Editorial Board for section 'Land Socio-Economic and Political Issues'

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Members (55)

Prof. Dr. Hossein Azadi
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
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Dr. Christopher Bacon
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Section Board Member
Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA
Interests: political ecology; food security; agroecology; environmental justice; participatory research
Dr. Fabrizio Battisti

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Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Via della Mattonaia 8, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: urban planning; decision-making in real estate initiatives; public–private partnership; sustainability in land management processes and urban planning
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Prof. Dr. Volker Beckmann
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Faculty of Law and Economics & Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Soldmann Str. 15, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: institutional change; institutional economics; environmental and resource economics; governance of natural resources; agricultural and land economics; conservation; technology adoption; sustainable land management
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Dr. Rohan Bennett
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Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: ICT4D; land informatics; digital business
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Prof. Dr. Kristina Blennow
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Dept Landscape Architecture Planning & Management, Swedish Univ Agr Sci SLU, SE-23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Interests: risk; human/environment interaction; science and proven experience; climate change; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; biodiversity; sustainability; landscape analysis; adequacy of communications, landscape planning
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Prof. Dr. Guoqian Chen
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Department of Mechanics, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: systems ecology; computational fluid dynamics; ecological economics; environmental hydrodynamics; energy and water resources; climate change thermodynamics; environmental modeling and informatics
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Dr. Kyle Frankel Davis
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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: food systems; sustainability; global environmental change; geospatial data science; nutrition; foreign land investments; human migration
Prof. Dr. Walter T. De Vries
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Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Technical University Munich, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München, Germany
Interests: land management; land administration; land use planning; cadastre; land information; organizational and institutional aspects of land management
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Prof. Dr. Lucia Della Spina
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Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban Planning, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Via dell’Università, 25, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: construction and evaluation of sustainability of programs projects and buildings; public and private feasibility of urban transformation; economic evaluation of environmental and cultural assets; complex decision-making processes and integrated assessments; governance of local development processes; economic and financial feasibility of public and private investment; economic evaluations and real estate appraisals; enhancement and management of cultural and environmental assets; sustainability complex programs of urban transformation; project management; economic evaluation of the feasibility and sustainability of public and private programs and projects; economic evaluation of environmental and cultural heritage; complex decision-making processes and integrated evaluations; plans and models for managing cultural and environmental assets; reuse and urban regeneration; economic evaluations; multidimensional evaluation of urban plans and projects; real estate market and appraisal methodologies
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Prof. Stig Enemark
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Professor Emeritus of Land Management, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: land governance; land administration; land tenure; cadastre; land use planning; spatial information management; capacity development
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Prof. Dr. Richard C. Feiock
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Director Local Governance Lab, Local Governance Research LLC, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA
Interests: economic development; sustainability; growth management; land governance
Prof. Dr. Laura German
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Department of Anthropology, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: land governance; critical agrarian, legal and development studies; political and ontological roots of global inequality; the commons
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Dr. Andres Guhl
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Department of History, Universidad de los Andes Carrera 1 No. 18A-12, Bogotá, Colombia
Interests: landscape change; environmental history; Latin America; agricultural intensification; environment and development; global environmental change; coffee
Prof. Dr. Tobias Haller
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Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Lerchenweg 36, 3000 Bern 9, Switzerland
Interests: environmental perceptions; large-scale land acquisitions; gender and resource management; climate change; bottom-up institution building processes (constitutionality)
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Prof. Dr. Peter Ho
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1. School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310012, China
2. Department of International Development, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Interests: original institutionalism and endogeneity; informality and property rights; credibility thesis; institutional functionalism; common pool resources and commons; agrarian change and socio-legal studies; mixed and qualitative methods
Prof. Dr. Stein T. Holden
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School of Economics and Business/Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432 Ås, Norway
Interests: land tenure; land policies; land markets; behavioral economics; climate change; technology adoption and adaptation; rural transformation; youth and land access
Prof. Dr. Alf Hornborg
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Human Ecology Division, Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Interests: the cultural and political dimensions of human-environmental relations in past and present societies
Prof. Dr. Jikun Huang
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China Center for Agricultural Policy, School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: agricultural policy; food security; market and trade; rural transformation
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Prof. Dr. Dong Jiang
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Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: overall optimization for the production–living–ecological (PLE) space; remote sensing applications for resources and environment; spatio-temporal simulation for the potential and benefit of renewable energy resources
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Dr. Jennifer Koch
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Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd Street, Norman, OK 73069, USA
Interests: socioenvironmental systems; land systems science; integrated modeling; alternative futures analysis; transboundary basins
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Prof. Dr. Anna Lawrence
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Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS), University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland IV3 5SQ, UK
Interests: practitioner and public knowledge in adapting natural resource management to challenges of the anthropocene; innovation and adaptation in forestry; community forestry; changing forest ownership; participatory environmental monitoring; citizen science; stakeholder engagement in forest and tree policy processes; participatory research; human ecology; urban forest governance
Dr. Yurui Li
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Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: land use; land consolidation; land governance; community development; rural development; regional development; human geography
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Prof. Dr. Weidong Liu
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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modelling, InstiInstitute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: regional development and policy; regional planning; economic globalization; low carbon economy; the Belt and Road Initiative
Dr. Elisa Marraccini
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Agronomy at the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Via delle Scienze 206, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: landscape agronomy; farming system dynamics; cropping/farming system design; territorial/agricultural scenario analysis; multi-criteria sustainability assessment; peri-urban agriculture; territorial projects
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Prof. Dr. James McCarthy
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Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Interests: political ecology; political economy; environmental politics; environmental policy; environmental governance; property; rural areas and extractive industries; social movements; social theory
Dr. Ian G. McLean
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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
Interests: environmental issues; policy development; conservation; animal behaviour; land development; environmental services; housing; aboriginal issues
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Neef
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Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The University of Auckland, 10 Symonds Street, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: land grabbing; development-induced displacement; natural resource governance; post-disaster response and recovery; participatory approaches to research and development; ethics and governance in the food–water–energy nexus; climate change adaptation and community resilience
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Dr. Jesper M. Paasch
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1. Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences, University of Gävle, 801 76 Gävle, Sweden
2. Department of Planning, Aalborg University, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: 3D cadaster; land management; standardization; urban and rural planning; geodata co-operation
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