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Section Board for 'Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife' (31)

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Iain Gordon
Section Editor-in-Chief
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tropical Environments & Societies, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811, Australia
Tel. +61-7-478-16514
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Interests: agricultural sustainability; community based conservation; restoration ecology; wildlife/livestock interactions; sustainable development; science/policy interface
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Development of Chinese Economy—In Search of New Sources of Growth: A Sustainable Approach
Special Issue in Sustainability: Reducing Agricultural and Food Waste: Implications for Biodiversity and the Environment
Dr. Rimjhim Aggarwal
School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, PO Box 875502, Tempe, AZ 85287-5502, USA
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Interests: agricultural sustainability; sustainable development; agricultural institutions and governance, farm livelihoods, food markets, water-food-energy nexus
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Towards New Thinking and Action
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Antonides
Sub-department of Economics, Social Sciences, Wageningen University, 6706 KN Wageningen, the Netherlands
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Interests: consumer behaviour; behavioural economics; economic psychology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Consumer Behavior
Dr. Hossein Azadi
Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Land and Food Policy
Special Issue in Sustainability: More Food or Better Distribution
Prof. Dr. Shelley Burgin
Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast QLD 4229, Australia
Tel. +61-7-5595-2189
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Interests: wildlife management; biodiversity preservation; ecosystem degradation; animal ecology (aquatic and terrestrial); education and awareness
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Wildlife Management
Prof. Dr. Michael S. Carolan
Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
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Interests: food security; food consumption; behavioral change; sustainable agriculture; local and regional food systems
Prof. Alessio Cavicchi
Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, University of Macerata, P.le Bertelli 1, 62100 Macerata, Italy
Tel. +39-0733-258-5929
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Interests: innovation and sustainability in agribusiness; consumer behaviour; food and wine marketing; sustainable tourism; rural branding
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: How does Market Demand for Sustainability Shape Business Strategies? Exploring Innovation Paths in Agribusiness
Prof. Dr. Douglas H. Constance
Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University, 1806 Avenue J, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
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Interests: community impacts of industrial agriculture; sustainable agriculture
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Agricultural Governance
Prof. Michael A. Fullen
Faculty of Science and Engineering,The University of Wolverhampton,Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
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Interests: soil erosion; soil conservation; desertification; desert reclamation; soil system dynamics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Soil Science in Conservation Agricultural Systems
Prof. Dr. Manuel González de Molina
President of the SEHA, Sociedad de Estudios de Historia Agraria / University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
Tel. +34-954349099
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Interests: agrarian history; environmental history and agroecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Agroecology at the Crossroads: Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Special Issue in Sustainability: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Transitions in Agriculture and Rural Society. The Global Challenges of Rural History
Prof. Dr. Moya Kneafsey
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5FB, UK
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Community Self-Organisation, Sustainability, and Resilience in Food Systems
Dr. John P.A. Lamers
Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße-3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +31-(0)228-734926
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Interests: food and nutritional security farm- and agroforestry; sustainable intensification (e.g. conservation agriculture); innovation development; agricultural extension; land degradation
Prof. Dr. Lassi Linnanen
Department of Sustainability Science, School of Energy Systems, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
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Interests: transition management; environmental economics and policy; sustainability assessment of food and energy systems; nutrient recovery
Prof. Dr. Basant Maheshwari *
School of Science & Health, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia
Tel. +61-2-4570-1235
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Water Resources Management
Dr. Adrian Muller
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
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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
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 257W Johnson Hall, PO Box 646420, Pullman WA 99164, USA
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Interests: farmer participatory research of organic hop cropping systems in the Yakima Valley; organic wheat breeding; perennial wheat breeding and agronomy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Plant Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Jens Newig
Research Group Governance, Participation and Sustainability, Faculty of Sustainability and Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Scharnhorststr. 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
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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
College of Agriculture, Utah State University, 4820 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4820, USA
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Interests: sustainable farming systems; organic agriculture; nutrient cycling and organic matter; soil health
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Organic Farming and a Systems Approach to Sustainable Agroecosystems
Dr. Colin Sage
Acting Head of Department, Department of Geography, School of the Human Environment, College Road, University College Cork, Cork T12 YN60, Ireland
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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
Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive 81-2169, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
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Interests: sustainable food production; food waste-to-energy conversion; sustainable energy systems; fuel cells
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Food Waste Management and Utilization
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Methods for Food Waste Valorization
Prof. Dr. Leonard Tsuji
Health Studies and the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4, Canada
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Interests: environment and health; environmental change; Indigenous peoples; agroforestry; wildlife
Dr. Ilkka Leinonen
Land Economy, Environment & Society Research Group, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh, UK
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Interests: environmental life cycle assessment; ecosystem ecology; global carbon dynamics; plant and animal ecophysiology; systems modelling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production
Prof. Harry W. Palm
Department of Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching, Universitat Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany
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Interests: aquaponics, polyponics, integrated aquaculture systems
Dr. Tiziano Gomiero
Independent consultant and researcher on multi-criteria farming and food system analysis, agro-energies, environmental issues, Treviso, Italy
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Critical Issues on Soil Management and Conservation
Special Issue in Sustainability: Critical issues on Agri-food System Management: Addressing Complexity in Present and Future Challenges
Dr. Christopher Brewster
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Anna van Buerenplein 1, NL-2595 DA The Hague, The Netherlands
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Interests: sustainable agriculture and food systems; ICT in agrifood; environmental and social impact of technologies in agrifood; data science and AI in sustainable agriculture
Prof. Aled Jones
Global Sustainability Institute, Faculty Science and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, UK
Tel. +1223 698931
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Interests: sustainability science, complexity, systems dynamics, food conflict, climate change, resilience, water-energy-food nexus
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Creative Solutions to Big Challenges
Special Issue in Sustainability: Systems Approaches to Complex and Sustainable Food Systems
Dr. Alberto Sanz Cobeña
Chemistry and food technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: climate change mitigation in Mediterranean agro-food systems, agricultural sustainability; sustainable development; agroecology, urban agriculture, water-food-climate change nexus
Prof. Dr. Peter Tozer
School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, Manawatu 4442, New Zealand
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Interests: farm and ranch management; mathematical modelling; agricultural systems
Dr. Lewis Holloway
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1482466759
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Interests: sustainable farming and food systems; alternative food networks; agricultural technologies; farm animal ethics and welfare; agri-environmental issues
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Provenzano
Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Piazza Marina, 61, 90133 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: agricultural sustainability; irrigation; water management; soil; climate
Prof. Barbara Bigliardi
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
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Interests: innovation and technology management; digital business; knowledge management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Food Innovation
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Product Lifecycle: The Role of ICT
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