Section Editors

Section Board for 'Land Systems and Global Change' (27)

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Prof. Dr. Erle C. Ellis
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 211 Sondheim Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: global ecology; land use change; landscape ecology; anthropocene
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Dr. Michael J. Hill
CSIRO Land and Water, Black Mountain, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: grassland; savanna; land cover and land use; remote sensing; ecosystem processes
Dr. Liqiang Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: land-use change; land change modeling; spatial analysis; deep learning; climate change; sustainable development; big remote sensing data
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Prof. Dr. David J. Abson
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. Van Butsic
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: land use; modeling; econometrics; conservation
Prof. Dr. Javier Cabello
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
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. Ximena Rueda Fajardo
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
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
Dr. Geoffrey M. Henebry
Dept of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences & Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: land surface phenology; ecological remote sensing; grasslands; croplands; urban areas; land cover/land use change
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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: carbon cycling; climate change; environmental history; modelling; land use and land use change; world history
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Dr. Nicholas Magliocca
Department of Geography, University of Alabama, Farrah Hall 331A, Box 870322, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0322, USA
Interests: Land-use change; large-scale land acquisitions; legal and illicit supply networks; telecoupling; intersection of land use and livelihoods; food-energy-water nexus; indirect land-use change; land change modeling; agent-based modeling; spatial causal inference
Prof. Dr. Ole Mertz
Section of Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
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
Interests: agent-based modelling; landscape ecology; land use/cover change modelling; coupled human and natural systems
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Dr. Pinki Mondal
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. José Miguel Cardoso Pereira
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
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906, IN, USA
Interests: land change modeling; soundscape ecology; landscape ecology
Dr. Joerg Priess
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
Virginia Tech, Department of Geography, and College of Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: ecological biogeography; plant biogeography; mountain ecotones; geospatial technologies; biogeomorphology
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Dr. Derek T. Robinson
Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University ofWaterloo, 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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Prof. Dr. Fabio Terribile
Department of Agriculture, University of Napoli Federico II, 80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
Interests: soil; pedology; applied pedology; geospatial decision; support systems
Dr. Tomáš Václavík
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
Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Interests: landscape ecology; ecological modeling; geospatial analysis
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Dr. Kirsten de Beurs
Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, The University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd, St. SEC Suite 566, 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. University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), International Programme Office, Global Land Programme (GLP), 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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