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Anja Linstädter

Anja Linstädter is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cologne and head of the Range Ecology and Management Group. Her research focuses on global change impacts on managed terrestrial ecosystems. She is particularly interested in the interactive effects of global change agents - such as grazing and drought - on the functioning of African drylands, and in consequences for ecosystem service delivery. Ultimately, her research aims at designing ecosystem-based management strategies.

Maurizio Mencuccini

The ICREA Research Professor of Plant and Ecosystem Ecology at CREAF (Research Centre for Ecology and Forestry Applications, Barcelona, Spain). He was Professor of Forest Science at the University of Edinburgh (UK) until 2017. He was a visiting fellow at Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, USA (1999) visiting Scientist at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2009) and at CSIRO (Tasmania, Australia; 2010) and Eminent Scholar at University of Western Sydney (Australia, 2012-2016).

Maurizio Mencuccini’s research interests encompass scales from cells to ecosystems, with a main focus on the long-distance transport of water and carbon via the xylem and phloem in plants and use of stable isotopes in ecology. His recent focus has been on improving our understanding of the water relations of trees and the impacts of drought frequency and intensity on the physiology of trees and forests.

Kevin Mueller

I'm an assistant professor at Cleveland State University. My primary area of research is the ecology and biogeochemistry of temperate forests and grasslands, with an emphasis on plant-environment interactions. For example, I've studied the impacts of climate change, land management, and diversity loss on ecosystem functions of North American grasslands. I frequently use measures of plant functional traits or stable isotope ratios to better understand a variety of ecological concepts and biogeochemical processes, including how plants respond to the environment and interact with cycles of water, nutrients, and carbon.

Graciela B Raga

Undergraduate degree in Meteorology from University of Buenos Aires in 1983 and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Canada and UK, joined UNAM in 1995. Her initial research interests in cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions shifted to urban air quality after moving to Mexico City, organizing a first field campaign in 1997 focused on particle composition including black carbon, potentially affecting regional climate and cloud droplet activation and precipitation development. She is author of 85 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 5 PhD, 10 Masters and 2 undergraduate students, and 9 postdoctoral associates.

Member of scientific advisory panels of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme, World Climate Research Programme, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Member of the Editorial Board of Atmosfera since 2008, serving as Editor in Chief from 2010 to 2012.

Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to Chapter 2, Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. Co-chair of the Regional Assessment of Short Lived Climate Pollutants for Latin America and Caribbean.

Helen M Roe

Dr Helen Roe is a Reader in Physical Geography in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University Belfast. She received her PhD (Quaternary palaeoecology) from the University of Cambridge.

Her research interests centre around the reconstruction of late Quaternary environmental change in wetlands and coastal environments.   Major research foci include (i) applications of benthic protozoans (e.g. testate amoebae and foraminifera) and diatoms in biomonitoring and restoration; (ii) the use of palaeoecological, palaeolimnological and geochemical approaches for understanding long-term climate and sea-level change; iii) use of quantitative, multi-proxy techniques to aid palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.  

She is an Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a Co-Director of the Queen's University Centre of Canadian Studies.

Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo

Senior Researcher at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) from 2010. His research interest is on aquatic biogeochemistry, focusing on studying how global change alters ecosystems functioning at different scales. Particularly he is interested on quantifying biogeochemical processes that transform C, N and P, mainly on aquatic ecosystems subject to severe environmental stress. He previously was Researcher at the Insitute of Natural Resources (CSIC) from 2007 to 2010 and Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (Mexico) from 2001 to 2007. He was a fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Education Department of Madrid Region. He obtained his in Geosciencies at the Authonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 2000.

Timothy D Scheibe

Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Lead Scientist at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a scientific user facility located at PNNL. Research interests emphasize coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical processes as they control water quality, ecosystem health, and contaminant transport and fate. Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to perform integrated computational and experimental research across a wide range of physical scales from molecules and cells to aquifers and watersheds. Was selected by the National Ground Water Association to serve as the 2010 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, in which role he presented 65 invited lectures across North America and Europe.

Juliana Schietti

I am a plant ecologist and my interests include the relationships of forest structure and dynamics, species diversity and traits with environmental gradients. I am currently an associate researcher at the National Institute for Amazonia Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil, where I teach Forestry Ecology.

Jonathan (Josh) O Sharp

Jonathan (Josh) Sharp is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Sharp’s research focuses on the ramifications of biological processes as they relate to water quality with an approach that integrates facets of microbiology, engineering, biogeochemistry and hydrology to enhance our understanding of the natural and built environment. Professor Sharp obtained his PhD from UC Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering and conducted postdoctoral studies at EPFL, Switzerland before joining Mines.

Cindy J Smith

Senior Lecturer, Infrastructure and Environment, University of Glasgow since 2016. 2012-2017 Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator and Lecturer National University of Ireland, Galway. 2010-2011 University Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway. 2003-2010 postdoctoral researcher and research co-investigator at the University of Essex and then the University of Sheffield (Molecular ecology of the nitrogen cycle in temperate and tropical estuaries). PhD in Environmental Microbiology and a BSc Environmental Biology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Heidi Steltzer

Environmental scientist, explorer and science storyteller. She researchers how environmental changes affect mountain watersheds and the Arctic system, and their links to human well-being. She is an Associate Professor of Biology, Fort Lewis College. She is on the leadership team for Homeward Bound, an organization developing leadership for women in STEM. Founder of the Colorado Mountain Center. member American Geophysical Union.

Tal Svoray

My contribution to the field of Ecology as a geographer includes the development of a new spatially and temporally explicit modeling approach. This approach allows to better understand the impact of the hydrological cycle on ecosystem productivity and soil erosion. The novelty in this approach lies in the ability to simulate field (rather than synthetic) conditions of spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics using GIS. This allows confronting advanced mathematical models with ecosystem complexity by using experiments, observations and measurements. The research group I established introduced the concept of coupling numeric simulation using Richard's equations with real conditions of semiarid hillslopes using spatial databases. This way we were able to compute water budgets in the heterogeneous stony soils of dry environments. This modelling approach was also used to tackle current practical questions such as the effect of climate change on ecosystem productivity.

The broad view on ecohydrological processes helped me to get invited as Guest Editor to edit two special issues in two leading journals: Water Resources Research (WRR) and Geomorphology, and to author two review papers (published in Int. J. of Remote Sensing and in Movement Ecology). My experience allowed me also to initiate and lead an international workshop on Confronting Mathematical Models with Ecosystem Complexity, hosting distinguished scientists from all over the world.