Section Editors

Section Board for 'Land Socio-Economic and Political Issues' (50)

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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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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. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
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Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Interests: climate-resilient agriculture; food security; sustainable agriculture; agrobiodiversity; agricultural sustainability; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK); wild crops
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Dr. Christopher Bacon
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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

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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Swedish Univ Agr Sci SLU, Dept Landscape Architecture Planning & Management, 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. 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; governance of local development processes; 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. 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
Dr. Laura German
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Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, 250 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: land and environmental governance; the politics of rights and access; the politics of knowledge; critical agrarian, development and legal studies; governance of multi-stakeholder and multi-functional landscapes; biofuels sustainability; land use change; governance processes (e.g., consultation, participation)
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
Dr. Maria Helena Guimaraes
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ICAAM - Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas, Universidade de Évora, Pólo da Mitra, Ap. 94, 7006-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: environmental sciences; territorial planning; natural resource management; sustainability; systems thinking; transdisciplinary; co-construction of knowledge; participatory methodology and skilled facilitation
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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. 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
Dr. Giulio Iovine
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CNR-IRPI of Cosenza, I-87036 Cosenza, IT, Italy
Interests: natural hazard; slope movement; deep-seated slope deformation; sinkhole; radon anomalies; numerical modelling; monitoring; risk assessment; early warning
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
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. Hualou Long
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School of Public Administration, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
Interests: land use transition; land consolidation; sustainable land management; rural restructuring; urban-rural integrated development; rural geography
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Dr. Elisa Marraccini
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UP INTERACT 2018.C102 UniLaSalle, Beauvais, France
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. Ian G. McLean
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Department of Zoology, University of Otago, 340 Great King street, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Interests: environmental issues; policy development; conservation; animal behaviour; land development; environmental services; housing; aboriginal issues
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. University of Gävle, Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences, 801 76 Gävle, Sweden
2. Aalborg University, Department of Planning, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, Copenhagen 2450, Denmark
Interests: 3D cadaster; land management; standardization; urban and rural planning; geodata co-operation
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Dr. Carlos Parra-López
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Department of Agrifood System Economics, Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA)
Interests: innovation; modelling; ecological economics; agricultural economics; agricultural policy
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Dr. Jenny Paulsson
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: property rights; 3D real property; 3D cadastre; standardization of rights; land management; real estate planning and development; sustainable urban development; compulsory acquisition
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Special Issue in Land: 3D Cadastre
Prof. Dr. Sklenička Petr
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Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha–Suchdol, Czech Republic
Interests: landscape planning; landscape ecology; land management; environmental science
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Dr. Claudia A. Radel
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Department of Environment & Society, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5215, USA
Interests: gender and agrarian change, conservation, and natural resource management & assets; migration and land-use change; smallholder livelihood dynamics.
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Prof. Dr. Alberto Matarán Ruiz
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Department of Urban and Spatial Planning, University of Granada, Faculty of Architecture, Campo del Príncipe, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: bioregional planning; urban agroecology; short food supply chains; periurban agriculture; social participation; urban and territorial decoloniality; megaprojects, extractivism and collapse
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Prof. Dr. Luca Salvati
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Council for Agricultural research and economic (CREA-Rome), Via Santa Margherita 80, 52100 Arezzo AR, Italy
Interests: climate change; desertification; land-use; sustainable agriculture; urban sprawl; urban and rural geography
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Dr. Harpinder Sandhu
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School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Interests: sustainable agriculture; organic farming; theory and practice of ecosystem services; true cost accounting in agriculture, agroecology; rural ssociety and environment interactions
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Prof. Dr. Nathan F. Sayre
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Department of Geography, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: rangelands scale; environmental geography; political ecology; climate variability; food systems
Dr. Birgit Schmook
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Department of Biodiversity Conservation, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) Chetumal, Chetumal 77014, Mexico
Interests: smallholder livelihoods; migration; conservation; land use change; Mesoamerica
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Special Issue in Land: Migration and Land
Dr. Cynthia S. Simmons
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Department of Geography, Center for Latin American Studies (LATAM), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: economic, environment, and development geography; livelihoods and poverty; geographies of resistance, coupling human and natural systems ; agrarian reform; land grabs; political economy of environmental change
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Prof. Dr. Roderick Squires
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Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 414 Social Sciences, 267 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: the rectangular public land surveys; the public domain and land alienation; public lands; American Indian lands
Dr. Troy Sternberg
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School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HY, UK
Interests: extreme climate hazards; water, steppe vegetation; desertification; social–environmental interaction
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Prof. Dr. Piyush Tiwari
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Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: land for infrastructure; land valuation; urban land development
Prof. Dr. Catherine M. Tucker
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Department of Anthropology & Center for Latin American Studies, Grinter 309, PO Box 115530, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5530, USA
Interests: environmental governance; community-based conservation; institutional analysis;climate change adaptation; coffee production systems & value chains; mountain social-ecological systems; common-pool resources and commons; political ecology and the politics of unsustainability; belief systems; sustainability; co-production of knowledge + participatory research
Dr. Minna Turunen
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University of Lapland, 96101 Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Interests: global change; climate change; weather; subarctic; boreal; biology; botany; subsistence livelihoods; reindeer herding; local knowledge; traditional knowledge; indigenous knowledge
Dr. Jacqueline M. Vadjunec
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Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-4073, USA
Interests: human dimensions of global environmental change; common property theory; resource management; cultural and political ecology; mixed and participatory research methods
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Prof. Dr. Jouke Van Dijk
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Faculty of Spatial Sciences, the University of Groningen, 9747 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: labour markets; regional economics; migration
Prof. Dr. Frank Vanclay
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Cultural Geography, Director Urban & Regional Studies Institute, University of Groningen
Interests: social impact assessment; social impact management; project induced displacement and resettlement; social license to operate; social sustainability; extractive industries and society; rural communities; community engagement; human rights impact assessment; business and human rights; Indigenous rights; free, prior and informed consent; natural resource sociology
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Dr. Liz Alden Wily
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Fellow, Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden School of Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Interests: land tenure; collective property; compulsory acquisition; community forests
Dr. Yoshiki Yamagata
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Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES),16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
Interests: climate change risk assessment; social network analysis of climate policy; simulation of carbon neutral city scenarios
Prof. Dr. Mike Young
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The University of Adelaide, 10 Pulteney St, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: water policy; water trading; environmental policy; transformational change
Prof. Dr. Karl Zimmerer
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Departments of Geography and Programs in Rural Sociology and Ecology, Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: biodiversity; food; and sustainability in land system science; food/nutrition security and biodiversity in local and global agri-food systems; land use; water resources; food and social justice in global change; agri-food landscapes; seed systems; food sovereignty
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