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Section Board for 'Land Systems and Global Change' (41)

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Dr. Damien Arvor
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French National Centre for Scientific Research, Rennes 2 University, 35 043 Rennes, France
Interests: land use/land cover change; agricultural frontiers; Amazon; climate change; agrosystems; forest dynamics; remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Piotr Jankowski
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Department of Geography, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4493, USA
Interests: geographic information science; urban land use planning; spatial decision support systems; participatory mapping; geodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Charles Bourque
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Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
Interests: vegetation-atmosphere-land interactions; ecohydrology; landuse and landcover change; landscape development processes; systems modelling; remote sensing; machine learning
Prof. Dr. Rob Marchant
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York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems, University of York, York Y010 5NG, UK
Interests: tropical ecology; conservation; palaeoclimate; palaeoecology; fire ecology; modelling; management; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Marcellus M. Caldas
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Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: land use science; land use and land cover change; deforestation; land use modelling; natural resources conservation policies; food security; socio-ecological system; sustainability
Prof. Dr. David J. Abson
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Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Interests: sustainability science; , socio-ecological systems; systems thinking; ecosystem services; food system sustainability
Dr. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
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Geographic Information Science, Department of Planning and Development, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, DK-2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: earth observation; land change; volunteered geographical information; disaster management; remote sensing
Dr. Van Butsic
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Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: land use; modeling; econometrics; conservation
Prof. Dr. Javier Cabello
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Andalusian Center for the Assessment and Monitoring of Global Change, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
Interests: arid zones ecology; conservation biodiversity; ecosystem functions and services; remote sensing; translational ecology
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Dr. Yimin Chen
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School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: land change modeling; urban analytics
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Dr. Rinku Roy Chowdhury
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Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610-1477, USA
Interests: land system science; vulnerability science; cultural and political ecology; urban social-ecological systems, agribiodiversity, food and farming systems; institutional dimensions of environmental change; landscape and conservation ecology
Prof. Dr. Alexis Comber
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School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: spatial analysis; geocomputation; GIS; land cover; land use; spatial data analytics
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Prof. Dr. Ximena Rueda Fajardo
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School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Calle 21 No. 1-20, Bogota 110311, Colombia
Interests: globalization; land-use change; commodity value chains; corporate social responsibility
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Prof. Dr. Marie-Jose Gaillard
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Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Linnaeus University, 39231 Kalmar, Sweden
Interests: past land-use and land-cover change; past climate-land interactions; holocene; palaeoecology; globe; past anthropogenic land-cover change; land-use as climate forcing
Prof. Dr. H. Ricardo Grau
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Instituto de Ecología Regional, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - CONICET, Tucumán, Argentina
Interests: land use change; Latin America; Andes; subtropical Argentina; Chaco; Puna; forest dynamics; exotic species invasions; forest transition; land cover change - development relationships
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Dr. Kees Klein Goldewijk
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Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Faculty Geosciences, Utrecht University (UU), 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: historical land use modeling/reconstructions
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Dr. Stephen J. Leisz
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Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Interests: land-use change; land-cover change; drivers of land-use/cover changes; telecouplings; livelihood changes and land-use transitions; GIS; Remote Sensing
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Dr. Cheikh Mbow
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Executive Director, International START Secretariat, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: carbon measurement; agroforestry; REDD+; developing countries; low carbon land management
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Dr. Daniel S Mendham
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CSIRO Land and Water, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Interests: peatland restoration; agroforestry and livelihoods
Dr. James D.A Millington
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Department of Geography, King's College London, K7.48 Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, UK
Interests: agent-based modelling; landscape ecology; land use/cover change modelling; coupled human and natural systems
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Dr. Pinki Mondal
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Department of Geography, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: impacts of climate variability and change on ecosystems; land-cover land-use change; remote sensing; GIS
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Prof. Dr. Dailiang Peng
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Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100094, China
Interests: vegetation remote sensing; agricultural remote sensing; climate change; carbon cycle
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Prof. Dr. José Miguel Cardoso Pereira
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Centro de Estudos Florestais, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: pyrogeography; remote sensing; burned area mapping; anthropogenic fire
Prof. Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski
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Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, IN 47906, USA ​
Interests: land change modeling; soundscape ecology; landscape ecology
Prof. Dr. Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr
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Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Interests: error assessment; land change science; simulation modeling; spatial analysis; statistics; uncertainty
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Dr. Joerg Priess
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Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Computational Landscape Ecology, Permoserstraße 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: climate change / global change and impacts on environment and ecosystem services; scenario development and -analysis; simulation of land-use dynamics; mapping and evaluation of (cultural) ecosystem services
Prof. Dr. Lynn M. Resler
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Virginia Tech, Department of Geography, and College of Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: ecological biogeography; plant biogeography; mountain ecotones; geospatial technologies; biogeomorphology
Dr. Luca Rizzo
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Dipatimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali (SPGI), Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 28, 35123 Padova, Italy
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. Derek T. Robinson
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Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: coupled human–natural systems; land change science; unmanned aerial vehicles; carbon cycle; erosion; agent-based modelling; landscape ecology
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Dr. Isabel Rosa
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School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, UK
Interests: tropical deforestation; land use and land cover change
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Prof. emer. Dr. Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt
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Silviculture, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Freiburg University, Tennenbacherstr. 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: land use change; integrated land use systems; geography of mountainous regions; natural resources management with a focus on forest and water resources
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Dr. Jane Southworth
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Department of Geography, Land Use & Environmental Change Institute (LUECI), Florida Climate Institute (FCI), University of Florida, TUR 3141, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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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Prof. Dr. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza
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Group Head Sustainable Land Management, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: sustainable land management; land use and land cover analysis; land degradation; climate variability and climate change adaptation and mitigation; ecosystem services / natural resources; agricultural landscapes / agro-ecology; social-ecological resilience; environmental performance; environmental stewardship / environmental policy; conceptual and methodological development
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Prof. Dr. Fabio Terribile
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Department of Agriculture, University of Napoli Federico II, 80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
Interests: soil; pedology; applied pedology; geospatial decision; support systems
Dr. Tomáš Václavík
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Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, 78371 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: landscape ecology; land systems; global change; biodiversity conservation; human-environment interactions
Dr. John F. Weishampel
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Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Interests: landscape ecology; ecological modeling; geospatial analysis
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Dr. Liqiang Zhang
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Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: remote sensing imagery recognition; 3D modeling and reconstruction; deep learning
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Dr. Kirsten de Beurs
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Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, The University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd, St. SEC Suite 566, Norman, OK, USA
Interests: remote sensing; phenology; land cover and land use change; urban
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Dr. Ariane de Bremond
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1. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), International Programme Office, Global Land Programme (GLP), University of Bern, Mittlestrasse 43, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
2. Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, 2181 Samuel J. LeFrak Hall, 7251 Preinkert Drive, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: land system science; land tenure, land use, and resource rights; large-scale land acquisitions; telecoupling; land governance; political ecology; knowledge co-production
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