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Section Board for 'Human Geography and Social Sustainability' (45)

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Prof. Dr. Melissa Nursey-Bray
Department of Geography, Environment and Population (GEP), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Interests: indigenous; climate adaptation; community engagement; participatory and urban governance
Prof. Dr. David Gibbs
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Geography, Geology and Environment, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: local and regional development; the intersection between economy and environment.; studies of transition regions and the green economy; green entrepreneurs; circular economy initiatives; development of 'experience landscapes' for leisure and tourism in rural areas
Dr. Stephen Fox

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
Interests: sustainable production and consumption; prosumption; technology analysis
Prof. Dr. Jason Gilliland
Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, Western University, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7, Canada
Interests: environment and health; children's geographies; active transportation; local food; food waste
Prof. Pekka Jokinen
Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
Interests: environmental governance; sustainability; consumption and the environment; climate policy; food policy; urban studies; circular economy; case study approach
Dr. Adela García-Aracil
Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n, Building 8E, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: economics of education; social innovation; social capital; human capital competencies; labor market; artificial intelligence in education; teaching and learning; learning outcomes; youth; gender issues
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Prof. Dr. Linas Kliucininkas
Department of Environmental Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, LT-50254 Kaunas, Lithuania
Interests: air quality and climate; mobility; energy
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Prof. Dr. Toni Lupo
Department of Engineering, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Performance Measurement; Service Quality Management; Industrial Quality Management; Statistical Process Control; Maintenance Optimization
Dr. Juan Miguel Kanai
Department of Geography, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
Interests: large-scale spatial processes and socio-economic structures implicated in the worldwide growth of cities; the infrastructurally-mediated expansion of peri-urban areas; urbanization’s global footprint
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Dr. Sandra S. Luque
INRAE (National Research Institute on Agriculture, Food & the Environment), UMR TETIS Territories, Environment, Remote Sensing and Space Information, 500 rue JF BRETON 34000 Montpellier, Cedex 5, France
Interests: forest landscape change and dynamics; biodiversity assessment & habitat modelling and planning; global change and ecosystem services
Prof. Dr. Kristine Kern
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Germany) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland), Flakenstr. 29-31, 15537 Erkner, Germany
Interests: environmental and climate governance; sustainable cities and regions; upscaling of local experiments; water and marine governance; science-policy interfaces
Dr. Corrine Noel Knapp
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
Interests: transdisciplinarity; local and indigenous knowledge; climate change adaptation; vulnerability; resilience; social-ecological systems; human dimensions
Prof. Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne
Department of Geography, Eberhard Karls University, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
Interests: landscape theory; empirical social science landscape research; regional geography; energy system change; integrative urban research; constructivism; neopragmatism; Europe; North America
Prof. Dr. Bernardino Benito López
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Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: Accounting; public sector accounting; financial analysis; transparency; corruption; cost of public services
Prof. Dr. Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold
Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: Resilience justice; adaptive law; adaptive planning; adaptive governance; environmental justice; inclusive and participatory co-governance; urban and rural marginalized communities; land use planning and law; environmental law and policy; water law and policy; ecosystem governance.
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Dr. Federico Martellozzo
Department of Economics and Management (DISEI), University of Florence, Via delle Pandette, 32 - 50127 Firenze, Italy
Interests: Socio-Ecological Systems and Vulnerability; Sustainable and Equitable Development; Intra-Scale Sustainability Assessement; Land Use Change and Resource Consumption; GIS and Spatial Analysis; Political-Economic and Computational Geography
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jennifer Martínez-Ferrero
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Department of Administration and Business Economics, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: earnings management; financial reporting; accounting; panel data; corporate governance; stakeholder management; managerial accounting; corporate social responsibility; sustainable development
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Prof. Sami Moisio
the University of Helsinki
Interests: Social and economic geography
Dr. Bryant Allen
Department of Pacific Affairs, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: agricultural land management; sustainable agricultural development; environmental impact assessment; economic geography; economic development and growth; pacific history (excl. New Zealand and Maori); human geography
Prof. Dr. Ilan Chabay
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Berliner Straße 130, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: learning processes; decision-making; complex systems; sustainability
Dr. Andrea K. Gerlak
School of Geography and Development and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Interests: water policy and governance, learning in environmental governance, global water governance, institutional analysis, community engagement; climate adaptation, urban governance, green infrastructure, science-policy interface
Dr. Julie Ingram
Countryside & Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
Interests: Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems; farmer learning; innovation and adaptation; farmer behaviour; co-innovation approaches; advisory and extension services; decision support; soil management; transitions
Prof. Dr. Inma Martinez-Zarzoso
Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3, Goettingen 37073, Germany
Interests: international environmental agreements; porter hypothesis; trade in waste; inequality and emissions; Pollution Haven
Prof. Dr. Alison McIntosh
School of Hospitality and Tourism, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Interests: sustainability; critical tourism; accessible tourism; health tourism; indigenous tourism; social justice
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Dr. Sharlene Mollett
Centre for Critical Development Studies; Department of Human Geography; Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Interests: Land and natural resource conflicts; political ecology and feminist political ecology; latin America, Honduras, Panama; development geography; race, gender and property rights; indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities; feminist and postcolonial geographies; residential tourism
Dr. Leonardo Montagnani
Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano, Piazza Università 1, Bolzano, I-39100, Italy
Interests: carbon and water biogeochemical cycles; ecosystem ecology; climate change
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Prof. Dr. Rachel Murphy
School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Interests: Labour migration and urbanisation; education, culture and social mobility; anthropological demography, esp. gender imbalances; rural transformation; social marginalisation and social policy
Prof. Dr. Marek Nowacki
The Faculty of Economics, WSB University in Poznan, Poznan, 61-895, Poland
Interests: content analysis; text mining; tripadvisor; destination image; tourist attractions
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Prof. Dr. Emilio Padoa-Schioppa
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano - Bicocca, 1 - 20126, Milano, Italy
Interests: landscape ecology; monitoring and conservation of biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück, Barbarastr. 12, 49076 Osnabrück, Germany
Interests: adaptive governance and management of environmental resources; social and societal learning and their role in transformation processes towards sustainability; global water governance in a multi-level governance system; conceptual and methodological frameworks to analyse social-ecological systems
Prof. Dr. Susan Paulson
Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, PO Box 115530, Gainesville, FL 32611-5530, USA
Interests: Political ecology; gender/class/race/ethnicity; research methodologies; sustainability science; degrowth
Dr. Simon James Pittman
School of Biological & Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
Interests: seascape ecology; ocean sustainability; marine protected areas; community-led conservation; blue urbanism; systems thinking; geospatial technologies; coral reef ecosystems; coastal restoration; ecological resilience; climate adaptation
Prof. Dr. Jessie P.H. Poon
Department of Geography,University at Buffalo-SUNY,105 Wilkeson Quad,Buffalo, New York 14261, USA
Interests: international trade and foreign investment; regional economic development; Asian business
Dr. Mark Riley
School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, UK
Interests: Agriculture and land management; farming cooperation; family farming, agri-environmental schemes and management; gender and agriculture; farming knowledges and sustainability
Dr. Elsbeth Robson
Department of Geography, Geology and Environment, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: development; sustainability; global South; sub-Saharan Africa; children and youth; gender studies; ethics
Prof. Dr. Maria Rosa Trovato
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Catania (95125), 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); Datamining; GIS
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Prof. Dr. Cristina Rossi-Lamastra
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale, DIG), Politecnico di Milano, 20124 Milan, Italy
Interests: gender issues in business contexts; users' communities; geography and entrepreneurship; crowdfunding and alternative finance
Dr. Mauro Sarrica

Department of Communication and Social Research Sapienza, University of Rome, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: Social representations; social practices; constructivism; energy citizenship; energy transition; energy communities; mixed methods; discourse; media; participatory approaches
Dr. Federico Savini
Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: institutions; city-regional development; urban politics; urban metabolism; urban commons
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janet Stanley
Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, School of Design, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: sustainability; social policy; social inclusion; transport, urban planning; evaluation; wellbeing; child welfare; wildfire arson; psychology; natural environment; evaluation
Prof. Dr. Frank Trovato
Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2H4
Interests: Population studies and demography; population health; macrosociology; sex differences in cause specific mortality and life expectancy; immigrant health; social demography of indigenous populations; Canadian fertility in historical and contemporary contexts
Dr. Belinda YUEN
Interests: urban and regional planning; ageing urbanism; sustainable development; urban liveability
Dr. Natalia Yakovleva
Newcastle University London, Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, 102 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ, UK
Interests: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and business strategy; sustainable business and innovation for sustainability; sustainability measurement in supply chains; corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting in international business
Dr. Leah Temper
Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Interests: political ecology; environmental justice; ecological economics; extractivism; social movements; agrarian political economy; co-production of knowledge; social transformation
Prof. Dr. Dariusz Wójcik
School of Geography and the Environment, Fellow of St. Peter's College, Oxford University, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
Interests: economic geography; urban studies; finance
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