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Section Board for 'Sustainable Agriculture' (111)

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Prof. Dr. Iain Gordon
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, Australia
Interests: agricultural sustainability; community based conservation; restoration ecology; wildlife/livestock interactions; sustainable development; science/policy interface
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Prof. Dr. Iris Vermeir
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Department of marketing, innovation & organization, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: environmental sustainable consumption; consumer psychology, food consumption, behavioral economics, attitude-behavioral gap
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Guidetti
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Department fo Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, landscape, Agroenergy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: food production plants, life cycle thinking approach, sustainability of new technology, foodservice technology, not destructive techniques for quality assessment
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Prosdocimi Gianquinto
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Dept. Agricultural and Food Sciences University of Bologna, Viale G. Fanin 44 (4th floor, room A17), 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: plant nutrition, optimization of fertilization in horticulture, remote sensing, soilless crops, vertical farming, quality of vegetables, urban horticulture
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Dr. Catello Pane
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Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Orticoltura e Florovivaismo, via Cavalleggeri 25, I-84098 Pontecagnano Faiano (SA), Italy
Interests: Plant pathology; Biological Control of plant diseases; Digital tools applied to plant disease management; Ecology of soil-borne plant disease; Sustainable disease management; Suppressive soil amendments; Antagonistic microbial strains
Dr. Geir Steinheim

Dept. Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
Interests: small ruminants; livestock production systems; pasture systems; genotype*environment interaction; quantitative genetics
Prof. Dr. Francisco S Tortosa
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Department of Zoology, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: Conservation biology; agroecosystems biodiversity; game biology; alien species introduction
Dr. Rimjhim Aggarwal
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School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, PO Box 875502, Tempe, AZ 85287-5502, USA
Interests: agricultural sustainability; sustainable development; agricultural institutions and governance, farm livelihoods, food markets, water-food-energy nexus
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Dr. Christopher Brewster
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Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Anna van Buerenplein 1, NL-2595 DA The Hague, The Netherlands
Interests: sustainable agriculture and food systems; ICT in agrifood; environmental and social impact of technologies in agrifood; data science and AI in sustainable agriculture
Dr. Lewis Holloway
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School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: sustainable farming and food systems; alternative food networks; agricultural technologies; farm animal ethics and welfare; agri-environmental issues
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Antonides
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Sub-department of Economics, Social Sciences, Wageningen University, 6706 KN Wageningen, the Netherlands
Interests: consumer behaviour; behavioural economics; economic psychology
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Dr. Hossein Azadi
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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. Alberto Sanz Cobeña
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Chemistry and food technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: climate change mitigation in Mediterranean agro-food systems, agricultural sustainability; sustainable development; agroecology, urban agriculture, water-food-climate change nexus
Assist. Prof. Dr. Rosa Binimelis
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Agroecology and Food Systems for Social Transformation, Universitat de Vic, 08500 Vic, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: agroecology, food sovereignty, ecological economics, participatory action research, socio-economics aspects of biotechnologies, food justice, food policy and governance, science/policy interface
Dr. Sara Bosi
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: organic agriculture; resilient crops; Cereals; Pulses; nutritional and nutraceutical quality; plant secondary metabolism
Prof. Dr. Eleonora Bottani
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Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: logistics, supply chain management, industrial plants, modelling and simulation, sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Shelley Burgin
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Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast QLD 4229, Australia
Interests: wildlife management; biodiversity preservation; ecosystem degradation; animal ecology (aquatic and terrestrial); education and awareness
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Caracciolo
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Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II
Interests: Development & Agricultural Economics: Household strategies and rural livelihood diversification, food security and rural poverty, methodologies for evaluating on-farm conservation projects, assessment of ecosystem services, contract farming. - Food Economics: Consumer behaviour, food marketing, consumer food choice and related issues concerning food systems.
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Prof. Dr. Michael S. Carolan
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Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: food security; food consumption; behavioral change; sustainable agriculture; local and regional food systems
Prof. Dr. Douglas H. Constance
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Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University, 1806 Avenue J, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Interests: community impacts of industrial agriculture; sustainable agriculture
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Prof. Dr. Elio Dinuccio
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Department of Agriculture, Forest and Food Science, Div. Agro-Forestry and Environmental Engineering - University of Turin - Italy
Interests: bioenergy; biomass energy conversion technologies; biofuel; biomass supply chain and logistics; feedstocks pre-treatments; agro-industrial wastes; agricultural reuse of by-products from biomass energy conversion; particulate matter, ammonia, and greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and control
Dr. Vera Eory
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Department of Rural Economy, Environment & Society, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Interests: sustainable agriculture, agricultural and resource economics, greenhouse gas emissions, farmers' behaviour, whole farm modelling, mitigation cost-effectiveness
Dr. Aitazaz A. Farooque, P.Eng
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University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Interests: To develop precision agriculture technologies for economically viable, environmentally safe and sustainable agriculture.
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Dr. Adele Finco
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, 60121 Ancona AN, Itália
Interests: sustainable agriculture; sustainable development; agricultural economics and policy; agro environmental policy; precision agriculture; circular economy; food supply chains sustainability; renewable energy
Prof. Dr. Michael A. Fullen
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Faculty of Science and Engineering,The University of Wolverhampton,Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
Interests: soil erosion; soil conservation; desertification; desert reclamation; soil system dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Manuel González de Molina
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President of the SEHA, Sociedad de Estudios de Historia Agraria / University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
Interests: agrarian history; environmental history and agroecology
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Prof. Dr. Ilkka Leinonen
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Natural Resources Institute Finland, Latokartanonkaari 9, FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: environmental life cycle assessment; ecosystem ecology; global carbon dynamics; plant and animal ecophysiology; systems modelling
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Luigi Ledda
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Department of Agriculture, Section of Agronomy, Herbaceous Crops and Genetics, University of Sassari, Viale Italia n. 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: agroecosystems sustainability; water-food-energy nexus; precision agriculture; water management; organic agriculture; nutrient cycling and organic matter; ecosystem services
Dr. José Manuel Mirás-Avalos
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Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Unidad de Suelos y Riegos (asociada a EEAD-CSIC), Av. Montañana, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: irrigation; crop modeling; sustainable agriculture; plant ecophysiology; soil management and quality; viticulture; fruit trees; crop water requirements; biodiversity; ecology
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Prof. Dr. Cristiana Peano
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Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Torino TO, Italy
Interests: sustainability assessment of food environmental and social sustainability ; agroecology; biodiversity conservation; landscape conservation and development; circular economy, postharvest thecnologies, fruit quality
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Dr. Pier Paolo Miglietta
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics and management; agri-engineering; life cycle assessment; water resource management; environmental and natural resource economics
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Prof. Dr. Gunilla Almered Olsson
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School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 700, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: food systems sustainability, urban-rural links, bio-cultural diversity, transition movement, human-nature links
Dr. Luigi Roselli
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Dip. di Scienze Agro-Ambientali e Territoriali (DiSAAT) Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” Via Giovanni Amendola, 165/A 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics and policy; food supply chains sustainability; consumer studies; circular economy
Prof. Dr. Francesco Orsini
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DISTAL, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University,Viale Fanin 44, Bologna, Italy
Interests: vegetable crops; vertical farming; rooftop farms; hydroponics; greenhouse crop management
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Prof. Dr. Suren N. Kulshreshtha
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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREc), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B5, Canada
Interests: economic impact analysis; environmental assessment (economic); sustainable agriculture; agriculture and resources; adoption of new technologies; irrigation and drainage economics
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Prof. Dr. Harvey S. James, Jr.
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Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri 146 Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO, USA
Interests: sustainability, fairness, trust, institutions and governance, market power, consumer and producer well-being, food security
Dr. Diego Luis Valera Martínez
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Engineering Department, University of Almería, 04120 La Cañada, Almería, Spain
Interests: greenhouse technology, climate control, ventilation, water efficiency, desalination, agricultural sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Sottile
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Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Interests: agricultural biodiversity conservation; sustainability in small scale horticulture and agroecology; rural landscape conservation and development; pomology; circular economy
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Prof. Dr. Moya Kneafsey
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Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5FB, UK
Interests: short food chains; local and community food initiatives; reforming food systems to deliver sustainable; resilient, and socially just development; rural tourism and culture economies; participatory research methods
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Dr. John P.A. Lamers
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Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße-3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Interests: food and nutritional security farm- and agroforestry; sustainable intensification (e.g. conservation agriculture); innovation development; agricultural extension; land degradation
Prof. Dr. Lassi Linnanen
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Department of Sustainability Science, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti, Finland
Interests: sustainability science; transition management; environmental economics and policy; sustainability assessment of food and energy systems
Prof. Dr. Basant Maheshwari *
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School of Science & Health, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia
Interests: water resources planning and management; sustainability; groundwater management; irrigation; balanced urban development; river health; water reuse and environmental sustainability
* Special Issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/water_resources_management
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Dr. Adrian Muller
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Research Institute for Organic Agriculture FiBL, 5070 Frick, Switzerland and Chair of Environmental Policy and Economics (PEPE), Department of Environmental Systems Science, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Interests: productivity in agricultural production systems; environmental policy instrument design; global land use modelling; agriculture and climate change (mitigation, adaptation, policy instruments); food wastage; sustainable bioenergy; sufficiency in liberal societies
Dr. Kevin Murphy
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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 257W Johnson Hall, PO Box 646420, Pullman WA 99164, USA
Interests: farmer participatory research of organic hop cropping systems in the Yakima Valley; organic wheat breeding; perennial wheat breeding and agronomy
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Prof. Dr. Jens Newig
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Research Group Governance, Participation and Sustainability, Faculty of Sustainability and Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Scharnhorststr. 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Interests: societal transitions to sustainability; environmental Politics, Policy and Governance for Sustainable Development; participatory Governance and collaborative decision processes; governance learning; environmental and sustainability communication; effectiveness and legitimacy of governance in multi-level systems; evidence-based governance and public management; network governance and social network analysis; comparative analysis, case study meta-analysis; agenda setting, issue attention cycles; water policy and water resources management; sustainable agriculture and sustainable land management; inter- and transdisciplinary research
Dr. Jennifer Reeve
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College of Agriculture, Utah State University, 4820 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4820, USA
Interests: sustainable farming systems; organic agriculture; nutrient cycling and organic matter; soil health
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Dr. Colin Sage
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Acting Head of Department, Department of Geography, School of the Human Environment, College Road, University College Cork, Cork T12 YN60, Ireland
Interests: food and environment; sustainable food systems; food security; food governance, policy and politics; social movements and civic initiatives for alternative food systems
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Trabold
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Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive 81-2169, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
Interests: sustainable food production; food waste-to-energy conversion; sustainable energy systems; fuel cells
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Prof. Dr. Leonard Tsuji
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Health Studies and the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4, Canada
Interests: environment and health; environmental change; Indigenous peoples; agroforestry; wildlife
Dr. Márcio Carocho
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Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Interests: chemistry of natural products; nutraceuticals and functional foods; technology of natural products; engineering of protective food products with natural compounds
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Dr. Michael Bom Frøst
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Section for Design and Consumer Behaviour, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: product innovation for sustainable foods; consumer accept of novel and sustainable foods; food design; thinking sensory science
Prof. Dr. Andy Herring
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Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: ruminant livestock production systems and value chains; responsible use of grazing livestock for resource management and poverty reduction; improved livelihoods through improved ruminant livestock production; conservation genetics of cattle and related species; holistic livestock breeding systems
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Brent Jacobs
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Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: climate change adaptation, vulnerability, adaptive capacity, transformation, climate change governance, natural resource management
Dr. Marco Manzone
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: agricultural mechanization; tractors; trialers; transportation; maize sowing machines; planters machines; forestry mechanization; cable crane; forestry winchs; hippers; biomass production; woodchip storage; energy evaluation; hourly costs; working times; working rate; working capacity; fuel consumption
Prof. Dr. Tek Maraseni
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Natural Resources Management and Environmental Economics, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Interests: carbon management, forestry,carbon trading, natural resources management
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Dr. Sklenička Petr
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Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, Praha–Suchdol, 165 00, Czech Republic
Interests: landscape planning; landscape ecology; land management; forest management; environmental science
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Dr. Christopher Bear
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School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
Interests: human-animal-technology relations; alternative proteins; edible insects; environmental knowledge-practices; care and welfare in livestock farming
Dr. Rajan Ghimire
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Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
Interests: soil carbon sequestration, soil health, sustainable agriculture, nutrient cycling, soil organic matter, greenhouse gas emissions
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Primo Proietti
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Department Agri Food & Environm Sci, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: fruit and tree physiology of olive; olive tree cultural systems; oliveculture; characterization and evaluation of olive varieties; olive by-products
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Prof. Dr. Jeff Sayer
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Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Interests: biodiversity, communities and livelihoods, forest policy, land-use change, sustainability, tropical landscapes and livelihoods
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Dr. Arianne Cease
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School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Interests: Ecophysiology, plant-animal interactions, social-ecological systems, Integrated Pest Management, entomology, sustainable development
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Prof. Dr. Dilip Nandwani
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Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, United States
Interests: Vegetable Production (Organic & Conventional); Sustainable Horticulture; Tropical Fruits; Roots & Tubers; Organic Certification; Micropropagation; International Agriculture Development
Prof. Dr. Clement Tisdell
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School of Economics, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: agricultural economics; economic development and growth; economic theory; environment and resource economics; industry economics and industrial organization; microeconomic theory; wildlife conservation
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Dr. Giuseppe Todde
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Department of Agricultural Science, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: energy and environmental impact of dairy farms; environmental sustainability of agricultural systems: energy and environmental performance of photovoltaic irrigation systems; precision livestock farming; wearable technologies; mechanization of livestock farms; smart glasses for augmented reality; logistics of milk collection; life cycle assessment; direct and indirect energy analysis of livestock farms
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Dr. Maria Wurzinger
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Divison of Livestock Sciences, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, A-1180 Vienna, Austria
Interests: agricultural sustainability, community-based breeding programs, livestock systems, systems modelling, inter- and transdisciplinary research, participatory research methods
Prof. Dr. David Zilberman
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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Interests: marketing; biotechnology; water; risk management; biofuels; natural resources; agricultural and environmental policy; the economics of innovation
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Dr. Michael Blanke
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INRES- Horticultural Science, University of Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 6, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: sustainable horticulture, sustainable apple /grapevine production, carbon footprint, water footprint, LCA, smallhold farmers, climate change
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariolina Gullì
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Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A - 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: agriculture sustainability; effects of environmental changes on food production and quality; biotechnology; plant breeding
Prof. Dr. Sergio Rasmann
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Institute of Biology, University de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Interests: agroecology, biological control, soil pests, conservation of endangered species
Prof. Dr. C. Ronald Carroll
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Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: conservation biology; sustainable development; plant-animal interactions; forest regeneration; invasive species
Dr. Claire Lamine
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Department of Science for Action and Development (SAD) - Ecodevelopment,French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Avignon, France
Interests: sociology; qualitative analysis; rural sociology; participatory action research; agriculture; farming; food systems; agroecology
Dr. Anna Irene De Luca
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Department of Agricultural Sciences (AGRARIA), Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Feo di Vito 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: sustainable food production; life cycle methodologies; participatory research methods; agriculture and food systems; agricultural economics and rural development; circular economy; multicriteria decision analysis
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Prof. Dr. Sean Clark
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Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404, USA
Interests: agriculture and food systems; appropriate technology in farming; environmental effects of farming and food choices; organic farming; biological pest management
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Dr. Dario Donno
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: food security; nutritional quality and biodiversity integration; food by-products and re-use strategies; sustainable food waste valorization; food chemistry and green extraction; agrobiodiversity; biodiversity conservation; sustainable rural development; food–health relationships in sustainable agro-food systems
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Loris Beccaro
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences - University of Torino Largo Braccini, 2 - 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: agricultural sustainability, food security, agronomy, arboriculture, agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable rural developement
Prof. Dr. Julio Berbel
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Agricultural Economics, Rabanales University Campus, University of Córdoba, CORDOBA 14014, Spain
Interests: agricultural economics, water policy, bioeconomy, environmental economics
Prof. Dr. Roberto Mancinelli
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Viterbo, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: crop production; crop protection; weed control; agricultural systems and management; environment and climate change in agriculture
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Prof. Dr. Lars Olav Eik
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Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Interests: animal nutrition, small ruminant production systems, animal husbandry
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. Pietro Santamaria
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Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Interests: agrobiodiversity; vegetable production; greenhouse production; plant nutrition; soilless culture; vegetable quality; nitrate
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Dr. Spyros Fountas
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Laboratory of Agricultural Machinery, Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, School of Agricultural Production, Engineering and Environment, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos Str., Botanikos 11855, Athens, Greece
Interests: precision agriculture; farm machinery; information systems
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Dr. Helen Sheridan
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School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: sustainable agriculture, agricultural ecology, multispecies grasslands, agri-environment policy monitoring and evaluation, habitat classification and evaluation
Dr. Zakaria Solaiman
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UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: biochar; compost; soil health; mycorrhizal symbiosis; soil contaminants; medicinal plants; agronomy
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Luciano Cavani
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: soil quality, soil management, recycling of organic wastes in agriculture, soil organic matter, fertilizers
Dr. Claus G. Sørensen
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Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Engineering, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Århus N, Denmark
Interests: operations and production management; information and communication technology; smart farming, system analyses; sustainability of innovative technologies
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Prof. Dr. Paul B. Thompson
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Departments of Philosophy, Community Sustainability and Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: American pragmatist approaches in practical ethics; environmental ethics; risks and ethics of agricultural and food biotechnology; science policy; philosophy of technology; philosophy of economics
Assist. Prof. Dr. Riccardo Vecchio
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: consumer behaviour, non market valuation, food and wine marketing
Prof. Dr. Luigi Cembalo
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Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, University of Naples Federico II (ITA), Naples, Italy
Interests: circular economy; agricultural economics; innovation management in agrifood systems
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Prof. Dr. Robert Costanza
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Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Interests: transdisciplinary integration; systems ecology; ecological economics; landscape ecology; ecological modelling; ecological design; energy analysis; environmental policy; social traps; incentive structures and institutions
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Prof. Dr. Martha M. Bakker
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Environmental Sciences Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: ecological networks, spatial planning, agent-based modelling, land use modelling
Prof. Dr. Stefania De Pascale
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Department of Agricultural Sciences,Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: open field vegetable production; greenhouse production; sustainable water and nutrition management; hydroponic systems; crop water and salinity stress-tolerance
Prof. Dr. John Kerr
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Department of Community Sustainability, 325 Natural Resources Building 480 Wilson Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: soil management, natural resource management, collective action, institutions and governance, incentives for behavior change, participatory development
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Catherine Keske
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School of Engineering, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: agricultural and resource economics; food security and food sovereignty; biomass, bioenergy and biochar; land conservation and management; law and economics
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Prof. Dr. Jan Hopmans
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Department of Land, University of California, Davis, Berkeley, CA 95616, United States
Interests: irrigation water management, soil hydrology, soil physics, agricultural sustainability
Biogragh: Jan W. Hopmans is Professor of Vadose Zone Hydrology at the University of California, Davis. His research and teaching focuses on soil hydrology, irrigation water and nutrient management, and climate change impacts on California hydrology. He has about 200 peer-reviewed publications in soil science and water resources journals. He is Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was Chair of the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources and Chief Editor of Vadose Zone Journal. Since 2009, he is serving as Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), being Director of the CAES International Programs since 2015. He was the 2014 President of the Soil Science Society of America. He was Interim Associate Vice Provost of Global Affairs in 2015 and most recently served as the Interim Director of the UC Davis World Food Center in 2016. Since July 2018, he has retired from the University of California.
Prof. Dr. Ilias Kyriazakis
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Agriculture, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: livestock systems, agricultural sustainability, animal and environment interactions, environmental life cycle assessment, social life cycle assessment, systems modelling
Prof. Dr. Gerhart U. Ryffel
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Institute of Cell Biology (Cancer Research), Universitätsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: agricultural sustainability; agricultural biotechnology, gene manipulation; gene editing, gene flow, risk assessment; organic farming
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Prof. Dr. Matteo Vittuari
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: agricultural and food policy; rural policy; food losses and waste; food chain sustainability; bioenergy economics and policy; behavioral economics; life cycle thinking
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Prof. Dr. Richard Bernard Le Heron
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School of Environment, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: Socio-ecological knowledge, enactive methodologies, ontologies of sustainability, economy- environment relations, relational agency, leverage points and transitioning practices, generative participatory initiatives, geographic rent platforms, co-leadership for institutional transformations, land-coast-sea interactions
Prof. Dr. Jaehoon Lee
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Professor and Director of Graduate Program, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Interests: Soil Physics and hydrology, mass and energy status in soil
Prof. Dr. Adriano Sofo
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Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment and Cultural Heritage (DiCEM), Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Via Lanera 20–75100 Matera, Italy
Interests: agricultural chemistry; environmental botany; soil ecology
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Prof. Dr. Karin Wendin
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Food and Meal Science, Faculty of Natural Science, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Interests: food and meal in a holistic and sustainable context, sensory and consumer science, food science, health, nutrition, wellbeing, environment
Prof. Dr. Harry W. Palm
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Department of Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching, Universitat Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany
Interests: aquaponics, polyponics, integrated aquaculture systems
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Prof. Dr. Frederick Stoddard
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Department of Agricultural Science, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: grain legumes; faba bean; protein crops; cropping systems; pre-crop effects; yield stability; yield gap; crop breeding; sustainable intensification
Prof. Dr. Andrés Viña
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Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: biodiversity, conservation biology, wildlife habitat modeling, land use/cover change, landscape dynamics, phenology, productivity, remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Wezel
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ISARA, Research unit Agroecology and Environment, Lyon, France
Interests: agroecology, biodiversity management, agroecosystem management, result-oriented agri-environment measures, conservation biological control, sustainable agriculture
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Dr. Tiziano Gomiero
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Independent consultant and researcher on multi-criteria farming and food system analysis, agro-energies, environmental issues, Treviso, Italy
Interests: farming system analysis; agroecology; organic agriculture; GMOs; biofuels; soil conservation; biodiversity/bioindicators; human impact on the environment; societal metabolism; population-Water-energy-food nexus; ecological economics; science-policy interface
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Prof. Dr. Aled Jones
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Global Sustainability Institute, Faculty Science and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, UK
Interests: sustainability science, complexity, systems dynamics, food conflict, climate change, resilience, water-energy-food nexus
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Prof. Dr. Peter Tozer
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School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, Manawatu 4442, New Zealand
Interests: farm and ranch management; mathematical modelling; agricultural systems
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Provenzano
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali (SAAF), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: irrigation system design; evapotranspiration; irrigation scheduling; sensors to monitor soil and plant water status
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Bigliardi
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Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: Innovation management, open innovation, sustainable innovation, industry 4.0, Technology transfer
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Dr. Georgios Koubouris
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Olive Cultivation Lab, Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops & Viticulture, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER, (NAGREF), Chania, Greece
Interests: climate change; agricultural sustainability; circular economy; soil, water and biodiversity conservation; remote sensing; plant breeding; ecosystem services; olive growing
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