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Linda W Kelly

I received my doctorate in 2013 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. I joined the Dept of Biology at San Diego State University as an Adjunct Research Professor in 2014. My research focuses on understanding changes in coastal marine microbial communities in response to environmental perturbations. Most of my research thus far has focused on coral associated microbes. Specifically, I use metagenomics to identify the taxonomic distribution and functional capacity of microbial communities in marine ecosystems that are subjected to varying nutrient availability, anthropogenic stressors, and comprising different benthic compositions.

Amanullah Khan

Dr. Amanullah is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Agronomy (2004) & and Post Doctorate from Dryland Agriculture Institute, Texas (2010). He has published/edited more than 20 books and more than 100 research papers in the impact factor journals. He is also the author of more than 20 chapters.

He is the co-author of many recent books published by FAO (1): Soil and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life (2016) (2): Unlocking the Potential of Soil Organic Carbon (2017), (3): Soil Pollution: a hidden reality (2018), (4) Measuring and modelling soil carbon stocks and stock changes in livestock production systems (2019), and Water use of livestock production systems and supply chains (2019), etc. He had edited many books with Intech-UK, e.g. (1) Rice - Technology and Production (2017), (2) Nitrogen in Agriculture-Updates (2018), (3) Corn: Production and Human Health in Changing Climate (2018), and (4) Agronomy - Climate Change & Food Security, etc.

Dr. Amanullah has been awarded with three Research Productivity Awards by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Islamabad in 2012, 2013, and 2016. Dr. Amanullah represented Pakistan in the FAO Intergovernmental technical panel on soil of Global Soil Partnership (2015-2018).

Gary M King

Professor of microbial biology with extensive experience in numerous aspects of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and ecophysiology. Elected fellow American Academy of Microbiology

Research interests include:

*Benthic marine biogeochemistry and animal-microbe interactions
* Biology, phylogeny and ecology of marine acorn worms (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta)
* Role of microorganisms in the dynamics of atmospheric trace gases (methane, carbon monoxide)
* Plant-microbe interactions, carbon cycling, trace gases in marine & freshwater ecosystems
* Microbial ecology of soils and community dynamics in volcanic soils
* Structure and function of lithotrophic bacterial communities
* Microbiology, physiology and ecology of aerobic CO-oxidizing bacteria

Lian Pin Koh

Lian Pin is Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is a tropical ecologist by training. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (2008), where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in Southeast Asia. Since then, his research has focused on key scientific and policy issues concerning tropical deforestation and its impacts on carbon emissions, biodiversity and people.

Tineke Kraaij

I lecture vegetation ecology at Nelson Mandela University and undertake research that has applied value for biodiversity conservation in a variety of ecosystems (including Karoo, Desert, Savanna, Fynbos, Forest, Thicket, and Aquatic systems), often focused in protected areas. Fields of interest include fire ecology and management, vegetation ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, ecological effects of climate anomalies, invasive plant biology, plant trait-functional responses, conservation management.

Ida Kubiszewski

Dr. Ida Kubiszewski is an Associate Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Research Professor and Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, at Portland State University.

Dr. Kubiszewski was a climate change negotiator for the country of the Dominican Republic, following adaptation and loss & damage. She was a delegate at the 19th through 21st Conference of Parties.

She is the founding managing editor and current co-editor-in-chief of magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions and a co-founder and former-managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Dr. Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over a dozen scientific papers and five books. She is a Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment and Associate Research Fellow at the Institut Veblen pour les réformes économiques (Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms) in Paris, France. She sits on the steering committees, editorial boards, or advisory boards of various organisations including the Ecosystem Service Partnership, the journal Ecosystem Services, and the Environmental Information Coalition. Dr. Kubiszewski is also a member of the Club of Rome.

Max R Lambert

I study how organisms interact with and are impacted by novel environments and global change. In particular I focus on urban and suburban environments as well as the urban-wildlife interface. My research also occasionally centers in agricultural and forestry contexts. As a herpetologist, I tend to study turtles, frogs, salamanders, and lizards and have a strong applied, conservation theme to the work I do. Because many of my study species are aquatic, an important aspect of my work is ecotoxicology and understanding which contaminants impact sexual development and function and whether populations of wild amphibians can rapidly evolve to live in urban environments. As part of this line of work, I have helped establish the emerging field of urban evolutionary biology.

Chris P.S. Larsen

My research is at the intersection of climate change, landscape ecology and ecological dynamics. I employ historical ecological and paleoclimatic data to assess ecosystem dynamics and to provide context for ecological restoration. Past research focussed on the use of tree-rings, and fossil pollen and charcoal, to reconstruct the impacts of climate change on fire frequency and forest composition. My current research tests climatic, Colonial, and Indigenous factors as the cause of decreased white oak across the eastern US and the increase in mesophytic species. Additional research with graduate students has explored carbon sequestration by vegetation at the local scale of brownfields in Buffalo, to the regional scale of the forests of the eastern USA, and landscape-scale conservation and restoration of amphibians including the eastern hellbender.

James S Latimer

Dr. Latimer has had extensive experience in the field of marine biogeochemistry, ecology, and management: the study of the sources, transport, fate, and effects of environmental contaminants in marine systems with application to ecosystem management. He has planned and executed major interdisciplinary studies involving the quantification of atmospheric inputs, freshwater sources, spatial and temporal distributions and ecological effects of nutrients, toxic organics, and metals in the coastal marine environment. He and his colleagues' work was one of the first to show nonpoint sources of pollution as significant to the coastal marine environment. In addition, his experience in multiple aspects of the nature of marine environmental pollution has allowed him to contribute to many EPA and other governmental panels for the formulation of regulatory frameworks useful to the states/tribes and regional offices. Recently he led a team of scientists and managers in the development of the Long Island Sound Study’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan and was also the senior editor on a scientific synthesis book on Long Island Sound. Currently, besides his scientific work on watershed-estuary interactions, he has been active in the Gulf of Maine Council’s EcoSystem Indicator Partnership as the US Chair, leading the group in the development of environmental and ecosystem services indicators, as well as digital tools for use by citizen scientists.

Xavier Le Roux

Senior scientist (DR1) INRAE ; Microbial and ecosystem ecologist . Research team Leader at the Microbial ecology centre of Lyon-Villeurbanne (France)

Research topics include : response of microbial communities involved in N dynamics (nitrification, denitrification...) to global change factors and disturbances ; and bacterial biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships.

* over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals; h=49 (WoS) or 59 (GoogleScholar)
* Member of the Academy of Europe
* See my profile:
* Chair & Coordinator of the European network BiodivERsA

Simon A. Levin

George M. Moffett Prof. of Biology at Princeton & the Director of the Center for BioComplexity. Past Chair of the Board of the Beijer Inst. of Ecological Economics, past President of the Ecological Society of America, past President of the Society for Mathematical Biology, past Chair of the Council of IIASA, and past Co-Chair of the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute. Awards include the A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, and the Margalef Prize

Jay F Levine

Dr. Levine, Professor and interim department head in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, North Carolina State University.

His research work, initially focused on arthropod-borne diseases and in particular Lyme disease. Dr. Levine has also coordinated studies focused on shellfish safety, marine finfish, numerous veterinary health problems in companion animals, and ecosystem health. The work of this laboratory, the Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory (AECL) focuses on some of the most imperiled animals on the planet, freshwater mussels and snails. Dr. Levine, his staff and students have been working to further our understanding of these freshwater invertebrates, develop new diagnostic techniques for studying their health and refining techniques that support their conservation and their captive propagation for the augmentation of remaining populations.