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Yann Clough

Yann Clough is Professor for Environmental Science at the Centre for Environmental and Climate research (CEC), Lund University. His research addresses the drivers of biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes, and the impact of biodiversity on ecosystem services. His approach combines landscape-scale empirical studies of biodiversity and functions of arthropods and birds in crops, statistical and mechanistic, spatially-explicit modelling of arthropod-based ecosystem services, and interdisciplinary approaches to link policy, land-use change and environmental effects.

Claudia Colesie

I obtained my Diploma in 2009 in the group of Prof. Burkhard Büdel, at the University of Kaiserslautern. For my doctoral work, I joined an international collaboration within a New Zealand research project under the leadership of Prof. T.G. Allan Green and Prof. Craig Cary; NZTabs; both at University of Waikato. After finishing my PhD thesis I continued working in the group of Burkhard Büdel as a lecturer with the opportunity to additionally join a trans-European BioDiversa project.

As a direct consequence from these experiences I learned that tundra ecosystems, where low temperatures and short growing seasons limit tree growth but water availability is high, are highly productive soil crusts habitats. I, therefore, collaborated in the POLARCRUST project that focused on biological soil crusts from the Antarctic Peninsula and Arctic Svalbard coordinated by Ulf Karsten, University of Rostock, Germany. In addition, I started my project as an Alexander-von Humboldt research fellow within the group of Prof. Vaughan Hurry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. Additionally, I am currently involved in a research Project (CRYPTOCOVER), with Prof. Leopoldo Sancho (Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain.I will start working as a lecturer for plant physiological ecology at the University of Edinburgh with the School of Geosciences in the Climate change Institute from January 2019.

Ben Colman

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology at the University of Montana.

I am broadly interested in how nutrients and energy are cycled in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. I combine elements of ecosystem ecology, microbial ecology, and biogeochemistry in my research.

Erik E Cordes

Dr. Erik Cordes is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Biology at Temple University. He has worked on the ecology of deep-sea corals and hydrocarbon seeps for over 20 years. He studies these ecosystems at all levels of organization, from energy flow in ecosystems and patterns of community assembly, down to gene expression and microbial processes. Dr. Cordes worked on deep-sea corals for his Master’s thesis at Moss Landing Marine Labs, worked on cold-seep ecology for his Ph.D. at Penn State University, and studied the microbial communities within hydrothermal vent chimneys during his NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard. At Temple, his lab has continued to explore the deep Gulf of Mexico while working on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep-sea coral communities and the effects of ocean acidification on the reef-forming deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa. Ongoing investigations in the Cordes lab include the seeps and corals off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the deep-sea corals of the Phoenix Islands, and the various deepwater habitats of the Atlantic coast of the US.

Robert Costanza

Professor and Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Editor in Chief, Solutions ( Senior Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden; Senior Fellow, National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC; Affiliate Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont; deTao Master of Ecological Economics, deTao Masters Academy, Shanghai China

Joseph M Craine

Craine received his BS from The Ohio State University and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a book with Princeton University Press, The Resource Strategies of Wild Plants. He has worked on a variety of topics from plant traits to soil organic matter dynamics to bison performance to nutrient limitation of plant growth. Since 2014 he has helped lead a private company Jonah Ventures.

G Matt Davies

I am Assistant Professor of Soil and Plant Community Restoration in OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. My research focuses on developing methods for the restoration and management of ecosystem properties and functions including vegetation community composition, habitat structure, fire regimes and carbon and nutrient cycling. Current research sites include temperate, semi-arid and tropical ecosystems.

Kenneth De Baets

I am a paleobiologist. My main research focuses on reproductive strategies and macroevolution, particularly on the relative contributions of biotic interactions (e.g., parasitism) and abiotic factors (e.g., climate) in driving these large-scale patterns. Other interests are quantitative methods to study biostratigraphy, intraspecific variability and paleobiology in general. My main tools for these purposes are invertebrates, mainly ammonoids (extinct cephalopods) and parasitic flatworms.

Natasha de Vere

Head of Conservation and Research at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University.

Nicolas Desneux

Research Director at INRA, France. Main expertise is in the fields of Ecology, Community ecology, ecotoxicology and IPM

Jocelyne DiRuggiero

Associate professor of Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences; member of the Center for Astrophysical Sciences; co-founder and director of the Institute for Planets and Life. We use extremophiles to address fundamental questions in biology, in particular mechanisms underlying the diversity of microbial communities, their functioning, and their responses to environmental perturbations. At the molecular level, we use archaeal model systems to investigate adaptive mechanisms to environmental stresses.

Alf Ekblad

I have a PhD in plant physiology at Umeå University, Sweden, a docent in soil ecology at SLU and I am currently a professor in biology for ecosystem ecology at Örebro University Sweden.