concrete and masonry structures, and their durability performance; development of environmentally sensitive construction materials; hybrid materials and enhanced systems for blast resistant structures
Dr. Francesco Nocera
Electric, Electronics and Computer Engineering Department, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria n.6 , 95125 Catania, Italy
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Interests: renewable energies; energy efficiency energy saving in buildings; energy planning; environmental impact assessment; building acoustics; computer simulation models; biomass to biofuels
Dr. Masa Noguchi
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, 757 Swanston Street, VIC 3010, Australia
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Interests: zero energy mass customised housing; low carbon emission sustainable community development; design engineering; ZEMCH Network
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Special Issue: ZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Lionel Obadia
Doctoral School in Social Sciences of Lyon (ED 483), 86 rue Pasteur, 69007 Lyon, France
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Interests: religion and nature; cultural and traditional forms of development and sustainability; non-western forms of development; the globalization of standards of development and ecology; critical perspectives on sustainability; beliefs and ideologies of “environment” and their applications; cultural habits towards material culture; recycling and politics of pollution reduction
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Special Issue: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
Special Issue: Religion & Globalization
Prof. Dr. Paul S. Phillips
School of Science and Technology, Newton Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton, Northampton UK NN2 6JD, UK
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Interests: waste prevention/minimisation; waste management strategy and policy; waste management and the voluntary sector; recycling; waste management as part of sustainable development
Prof. Dr. David Pimentel
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Interests: basic population ecology; genetics; ecological and economic aspects of pest control; biological control; energy use and conservation; genetic engineering; sustainable agriculture; soil and water conservation; natural resource management and environment
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Special Issue: Energy Sustainability after Global Fossil Energy Depletion
Special Issue: Soil Erosion: A Major Threat to Food Production and the Environment
Dr. Andrius Plepys
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics/Lund University, Box 196, Tegnersplatsen 4, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Interests: systems\' studies (municipal waste management, energy services); IT and environment; sustainable consumption; product-service systems and life cycle assessment
Dr. Pallav Purohit
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Mitigation of Air Pollution & Greenhouse Gases (MAG) Program, Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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Interests: science; technology and policy focused on energy and environmental issues of developing countries; energy economics; energy policy and planning; renewable energy; clean development mechanism; air pollution control and health
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Special Issue: Atmospheric Pollution
Prof. Dr. Arthur J. Ragauskas
Institute of Paper Science and Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA
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Interests: biomass to biofuels; biopower; biomaterials; biochemicals; sustainability/green chemistry; biotechnology; chemistry/biopchemistry of natural biopolymers including cellulose; hemicellulose; lignin and extractives; pulping; bleaching; papermaking; fiber modification/engineering; wood/bio composites; nanobioterials
Prof. Dr. Jørgen Randers
Norwegian Business School BI, 0442 Oslo, Norway
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Interests: futures research; sustainable development; climate strategy; system dynamics
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Special Issue: 40th Anniversary of 'The Limits to Growth'
Dr. Franco Salerno
Water Research Institute, National Research Counsil (CNR-IRSA), Brugherio (MB), Italy
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Interests: Environment; Sustainable Development; Climate Change; Environmental Impact Assessment; Climatology; Geochemistry; Biogeochemistry; Hydrology; Water Quality; Lakes; Precipitation Cartography; Remote Sensing
In Particular: Impact of climate change on quantity and quality of water bodies; Hydro-meteorological analysis and modelling; Mountain areas; Socio-ecological modelling; capacity building, participatory processes; Adapting strategies for water resources in “smart cities”; Ecosystem services: remediation strategies for water resources, hydrology and transport of nutrients, ecological quality of lakes and rivers in urban areas
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Special Issue: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
Dr. Orana Jade Sandri
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: sustainability education, learning and teaching in higher education, capabilities assessment, creativity and sustainability
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Division of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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Interests: environmental engineering; constructed wetland; sustainable drainage system; biofiltration technology
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Special Issue: Sustainability: Environmental Studies and Public Health
Special Issue: Sustainable Water Management
Special Issue: Sustainable Flood Risk Management
Special Issue: Sustainable Water Systems
Special Issue: Sustainable Drainage Systems
Special Issue: Nutrient Removal and Recovery
Prof. Dr. Roland W. Scholz
1 Chief senior scientist and professor, Department of Economics and Globalization, Knowledge and Information Management, Danube University, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria
2 Professor emeritus of Environmental Sciences: Natural and Social Science Interface, ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: coupled human–environment systems; sustainable digital environments; sustainable resources management; industrial ecology
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Special Issue: Sustainability and Digital Environment
Prof. Dr. Marcus L. Stephenson
Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
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Interests: cultural sustainability and tourism environments; heritage, identity and cultural citizenship; sustainable development; regional interests - Middle East, Caribbean and the South Pacific
Prof. Dr. Rhodri Thomas
International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
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Interests: tourism; events; SMEs; public policy
Dr. Bruce E. Tonn
Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37831-6038, USA
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Interests: energy policy; environmental policy; sustainability; foresight; futures analysis; decision making under uncertainty; technology assessment; energy program evaluation
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Special Issue: Sustainable Futures
Special Issue: Adaptation or Extinction
Special Issue: Sustainable Futures
Prof. Dr. Pietro Tundo
Professor of Organic Chemistry, Ca\' Foscari, University of Venice, Italy; IUPAC Division, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Italy
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Interests: green chemistry; organic synthesis; dimethyl carbonate; green molecular design; reaction mechanism; educational activities
Dr. Silvia Ulli-Beer
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
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Interests: strategic planning and sustainability; simulation and decision support; systemic control systems in public policy and management; public policy analysis; dynamics of innovative systems; energy efficient technology implementation: public acceptance; compliance and organizational learning
Dr. Michiel van Drunen
Head of Studies Sciences, Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: climate change; socio-economic scenarios; air pollution; energy; multicriteria analysis; teaching
Prof. Dr. Yehua Dennis Wei
Department of Geography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9155, USA
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Interests: urban and regional development; urbanization; urban land; globalization; geographical information system; China
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Special Issue: Urban Land and Sustainable Development
Dr. Ross M. Welch
Courtesy Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-2901, USA
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Interests: sustainable food-based system; agricultural production to human health and nutrition; micronutrient bioavailability
Prof. Dr. Jianguo Wu
School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85287, USA
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Interests: Landscape Ecology, Urban Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, Sustainability Science (ecosystem services and human well-being)
Prof. Dr. Bin Yu
School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
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Interests: sustainable transport system, high performance computing, technology innovations,sustainable development
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Special Issue: Carbon reduction strategies and methods in transportation
Dr. Ning Zeng
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
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Interests: climate change and climate variability on time scales ranging from seasonal-interannual to glacial-interglacial cycles; biosphere-atmosphere interaction; amazon deforestation; drought; carbon cycle; carbon sequestration; technical solutions and policy implications of climate change
Prof. Dr. Peng Zhang
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 300 Fenglin Road, 200032 Shanghai, China
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Interests: biotechnology; cassavae; sweet potato; genetic engineering; transformation, plant tissue culture; virus resistance; abiotic stress rsistance; functional genomics; starch biosynthesis and modification; stem nematode; Whitefly; Anthocyanin; biofortification; food security, biomass and bio-energy development

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