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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Land: Anthropogenic Biomes
Prof. Navin Ramankutty
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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
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 in Land: Anthropogenic Biomes
Dr. Derek T. Robinson
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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. Karen C. Seto
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School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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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Prof. Dr. Ole Mertz
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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
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. 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. Andrew Carleton
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Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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. Brett Bryan
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Global Change, Environment and Society School of Life and Environmental Sciences Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Victoria 3125, AUSTRALIA
Interests: sustainability food, nutrition, and land-use; natural capital and ecosystem services; integrated environmental and socio-economic systems modelling; policy and management for sustainable futures
Prof. Dr. Eduardo S. Brondizio
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Department of Anthropology, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
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
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
Dr. Nicholas Magliocca
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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
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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Land: Anthropogenic Biomes
Dr. Van Butsic
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Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: land Use; modeling; econometrics; conservation
Prof. Dr. José Miguel Cardoso Pereira
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Centro de Estudos Florestais, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: pyrogeography; remote sensing; burned area mapping; anthropogenic fire
Dr. Rachael Garrett
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Dept. of Humanities, Social, and Political Sciences and the Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: Agricultural Economics; Land Systems Science; Economic Geography; Conservation
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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Prof. Dr. Peter Verburg
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Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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. Neil Brenner
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Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 02138, USA
Interests: Urban theory, urban political economy, urban political ecology, territorial and ecological governance, planetary urbanization, city/hinterland dynamics, energy regimes and urbanization, comparative urban and territorial restructuring
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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Professor Javier Cabello
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Centro Andaluz para la Evaluación y Seguimiento del Cambio Global (CAESCG), Universidad de Almeria, Spain
Interests: arid zones ecology; conservation biodiversity; ecosystem functions and services; remote sensing; translational ecology
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Prof. Anna Cord
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Technische Universität Dresden, Institut of Geography, Chair of Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Interests: landscape ecology; multifunctional landscapes; human-environment interactions; species distribution modelling; land use change; artificial intelligence; remote sensing
Dr. Davide Geneletti
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, via Mesiano, 77 I-38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: urban ecosystems; Nature-based solutions; impact assessment; environmental justice; ecosystem services; spatial planning; multi-criteria analysis
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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. Kirsten de Beurs
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Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, The University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd, St. SEC Suite 566, United States
Interests: Remote Sensing; Phenology; Land Cover and Land Use Change
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Assist. Prof. 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
Prof. Bryan C. Pijanowski
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Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906, IN, USA
Interests: land change modeling; soundscape ecology; landscape ecology
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