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Dr. Jiří Pánek
Department of Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, 17. Listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: participatory mapping; community development; urban planning; geoparticipation; public participation in GIS
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Dr. Alessandro Bonifazi
Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture (DiCAR), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: urban economics; urban management; decision support systems in planning; urban democracy; sustainable development models; social studies
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Prof. Ana Nieto Masot
Department of Art and Territorial Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10071, Cáceres, Spain
Interests: human geography; rural development; demography; geographic information systems
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Dr. Marina M. S. Cabral-Pinto
Universidade de Coimbra, Department of Earth Sciences, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: environmental geochemistry; international geochemical mapping; Water Quality; soil quality; dust quality; medical geology; health risk assessment; heavy metals; epidemiology; neurosciences
Prof. Dr. Josep Roca
Centre of Land Policy and Valuation, Technical University of Catalonia, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: urban climate; urban heat island; urban and spatial planning; urban sprawl; remote sensing
Prof. Dr. Teodor Rusu
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: pedo-amelioration and soil erosion control studies; Analysis of variance (ANOVA); anti-erosion systems; carbon sequestration
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Dr. Ritvik Sahajpal
Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Interests: environmental science; cropland carbon; land use; machine learning; food security
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Modica
Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Località Feo di Vito, I-89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: land cover and land use change dynamics; satellite and UAV remote sensing; landscape analysis and interpretation; remote sensing of vegetation; geographic object-based image analysis; machine learning.
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Dr. John E. Quinn
Biology Department, Furman University. Greenville, SC, 29613, USA
Interests: conservation biology; managed ecosystems; soundscape ecology; agroecosystems; ecosystem services modeling; ecosystem value
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Dr. Francesco M. Angelici
Italian Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology (FIZV), Via Marco Aurelio 2, 00184 Roma, Italy
Interests: Mammals (diversity, systematics, conservation, zoogeography, ecology); human-wildlife interactions and conflicts; Mammal evolution; Carnivores; Ungulates; Lagomorphs
Dr. Wojciech Sałabun
Research Team on Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, 70-310, Poland
Interests: decisions; management; multi-criteria problems; multi-criteria decision analysis; artificial intelligence; applied mathematics
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Prof. Dr. Nancy Serwint
School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1505, USA
Interests: mediterranean archaeology and material culture; coroplastic arts in the ancient world; archaeological fieldwork in the eastern mediterranean; archaeometric analysis; gender studies; ancient sculpture
Dr. John Maingi
Miami University, Oxford OH 45056, USA
Interests: ecosystems & change; land use land cover change (LULC) mapping; open burning & wildfires; ecology, vegetation dynamics; GIS
Dr. Mehmet Cetin
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: air quality; urban geomorphology; landscape engineering; landscape planning and management; land-use management; geoinformatics (GIS); sustainable consumption and production; environmental studies; environmental pollution; engineering; environmental monitoring; landscape architecture; sustainability management; climate change adaptation; land use planning; spatial analysis; recycling; environmental analysis; environmental science; sustainability
Dr. Amy Styring
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3TG, UK
Interests: archaeological science; isotope geochemistry; subsistence; agricultural practices; past anthropogenic impacts
Dr. Antonio Martinez Graña
Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Salamanca, Plaza Merced s/n, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: environmental geology; applied geomorphology; geological risks (erosion, floods, landslides, ...); GIS and remote sensing; geological heritage and landscape; environmental restoration; environmental impact assessment; strategic environmental assessment
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Prof. Dr. Haywantee Ramkissoon
1. Derby Business School, College of Business, Law & Social Sciences, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB, UK
2. School of Business & Economics, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Follumsvei 39, PostBox 1621, 9509 Alta, Norway
3. College of Business & Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: place attachment; pro-environmental behavior; sustainable tourism; CSR
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Prof. Dr. Andrzej Greinert
Dept. of Geoengineering and Reclamation, Institute of Environmental Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, 15 Prof. Z.Szafrana St., 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: reclamation of urban; industrial; and traffic areas; soil protection and reclamation; landscape architecture; landscape engineering; spatial planning for environmental engineers and landscape architects; land arrangement and maintenance; landscape protection; the spatial economy of cities
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Dr. Elias Symeonakis
Department of Natural Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
Interests: land use/cover change; land degradation; desertification; multi-temporal analysis; sub-Saharan Africa; Mediterranean
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Dr. Jae Seung Lee
Department of Urban Design and Planning, Hongik University K310, 94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04066, Korea
Interests: urban design; climate change; walkability; machine learning
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Dr. Fabio A. Madau
Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, Via Enrico de Nicola 1, 07100 – Sassari, Italy
Interests: sustainable agriculture; agricultural economics; agriculture; farming; organic farming; agricultural policy; agroecology; soil fertility; food security
Dr. Cruz Ferro-Vázquez
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Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB), Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: geoarchaeology; landscape change; traditional agriculture; soil science
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Dr. Javier Lozano-Parra
Instituto de Geografía, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Avda. Vicuña Mackenna, 4860 Santiago de Chile, Chile
Interests: hydrology; ecohydrology
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Dr. Jayne Glass
1. Rural Policy Centre, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, Scotland, UK;
2. Honorary Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Interests: land ownership; land reform; uplands; community assets; community resilience; remote and rural communities
Prof. Dr. Olaf Schroth
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Geodesign and Landscape Informatics, 85354 Freising, Bavaria, Germany
Interests: geodesign; landscape informatics; landscape visualization; GIS; building information models; online participation
Dr. David González-Álvarez
Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Santiago de Compostela 15705, Spain
Interests: landscape archaeology; pastoralism; prehistoric archaeology; ethnoarchaeology; upland archaeology; nature-culture divide
Dr. Assem Abu Hatab
Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala 754 26, Sweden
Interests: agricultural economics; agricultural systems; urbanization; food and agricultural policy; food value chains; food security; developing countries; egypt; china
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Dr. Mário Santos
Laboratory of Applied Ecology, CITAB - Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5000-911 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: ecological modelling; ecological indicators; ornithology; entomology; interactions; complex systems
Prof. Dr. Lívia Madureira
Department Economics, Sociology and Management (DESG) Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Polo II da ECHS, Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: decision-making processes regarding uptake of innovation for sustainability transitions in farming and agrifood systems; agricultural and rural knowledge and innovation systems; environmental and ecosystem services valuation; agri-environmental policies and ecosystem services payment systems; rural and sustainable development studies
Dr. Sanja Dugonjić Jovančević
Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
Interests: slope stability; landslides; soil and rock properties; rock engineering; environmental protection; coastal stability
Dr. Kathleen Buckingham
Research Manager, Global Restoration Initiative, World Resources Institute, 10 G Street NE, Washington DC, 20007, USA
Interests: landscape restoration; computational social science; environmental policy
Dr. Brice Hanberry
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA
Interests: climate change; drivers; fire; historical ecology and ecosystems; land use and land change
Prof. Dr. Jorge Mongil-Manso
Forest, water and soil research group. Catholic University of Ávila. Ávila, Spain
Interests: forest hydrology; forest restoration; desertification; soil erosion
Dr. Cynthia M. Caron
Department of International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610 USA
Interests: gender; post-disaster management; South Asia; evaluation
Prof. Dr. Diego Varga
Geography Department, University of Girona; Environmental Institute, Pl. Ferrrater Mora, 1, 17014 Girona, Spain
Interests: GIS Science; remote sensing; landscape ecology; ecosystem services; conservation planning
Dr. Monica A Dorning
Geosciences and Natural Resources Department, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC USA 28723
Interests: landscape change; ecosystem services; human-environment interactions; energy development; spatial analysis and modeling
Dr. Daniele Cespi
NIER Ingegneria S.p.A., Environment Unit - Sustainability Line, Castel Maggiore (BO) I-40013, Italy
Interests: sustainability; sustainable development goals; lca; carbon and water footprint; green and environmental chemistry; industrial chemistry; environmental pollution
Dr. Duarte Oom
Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portuga
Interests: fire; pyrogeography; remote sensing; remote sensing; global pyrogeography; fire regime characterization; global burned area algorithms
Prof. Dr. Yasuo Ohe
Department of Agribusiness Management, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, 156-8502, Japan
Interests: agritourism; farm diversification; rural tourism; multifunctionality of agriculture
Dr. Anna Winiarczyk-Raźniak
Institute of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Krakow 30-084, Poland
Interests: economic geography; social geography; quality of life; wellbeing (especially in cities); demographic and social composition of cities; economy of cities
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Rovai
Dept. of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Interests: Ecosystem services evaluation; planning; rural development; real estate; soil consumption; rural-urban linkages
Dr. Paschalis Arvanitidis
Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Volos 8333, Greece
Interests: institutional economics; commons; real estate; urban economics
Dr. Roey Egozi
Soil Erosion Research station, Soil Conservation and Drainage Division, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Interests: Land use and land Cover Changes (LULCC) impact on earth surface processes i.e. in the riverine environment; conservation agriculture; integrated watershed management; ecosystem services; Nature Based Solutions (NBS); rivers, floodplains and wetlands restoration
Dr. Kazi Tamaddun
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
Interests: Climate Informatics; Satellite Remote Sensing; Geo-Physical Modeling; Green-gray Infrastructure; Urban Water Systems; Socio-Ecological Systems; System Dynamics; Machine Learning Applications in Hydro-Climatology
Prof. Dr. Mark D. Bjelland
Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Interests: brownfield redevelopment; urban spatial justice; public space; sustainable cities; land use; rural gentrification
Dr. Bouchra Haddad
Department of Geological Engineering and Mining, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Biochemistry, University of Castilla-La Mancha. E-45071Toledo, Spain
Interests: Landslides; Natural Hazards; Geoinformatics (GIS); Remote Sensing; Geotechnical engineering; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Impact Assessment
Dr. Salvatore Praticò
Agriculture Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: remote sensing; change detection; spatial analysis; multispectral data analysis; UAV data analysis; precision agriculture; GIS
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Dr. Marcela Suarez-Rubio
Institute of Zoology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, A-1180 Vienna, Austria
Interests: Landscape Ecology; Urban Ecology; Land-use change; Ornithology; Bats; Biodiversity; Spatial analysis; Modeling land-use change
Dr. Ruggiero Sardaro
Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Interests: land economics; regional economics; environmental economics
Dr. Salma Loudiyi
VetAgro Sup, Campus agronomique; UMR Territoires (Clermont-Ferrand), 89 avenue de l'Europe - BP 35 - 63370 Lempdes (France)
Interests: food politics; food governance; policy integration; urban agriculture; urban-rural relationships, global health issues
Dr. José Muñoz-Rojas
ICAAM/MED-Universidade de Évora. Gabinete 254, Edifício dos Regentes Agrícolas, Campus da Mitra. Apartado 94. 7006-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: land-use governance; rural landscapes; spatial planning
Prof. Dr. Martin Boltiziar
Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Štefánikova 3, P.O.Box 254, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: cultural landscape; land-use/cover changes; remote sensing
Dr. Agata Cieszewska
Department of Landscape Architecture, Institute of the Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, 02-766, Poland
Interests: environmental planning; green belts; green infrastructure; urban agriculture; landscape ecology; nature protection management
Dr. Poccard-Chapuis René
CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development Center. Research Units: Tropical and Mediterranean Animal Production Systems. Montpellier, France, 34398
Interests: rural development; geography; territorial development; landscape approaches; livestock sector; humid tropics
Dr. Mengyao Han
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: Economic geography; Environmental economics; Sustainable development; Political ecology; Global supply chain; Food security
Dr. Juan Carlos Santamarta Cerezal
University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Interests: Water resources; Groundwater; Energy; Rural Engineering; Hidráulica
Dr. Afshin Ghahramani
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Interests: agroecosystems modelling; soil physics; hydrology; land surface processes; climate change
Dr. Eduardo Gomes
Centre for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, R. Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: geographic information system; land use science; collaborative simulation; spatial planning; complexity science
Dr. Cristian Silva
School of Natural and Built Environment,Queen's University Belfast,Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom
Interests: urban sprawl; peri-urbanisation; (post)suburban growth and/or decline; emerging models of suburban regeneration and retrofit; suburban infrastructure and transformations of fringe/belt areas of city-regions; interstitial spaces; vacant lands; white spaces; boundary spaces and (post)suburban politics and planning
Dr. Rossano Ciampalini
Agrosup Dijon, UMR1347 Agroécologie—INRA, Centre de Dijon 17 rue Sully, 21065 Dijon, Cédex, France
Interests: soil erosion; soil physics; climate change and soil fluxes interactions
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Dr. Mario Fernandez
Land Use and Infrastructure Team, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: economics; land use; mathematical modelling; econometrics; housing; climate change
Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Colavitti
DICAAR, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Via Santa Croce 67, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: landscape planning; cultural heritage; urban and regional planning; urban and territorial policies; urban renewal and regeneration
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Dr. Luca Tricarico
Post-doc, Department of Business and Management at LUISS Guido Carli University
Interests: Social Innovation; Community Development; Urban Policy; Territorial Development
Dr. Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah
University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Interests: Real estate and urban development processes; land administration; heritage; urban governance; sustainability
Dr. Luigi La Riccia
Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Turin, 10126, Italy
Interests: urban and regional planning; spatial planning; GIS; landscape; ecological networks; ecosystem services
Dr. Fabrizio Battisti
Faculty of Architecture (Department of Architecture), University of Florence, Via della Mattonaia 14, 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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Dr. Isabelle Combroux
Faculté de géographie et d’aménagement, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Interests: wastewater treatment; constructed wetland; bio-ecological process; ecological restoration; ecological engineering; aquatic ecology; invasives species; allelopathy; aquatic plants
Dr. Alessia Pica
Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: urban geomorphological heritage; geosites assessment methods; geoheritage mapping; earth sciences dissemination
Prof. Dr. Maria Silveria Agulló-Tomás
Institute on Gender Studies and Social Analysis Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: ageing; gender; environmental/land studies; evaluation of social programmes; ecofeminism and rural/urban; health and family/work topics
Dr. Sébastien Boillat
Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: land systems; agroecology; nature conservation; political ecology; environmental justice; rural development
Dr. Juste Raimbault
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, UK
Interests: Urban morphology; Urban sprawl; Urban simulation; Urban complexity; Model validation
Prof. Dr. Ileana Pătru-Stupariu
1. Institute of Research of University of Bucharest, ICUB, Transdisciplinary Research Centre Landscape- Territory-Information Systems, CeLTIS, Splaiul Independenței no. 91-95, 050095 Bucharest, Romania
2. Department of Regional Geography and Environment, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Bd. N. Bălcescu, 1, 010041 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: landscape ecology; modeling of landscape dynamics; landscape fragmentation; landscape planning; land use/land cover change and geographic approaches (nature and society)
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Dr. Patrícia Abrantes
Centre of Geographical Studies, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, R. Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: Urban and periurban dynamics; agro-food systems; urban agriculture; Geographic modelling and GIS; spatial planning
Dr. Brad Jokisch
Associate Professor of Geography, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 USA
Interests: Migration Agriculture Latin America Population Land Use Change
Prof. Dr. Aldona Mueller-Bieniek
Department of Palaeobotany, W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, 31-512, Poland
Interests: archaeobotany; palaeoecology; environmental archaeology; anthropocene from archaeological point of view; beginnings of agriculture, its adaptations and changes, human-envronment interactions
Prof. Dr. Michael Nones
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: fluvial hydro-morphodynamics; remote sensing
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Dr. Jérémy Bourgoin
CIRAD, UMR TETIS, F-34398 Montpellier, France; TETIS, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Montpellier, France
Interests: territorial development; land use planning; participatory approaches
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Dr. Maria Rosa Trovato
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia, 54, Catania, Italy
Interests: environmental economics; real estate economics; urban economics; urban and land management; urban and land sustainability; cultural resources valuation; multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA); data mining; gis
Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Company Name Technical University of Munich
Interests: artificial intelligence; biomimetics; architecture; biology; engineering
Dr. Yaser Ostovari
Post-Doctoral Scientist Research Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management Technical University of Munich, 85354 Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
Interests: soil erosion and degradation; GIS; remote sensing; water quality modeling; soil carbon
Dr. Chen DING
Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas AM University System. Building 1042 Agronomy Road TAMU2528 College Station, TX 77843, Unites States
Interests: climate change and modeling; forest genetics and ecology, genomics; landscape ecology; landscape genetics and genomics; landscape agronomy and precision farming; urban forests; experiment design; statistical analysis
Dr. Sara Venafra
School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: satellite remote sensing; surface change detection; radiative transfer; climate; global warming; land use; land cover classification; surface properties; forest monitoring; air quality
Dr. Oliver K. Kirui
Center for Development Research, University of Bonn. Genscheralle 3, 53113, Bonn, Germany
Interests: agricultural innovations; natural sustainable resource management; climate change; digitalization; ICT; technical and vocational training; food security; poverty analysis
Prof. Dr. Iwona Cieślak
Department of Socio-Economic Geography, Institute of Spatial Management and Geography, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: Spatial Analysis; GIS; Urban Planning; Urban Sustainability; Urban Development; Urbanism; City Planning; Spatial Planning; Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Tatsuro Sato
Disaster Risk Reduction Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Interests: river engineering; ecohydraulics; hydropower; renewable energy; fluvial geomorphology
Prof. Dr. Zeyuan Qiu
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, College of Science and Liberal Arts, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
Interests: land-water interaction; land use planning; watershed management; precision conservation
Prof. Dr. Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak
Wroclaw University of Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Grunwaldzka 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: landscape architecture; system of green infrastructure; rural landscape; small cities
Dr. Francis X. Johnson
Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: biomass; climate change; land use and development
Dr. Hartmut M. Holländer
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, 15 Gillson Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5V6, Canada
Interests: groundwater; vadose zone; numerical modeling; density-driven flow; reactive transport
Dr. Hyakumura Kimihiko
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, 819-0395, Japan
Interests: forest policy; community based forest management; political ecology; forest governance; Southeast Asia
Dr. Nazmul Huq
Lecturer and Researcher - Integrated land and water management, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), Robertstraße 2, 51105 Köln, Germany
Interests: climate change adaptation and vulnerability; ecosystem services; land use management; land use and landcover change; land degradation; rural sustainable livelihood; disaster risk management
Dr. Felicia O. Akinyemi
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Land systems and Sustainable Land Management unit, Geographies of Sustainability Department, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: spatially explicit modelling of land use patterns and processes (peri-urban); land use change impacts on social-ecological systems; Integrated cloud-based geospatial computing, machine learning and R; Remote Sensing and in-situ based land degradation assessment, Composite Land Degradation Index, UN Land Degradation Neutrality; modelling vegetation processes, incl. crop conditions, with Remote Sensing satellite time series; Climate variability and climate change impact and adaptation; sustainable use of natural resources in smallholder agro-pastoral systems; GIS education across disciplines and in school
Dr. Shamina Imran Pathan
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence, Piazzale delle Cascine 28, 50144-Florence, Italy
Interests: Plant-Soil-Microbe interaction; sustainable land use; agriculture; soil functionality; environmental microbiology
Dr. Alireza Hamedianfar
Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: remote sensing; machine learning; deep learning; object-based image analysis; urban mapping; vegetation species detection
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Dr. Nick Taylor Buck
Research Manager, Faculty of Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Interests: sustainable design; urban ecology
Dr. Sabaheta Ramcilovic-Suominen
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 A, 20520 Turku, Finland
Interests: environmental governance; environmental justice; green economy; bioeconomy; commodification of nature; global south; civil society
Prof. Dr. Massimo Fabris
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering - ICEA, University of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
Interests: geomatics; digital aerial photogrammetry; digital surface models; deformations monitoring; 3D surveys; land subsidence
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Dr. Biancamaria Torquati
Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: Landscape and Rural Development; Economics of Food Quality; Peri-urban agriculture; Farm Business Management; Green Care
Dr. Md. Shahinoor Rahman

Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Jersey City University, NJ 07305, USA
Interests: remote Sensing; GIS; data mining; natural hazard; urban planning
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Dr. Marta Diaz-Guardamino
Lecturer in European Prehistoric Archaeology, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Interests: european prehistoric archaeology; archaeological theory; digital archaeology; landscape archaeology; prehistoric art; monumentality
Dr. Mohammad Rezaee
CRC-Laboratory in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing, Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB NB E3B 5A3, Canada
Interests: deep learning; machine learning; object detection; wetland mapping; tree species detection; change detection
Dr. Minkyu Moon
Earth & Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: remote sensing; phenology; forest ecology
Dr. Kameshwari Kami Pothukuchi
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Interests: Community and regional planning; local agri-food systems; equity; sustainability
Dr. Gunwoo Kim
Department of Landscape Architecture, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 04763, South Korea
Interests: urban ecology; urban forestry; green infrastructure; climate change; ecosystem services; resilient landscapes; landscape urbanism; urban social-ecological system; ecosystem service assessment; landscape Ecology; ecological and sustainable design/planning; urban regeneration and renewal; nature and human health and well-being
Dr. Elio Padoan
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Torino, Largo P. Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: Soil remediation; PM 10; heavy metals bioaccessibility; remediation of contaminated soils
Dr. Giandomenico Foti
Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, DICEAM Department, Via Graziella loc. Feo di Vito, 89122, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: coastal and river engineering; sediment transport; coastal erosion; coastal; river and urban floods; flash floods
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Prof. Dr. Kuzey Yilmaz
Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
Interests: economics of education; housing; urban economics; and public finance
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Dr. Antonio Comparetti
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Tecnologie Agro-Forestali (I.T.A.F.), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Building 4, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: precision agriculture; global positioning systems of agricultural machines; geo-referenced measurement and mapping of soil compaction; machines and plants for food processing; renewable energy in agriculture
Dr. Kostas Kougioumoutzis
i) Department of Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15701 Athens, Greece
ii) Division of Plant Biology, Laboratory of Botany, Department of Biology, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
iii) Laboratory of Systematic Botany, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: biogeography; biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; conservation; conservation biogeography; conservation biology; island biodiversity; island biogeography; plant diversity; plant systematics; species distribution modelling
Dr. Naser Khan
University of South Australia, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
Interests: soil chemistry; soil quality and remediation; application of compost; biochar and other amendments for soil quality and remediation
Dr. Diana Rolando
Turin Real Estate Market Observatory, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli, 39 10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: real estate appraisal; projects’ economic evaluation and enhancement; cultural heritage; problem structuring methods; spatial analyses
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Prof. Dr. David Mwehia Mburu
Department Of Land Resources Planning And Management, College Of Agriculture And Natural Resources, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, Kenya
Interests: soil conservation; integrated water resources management; land degradation; dryland agriculture; environmental conservation
Dr. Alessandra Battisti
Associate Professor in Department PDTA Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture University of Rome Sapienza Via Flaminia 70, 00196 Rome, Italy
Interests: Sustainable development; Urban regeneration; Public spaces; Valorization and enhancement of Inner Areas; Participation
Dr. Mattia Iannella
Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Via Vetoio Coppito, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: ecological niche modeling; spatial analysis; GIS; amphibians; reptiles; conservation biology; climate change; invasive species; alien species
Dr. Francisco Gomariz-Castillo
Departamento de Geografía, Universidad de Murcia, Avda. Teniente Flomesta, 5 · 30003 · Murcia, Spain
Interests: remote sensing; land cover classification; GIS; spatial data science; machine learning and deep learning applied to spatial problems; geocomputation; spatial modeling; hydrological modeling; surface hydro-climatology
Dr. Gabriele Guidolotti
Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF), National Research Council (CNR), Via Marconi 2, I-05010 Porano, TR, Italy
Interests: ecology; climate change; soil; ecosystems; drought; carbon cycle; water stress; soil respiration; micrometeorology
Dr. Mary Mostafanezhad
Department of Geography and Environment (GEOG), College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: cultural geography; political ecology; geopolitics; development studies; tourism studies
Prof. Dr. Zofia Rączkowska
Department of Geoenvironmental Research, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: geomorphology; contemporary geomorphological processes; the modern evolution of the sculpture of high mountains (tatras); sculpture and periglacial processes in high mountains; relationships of sculpture and vegetation in the high mountains; geoecological problems of high mountains
Dr. Carlos Iglesias-Merchan
Assistant Professor of Department of Forest and Environmental Engineering and Management, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental assessment; health impact assessment; noise pollution in nature and urban green areas; bioacoustics; soundscape ecology and habitat fragmentation
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Dr. Cerian Gibbes
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
Interests: land use change; conservation; agriculture; sustainability; remote sensing
Prof. Giuseppe Bazan
Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, 90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: vegetation sciences; landscape ecology, historical ecology; biodiversity conservation
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Dr. Hatim M. E. Geli
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003, USA
Interests: hydrology and remote sensing; food-energy-water nexus; surface energy balance fluxes; water resources management; land use land cover change; scintillometry; drought monitoring and impact analysis; and coupled environmental-human systems
Dr. Talib E. Butt
Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8ST. England, UK
Interests: Environmental risk assessment and management; Sustainable Development / Sustainability; Climate Change (mitigation and adaptation); energy; water; waste; carbon footprint; contaminated land / sites; environmental sciences; environmental engineering; environmental management; environmental technologies
Dr. Brindha Karthikeyan
Hydrogeology Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germany
Interests: hydrochemistry; water quality; water management; groundwater hydrology
Dr. Krishna K. Shrestha
School of Social Sciences (Room 151), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: Indigenous Knowledge; Social Equity; Environmental Justice; Community-based Natural Resource Management; Participatory Planning; Disaster Resilience; Climate Change Adaptation; Political Ecology; Global South
Dr. Eduarda Marques da Costa
Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: spatial planning; regional and urban planning; evaluation of public policies; data collection and monitoring systems; health cities
Dr. Rosalia Filippini
Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, University of Milan, Milan, 20133, Italy
Interests: periurban agriculture; innovation and smart agriculture; agricultural policy; agricultural economics; rural development; food policy; local food systems; food supply chain; food security
Dr. Mika Moran
Institute for Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Interests: neighborhood determinants of health; greenspace; urban health; health equity
Prof. Dr. Jianjun Zhang
School of Land Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
Interests: land use change; sustainability in land use; low-carbon land use; spatial planning; ecological economics
Dr. Irene Martín-Forés
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Interests: Biological Invasions; Plant Ecology; Global Change; Functional Ecology; monitoring and conservation strategies
Prof. Carmen Delgado Viñas
Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Interests: Rural spaces; Rural depopulation; Agricultural activities; Rururbanization; Periurbanization; Urban morphology; Urban history
Dr. Bhagawati Kunwar
Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, 1200 Matsumotocho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan
Interests: Aerosol Chemistry and Physics
Dr. Marco Maretto
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: urban Design; urban morphology; sustainability; public space; water cities
Dr. James Robson
School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, S7N 5C8, SK, Canada
Interests: Commons theory; migration; land use change; community-engaged research
Dr. Matej Vojtek
Department of Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: flood mapping; flood hazard; flood risk; flood susceptibility; flood management; hydrologic-hydraulic modeling; surface runoff; landslide hazard; land use/land cover change; multi-criteria decision analysis; geographic information systems; remote sensing
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Dr. Lorenzo Vergni

Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: soil erosion; droughts; hydrological models; soil bioengineering; climatic trends
Dr. Zdeněk Kučera
Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Prague, Czechia
Interests: historical geography; cultural geography; regional geography; landscape transformations; settlement transformations; regional identity; rural areas; mountain areas
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Dr. Laurent Marquer
Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck, Sternwartestr. 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: past vegetation, climate and land use interactions; pollen-based past land-cover reconstruction; past land use; holocene plant composition and diversity; palaeoecology
Dr. Yiyun Chen
Associate Professor of School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: soil security; Anthropocene; VNIR spectroscopy; spatial data analysis; digital soil mapping
Dr. Md. Khairul Alam
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1. Land Management Group, School of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia-6150, Australia
2. Principal Scientific Officer, Soil Unit, Natural Resources Management Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
3. Senior Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
Interests: cropping system diversification and intensification; nutrient management for CA and Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) based cropping systems; soil Fertility; carbon and N footprints; carbon sequestration; soil physics; soil microbiology; nutrient cycling in Intensive cropping systems; agricultural water management; plant nutrition; CA; crop zoning and suitability modeling; crop Co-efficient (Lysimeter); greenhouse gas emission mitigation; LCA; critical limits of nutrients; fertiliser technologies; organic agriculture; agronomic biofortification
Dr. Manuela Hirschmugl

DIGITAL – Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: Remote Sensing; Energy; Spatial Analysis; Remote Sensing Applications; Remote Sensing Software; Vegetation Mapping
Dr. Carsten Butsch
Institute for Geography, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany
Interests: urbanisation; India; periurban; transformation; livelihoods; vulnerability; urban health; migration
Dr. Manuel Wolff
Lab of Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 16, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Interests: sustainable urban development; resource efficiency and quality of life; urban and regional development; growth and shrinkage; core-hinterland relations; European urban database and data analysis
Dr. Michelle L. Johnson
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, NYC Urban Field Station, New York, NY 10007, USA
Interests: urban ecology; human-environment relationships; environmental governance; social-ecological systems; land use change
Dr. Radoslava Kanianska
Faculty of Nautural Sciences, Matej Bel University, 974 01 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Interests: land use; Soil ecology; soil and soil protection
Dr. Federico Camerin
Instituto Universitario de Urbanística de la ETSA de Valladolid, University of Valladolid, 47014 Valladolid, Spain
Interests: urban regeneration; Urban renewal; urban planning
Dr. Uttam Khanal
Agriculture Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Horsham, VIC, 3400, Australia
Interests: Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Performance Analysis; Climate change adaptation; Risk Analysis
Dr. Francesco Latterini
Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria (CREA), Centro di Ricerca in Ingegneria e Trasformazioni Agroalimentari (CREA-IT), Via della Pascolare 16, 00015 Rome, Italy
Interests: forest management and planning; GIS; agriculture and forestry mechanization; Multi Criteria Decision Analysis
Dr. Mária Szalmáné Csete
Department of Environmental Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: sustainable agriculture; rural development; sustainability management; adaptation strategies; climate-smart agriculture; nature-based solutions
Prof. Dr. Julia Rey Pérez
Department of Architectural History, Theory and Composition, University Institute of Architecture and Construction Sciences. Avenida de la Reina Mercedes, s / n. CP. 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: heritage cultural; landscape; citizen participation; historic urban landscape
Dr. Silvija Krajter Ostoić
Croatian Forest Research Institute, Cvjetno Naselje 41, 10450 Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Interests: social aspects of urban forestry; perceptions; values; participatory approaches; cultural ecosystem services
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Dr. David H. Bassir
École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
Interests: Landscape Design/Landscape Architecture; data computation
Dr. Tomohiro Akiyama
Advanced Research Laboratories, Tokyo City University, Tokyo 158-8557, Japan
Interests: sustainability science; sustainability education; global environmental studies; environmental ethics and education; environmental engineering; natural and human geography; remote sensing and geographic information system; earth science; hydrology; meteorology; ecology (field observation, lab-experiment, numerical modeling); quantum physics; muon science; muon experiment; particle physics; high energy physics; nanoscience; nanotechnology; human science; anthropology; comparative civilization; history of science; history of ideas; metaphysics; thanatology and science of near death experiences; public policy; public philosophy; social science; social decision making; innovation science; epigenetics; brain science and neuroscience; information theory; big data analytics (natural language processing, text mining, data mining, and machine learning algorithms)
Dr. Thiago Massao Inagaki
Division of Climate Change, Soil Biogeochemistry and Modeling Unit, NARO Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba 305-8604, Japan
Interests: soil organic matter
Dr. Ioannis P. Kokkoris
Laboratory of Botany, Section of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras, University Campus, 26504 Rio, Greece
Interests: conservation ecology; biodiversity; biomonitoring; inventory and mapping of flora and habitat types/vegetation types; ecosystem services; GIS and remote sensing; environmental management; sustainable development; environmental policy
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Dr. Federica Lucà
DIBEST, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: geomorphology; natural hazard; landslide susceptibility; soil erosion; geomorphometry; GIS; statistics and geostatistics
Dr. Laura Romero Rodríguez
Departamento de Máquinas y Motores Térmicos, University of Cádiz, 11519 Cádiz, Spain
Interests: urban climate; urban heat island; energy efficiency; buildings; demand side management; geographic information systems; remote sensing
Dr. Javier Muro

Room 230bMeckenheimer Allee 16653115 Bonn
Interests: Wetlands; Amazonia; Tanzania
Dr. Antonio Rafael Peña Sánchez
Department of General Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication, University of Cádiz, Campus de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, 11405 Cádiz, Spain
Interests: economic disparities; socioeconomic inequalities; sustainability; territorial economy; economic geography; tourism activity; sectoral economy
Dr. Rok Mihelič
Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: applied plant nutrition; fertilizers; biogenic waste management; conservation agriculture
Dr. Almudena Nolasco-Cirugeda
Urban Design and Regional Planning Unit, Building Sciences and Urbanism Department, University of Alicante, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: urban analysis; urban dynamics; location-based social networks data; land use; urban transformations
Dr. Tino Johansson
Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: climate change adaptation; human-wildlife conflicts; natural resources management; food security; climate-smart landscapes
Dr. Andrzej Bobiec

Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszów, ul. M. Ćwiklinskiej 1a, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
Interests: conservation of nature; dendroecology; forest ecology; landscape ecology; land use ecology; land use policy
Dr. Didit Okta Pribadi

Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt, Freising, Germany
Interests: landscape ecology; rural development; urban planning
Dr. Wiktor Halecki

Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: blue-green infrastructure; soil reclamation; statistical modeling; urban ecology
Dr. Vladimír Falťan
Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: land cover changes; forest disturbations
Dr. Domenico Vitale
CMCC - Centro euroMediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: environmental statistics; missing data; uncertainty; quality control; climate change; micrometeorology
Dr. Monika Marković
Faculty of Agriculture, Plant production and biotechnology, University of Osijek, Trg Svetog Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: sustainable agriculture; environment; soil and water conservation; water resources management; crop production; climate change and agriculture; environmental impact assessment
Dr. Neven Bočić
Division of Phisical Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: geomorphology; karst geomorphology; karst landscape; speleology; fluvial geomorphology; geomorphometry; quaternary geology
Dr. Jamon Van Den Hoek
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
Interests: conflict; displacement; refugees; remote sensing; GIS; environmental peacebuilding
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