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Section Board for 'Social Ecology and Sustainability' (26)

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Dr. Miguel Brandão
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: Life Cycle Assessment; bioeconomy systems; land-use competition; industrial ecology; ecological economics
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Prof. Dr. Ifigenia Kagalou
Department of Civil Engineering Polytechnic School, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Interests: aquatic ecology; management of water resources; the aquatic systems responses to eutrophication; management and conservation of lakes and wetlands river; eco-hydrology and restoration strategies of; freshwater ecosystems
Dr. Kourosh Mohammadi
Principal Hydrogeological Engineer at HLV2K Engineering, Canada
Interests: Groundwater sustainability assessment, Groundwater vulnerability, groundwater modeling, surface water-groundwater interaction, Groundwater and climate change, Groundwater monitoring
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rachata Muneepeerakul
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: modeling and simulation, stochastic processes, networks, complex adaptive systems, sustainability, resilience, ecohydrology, theoretical ecology
Prof. Dr. Francesco Gonella
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy
Interests: Systems Thinking and Emergy Analysis, Ecological modeling, Natural sciences, Systems theory, Environmental science, Experimental study of nanostructured glasses, glasses for ICT and for energy technologies, artistic glasses
Dr. Johannes Langemeyer
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: urban geography, ecosystem services, social-ecological systems, crowdsourced data analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis
Prof. Dr. Todd Braje
Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: archaeology, historical ecology, Channel Islands, conservation biology
Dr. Emilie-Jane Ens
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Combining Indigenous and Western knowledge and skills in environmental monitoring projects; Collaborative and cross-cultural research on freshwater wetlands, fire, biodiversity, climate change; Citizen science; impacts and mechanisms of vertebrate and plant invasion from landscape to biochemical scales
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tommaso Luzzati
Societal Transition for a Sustainable Economy focus group, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: ecological economics; sustainability indicators debate; the Environmental Kuznets Curves; the Sustainability of economic growth; reciprocity and pro-social behaviours
Dr. Macario Rodríguez-Entrena
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Policy, University of Cordoba, Spain
Interests: ecosystem services; agri-environmental policy instruments; agri-food marketing research; farmer behavior modelling
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Catorci
School of Bioscience and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, 62032 Camerino MC, Italy
Interests: plant community ecology; land use modification, biodiversity conservation, mountain sustainable development; plant invasion, forest and grasslands management
Dr. Kyle W. Knight
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
Interests: environmental sociology; climate change and society; environmental public opinion; human ecology
Dr. Ronald C. Estoque
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National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
Interests: GIScience and remote sensing; sustainability science; land change science; land-use/land-cover change; environmental geography; spatiotemporal analysis and modeling; deforestation; landscape ecology; urbanization; urban ecology; climate change impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation; social–ecological system; ecosystem services; quality of life
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Prof. Dr. Carl Folke
1. The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
2. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Interests: resilience; social-ecological; ecosystems; adaptive governance; traditional ecological knowledge
Prof. Dr. Christoph Görg
Institute of Social Ecology, Alps Adria University, Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies, Vienna, Austria
Interests: social science and social ecology, with a focus on theory of human-environment interaction
Dr. Willi Haas
Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC), Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Wien, Graz, Schottenfeldgasse 29/5, Vienna, 1070, Austria
Interests: transdisciplinary research; stakeholder involvement; circular economy
Dr. Michael J. Heckenberger
Department of Anthropology, P.O. Box 117305, 1112 Turlington, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305, USA
Interests: Indigenous cultures of the humid tropics, especially Amazonia and Caribbean; pre-industrial complex societies; modern urban built environment, cultural memory and society; anthropology of the body; historical and political ecology; interdisciplinary approaches; ethics of sustainability
Dr. Thomas Jahn
Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), Hamburger Allee 45, 60486 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Interests: social ecology, societal relations to nature, transdisciplinary methods and concepts, quality criteria for transdisciplinary research, sustainability research/sciences, and social-ecological science research
Prof. Dr. Fridolin Krausmann
Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC), Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Wien, Graz, Schottenfeldgasse 29/5, Vienna, 1070, Austria
Interests: biomass metabolism; land use; long-term socio-ecological research
Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Lang
Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research, Leuphana University, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Interests: Sustainability Science; Transdisciplinarity; Sustainability Learning; Real World Laboratories and Experimentation; Urban and Rural Sustainability Transformations
Prof. Dr. Bedřich Moldan
Charles University Environment Center, José Martího 2, 16200 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Interests: sustainable development, SD indicators, environmental policy, analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental science
Dr. Anke Schaffartzik
Institute of Social Ecology, Schottenfeldgasse 29, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
Interests: material flow analysis; trade; biomass
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Prof. Dr. Simron Singh
School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo Environment
Interests: social metabolism; ecological economics; industrial ecology; material and energy flows; time use; local studies; sustainable resource use on small islands
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Prof. Dr. Stephen M. Wheeler
Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: sustainable development; city and regional planning; climate change planning; urban design; urban morphology; social ecology; social change
Prof. Dr. Andreas Thiel
International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance, University of Kassel, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Kassel, Germany
Interests: institutional analysis of social-ecological-technical systems; governance of natural resources and agriculture; innovation in agriculture; water; biodiversity; organic agricultural
Dr. Franco Salerno

Water Research Institute, National Research Counsil (CNR-IRSA), Brugherio (MB), Italy
Interests: environment; sustainable development; climate change; environmental impact assessment; climatology; geochemistry; biogeochemistry; hydrology; water quality; lakes; precipitation cartography; remote sensing
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