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Sustainability — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

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
Tel. +390332218782; Fax: +39 0332 218 779
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Interests: waste management; wastewater treatment; energy recovery from waste; sustainable development; air treatment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainability of Resources
Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth
Applied Geology, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Schlossgarten 5, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
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Interests: large-scale water balances; ground-surface water interaction; carbon cycle in water systems; stable isotope techniques; biogeochemistry of rivers
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainability of Groundwater
Prof. Dr. Bart A.G. Bossink
VU University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Information, Logistics and Innovation, De Boelelaan 1105, Room 5A-22, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: environmentally sustainable innovation; sustainable construction; environmental design; environmental policy
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Special Issue: Environmental Sustainability and the Built Environment
Special Issue: Innovation and Environmental Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Twente Water Centre, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Fax: +31-53-489-5377
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Interests: water resources management; water footprint assessment; sustainable development; water-food-energy nexus
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Water Footprints and Sustainable Water Allocation
Special Issue: Water Footprint Assessment
Special Issue: Progress in Water Footprint Assessment
Special Issue: 10th Anniversary of Water
Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit, Via E. Fermi 2749, TP 450, I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
Interests: renewable energies; energy policy; material science
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Renewable Electricity
Dr. Efstratios Kelepertzis
Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, Department of Economic Geology and Geochemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zographou, 157 84, Athens, Greece
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Interests: agricultural soil chemistry; groundwater and surface water contamination; urban environmental geochemistry; water quality; environmental geology
Dr. Christopher J. Koroneos
Unit of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering 9, Iroon Polytechneiou St., Zographou Campus, 157 73, Athens
Fax: +30 210 7723285
Interests: Life Cycle Assessment: products and processes analysis; eco-design of products and processes; LCA of energy systems; assessment of natural resources use; Process Engineering: process design of environmental systems; simulation of environmental and chemical systems; environmental process synthesis; reaction synthesis; optimisation of single and multiple objectives; modelling and control of polymerisation reactors; dynamic simulation of systems; desalination; Environmental Engineering: management of solid and liquid wastes and air pollution; pollution prevention and control; Energy Engineering: exergy analysis; energy conservation in the industry; renewable energy systems; geothermal; biomass; solar, and wind; biofuels; energy co-generation; coal combustion; gasification and liquefaction; biomass gasification
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Prof. Dr. Stephen Morse
Chair in Systems Analysis for Sustainability Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
Fax: + 44 (0)1483 686671
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Interests: environment; sustainable development; environmental assessment; environmental impact; environmental indicators and indices; decoupling; economic growth; livelihood; ecosystem goods and services
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Environment in Sustainable Development
Dr. Elena Cristina Rada
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, Trento I-38123, Italy & Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, 46 Via G.B. Vico 46, Varese 21100, Italy
Tel. +390461282613; Fax: +39-04-6128-2672
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Interests: site remediation; circular economy; energy; clean and raw biomass; environment and pollution
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Topical Collection: Risk Assessment and Management
Special Issue: Trends in Municipal Solid Waste Management
Prof. Dr. Marco Ragazzi
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, Trento I-38123, Italy
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Interests: Management, treatment and recovery of municipal waste, sewage sludge and biomass waste collection, aerobic and anaerobic treatment, heat treatment; Management and Waste Water Treatment; Remediation of contaminated sites; Air pollution and health risk: indoor and outdoor; Eutrophication of lakes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Eutrophication and Sustainable Management of Water
Dr. Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis
School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Open University of Cyprus (OUC), P.O. Box 12794, 2252 Latsia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Fax: +357 22411601
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Interests: ecology and biogeography of Mediterranean islands and mountains; the links between geomorphology and vegetation distribution patterns; predictive vegetation and habitat mapping; landscape based approach to nature conservation delivery; effectiveness of protected areas for biodiversity conservation; effects of landscape structure and habitat quality on biodiversity; spatial scale effects on ecosystem services and sustainability assessment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Environment in Sustainable Development
Special Issue: Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean between the Future and the Past
Prof. Dr. Katie Williams
Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, Department of Planning and Architecture, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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Interests: Sustainable urbanism; urban futures; urban form; urban design; compact cities; brownfield development; urban densities; urban sprawl; suburban development; climate change adaptation; sustainable behaviours
Dr. Fabio Boschetti
Marine and Atmospheric Research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Private Bag 5, Wembley, WA, 6913, Australia
Fax: +61-8-9333-6500
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Interests: Complex System Science; Ecological Modelling; Management of Natural Resources and Decision Making
Assist. Prof. José Virgilio Cruz
IVAR - Research Institute for Volcanology and Risk Assessment and Department of Geosciences – Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Azores, Portugal
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Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater; geochemistry; water management
Prof. Dr. José Alberto Herrera-Melián
Department of Chemistry, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 35017, Spain
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Interests: wastewater treatment; constructed wetland; biofilters; ponds; advanced oxidation technologies; wastewater disinfection
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Water Management: Saving, Treatment and Reuse
Prof. Anton Imeson
Foundation 3D Environmental Change, The Netherlands
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Interests: Water, infiltration, runoff, erosion, soils, ecology, land degradation, forest fires, soil conservation and protection, land use change, climate change, laboratory and field measurments, policy, law and human impact governance, land use change
Dr. Fernando António Leal Pacheco
Department of Geology, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal
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Interests: hydrologic models, surface and groundwater quality, environmental land use conflicts, soil erosion, ecosystem integrity, biodiversity, hydrologic extremes (floods, droughts)
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Renella
University of Florence, Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, P.le delle Cascine 18, I-50144 Florence, Italy
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Interests: soil ecological functionality and soil/plant interactions, and on problems related to the impact of environmental pollution on soils and sediments and sustainable management of polluted environment; bioremediation approaches for a sustainable management of polluted soils and sediments; induction of fertility in remediated soils and sediments; analysis of functional activity of remediated soils and sediment by genomic, proteomic and volatilomic techniques, and biosensors
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ioannis A. Katsoyiannis
Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Box 116, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel. +30-2310-97977
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Interests: water treatment processes for removal of inorganic and organic contaminants: role of sorption and oxidation in contaminant removal; design and application of novel sorbents; oxidation processes in drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, solid waste managemen
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Recent Advances for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse with Emphasis in Applications in Vulnerable Communities
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment with Emphasis in Membrane Treatment Operations
Prof. Dr. Sara Egemose
Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230, Odense M, Denmark
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Interests: external nutrient loadings, nutrient removal, climate adaptation methods, stormwater, drainage water, sustainable urban drainage systems, sediment biogeochemistry, lake restoration, constructed wetlands, buffer zones
Prof. Dr. António José Dinis Ferreira
Research Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (CERNAS), College of Agriculture Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: urban sustainability, circular economy, LCA, urban agriculture, climate change mitigation strategies, food security, desertification (and measures to revert desertification), governance, environmental sciences, soil hydrology, hydrological processes, environmental management
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kormas
Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
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Interests: eology of aquatic systems, with emphasis on their microbial processes and services
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Gut Microorganisms of Aquatic Animals
Special Issue: Selected Papers from HydroMediT 2018
Prof. Dr. Laura Airoldi
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche ed Ambientali and Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali (CIRSA), University of Bologna, UO CoNISMa, Via San Alberto 163, Ravenna 48123, Italy
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Interests: marine urbanization, global climate change, marine biodiversity conservation and restoration, nature-based solutions, resilience of coastal and marine systems
Prof. Dr. David John Gibson
Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
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Interests: plant ecology, climate change, agroecology, restoration ecology
Prof. Dr. Jesús M. Mercado
Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Puerto Pesquero s/n, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain
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Interests: coastal eutrophication, nutrient pollution, phytoplankton, ocean acidification, pelagic ecosystems, oceanography
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Eutrophication Management: Monitoring and Control
Prof. Dr. Pablo Peri
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (UNPA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Río Gallegos, Argentina
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Interests: ecosystem services; carbon fixation; grassland monitoring; climate change; ecology and Silviculture of native forest; silvopastoral systems
Prof. Dr. James J. Opaluch
Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
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Interests: environmental economics, sustainable energy; natural resource damage assessment
Prof. Dr. Brijesh Thapa
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Florida, 325 FLG, PO Box 118209, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: parks and protected areas management; tourism, conservation and sustainable development issues in Developing Countries; ecotourism and cultural heritage tourism
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Polymeros
Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Nea Ionia, Greece
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Interests: gricultural and fisheries economics and policy; agricultural, fisheries and food marketing; common agricultural and fisheries policy of the E.U. international trade of agricultural and fisheries products; consumer behavior in agricultural and fisheries products; rural development
Prof. Dr. Roland Jansson
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
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Interests: biodiversity; evolutionary macroecology; biogeography; climate change; river ecology
Prof. Dr. Atul K. Jain
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,1301 West Green Street, Urbana, IL, USA
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Interests: global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate change; ocean general circulations; terrestrial ecosystems; land cover and land use changes
Prof. Dr. John (Jack) C. Schmidt
Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
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Interests: geomorphology; water resources
Prof. Dr. Changha Lee
School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
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Interests: water treatment; water chemistry; advanced oxidation/reduction
Prof. Dr. Jiming Jin
Department of Watershed Science, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA
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Interests: regional weather and climate modeling and analysis; hydrological modeling; and the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Vezzoli
Laboratory for Provenance Studies, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Università Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
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Interests: fluvial ​sedimentology; ​sediment ​provenance; ​ impact of human activities on the ​river​ ​sediments
Prof. Dr. Arun Agrawal
School of Environment and Sustainability, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Interests: political economy; natural resources; governance; renewable energy; development; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener
Water and Soil Resource Research Group, Institut für Geographie, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
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Interests: soil and water resources; biochemical cycles; soil redistribution; soil conservation
Mr. Mark J. La Guardia
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA
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Interests: Preserving natural resources through the identification of natural and anthropogenic contaminants; understanding their mobility, toxicity and persistence within the environment
Prof. Dr. Jari Niemelä
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Dept of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: urban planning; urban ecology; biodiversity conservation and management; socio-ecological issues
Dr. Alexander Sun
Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
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Interests: water resources management, sustainability, optimization, decision support
Prof. Dr. Bellie Sivakumar
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Tel. +61-2-93855072; Fax: +61 2 9385 6139
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Interests: hydrology; water resources engineering; climate change impacts; complexity; nonlinear dynamics; chaos; fractals; complex networks
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Entropy Applications in Environmental and Water Engineering
Prof. Dr. Meire Patrick
Ecosystem Management Research Group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
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Interests: Estuarine ecology and management; ecosystem services; integrated water management; ecohydrology and wetlands; wetland biogeochemistry; Si-cycle; Arctic Ecology
Prof. Dr. Max Rietkerk
Environmental Sciences, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Interests: spatial ecology; environmental sciences; complexity; global change; self-organization
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Zavala
Departmento de Ciencias de la Vida, Edificio Ciencias, Universidad de Alcalá, Campus Universitario, 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain
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Interests: forest ecology; climate change adaptation; sustainability; biodiversity; mathematical ecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Forests as a Key Climate Solution
Prof. Joshua Tewksbury
1. Future Earth Colorado Global Hub
2. Environmental Studies Department, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
3. School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Interests: Sustainability science in global environmental change
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