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Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty is a marine molecular ecologist at Florida International University. His research focuses on discerning the physiological and adaptive basis of tolerance and resistance to abiotic and biotic stressors of cnidarian organisms, in particular but not restricted to reef-building corals. This also includes the study of the symbiotic interactions between microbial organisms and cnidarian hosts as part of the acclimatization and adaptive responses of the entire symbiotic consortia. Dr. Rodriguez-Lanetty obtained his bachelor degree in the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas, Venezuela) and his PhD in the University of Queensland (Australia).

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.

Harpinder S. Sandhu

Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia; Leading research on ecosystem services in managed landscapes, agro-ecology and natural resource management.

Maria J Santos

Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences, Utrecht University.

My research combines field methods, GIS, remote sensing, statistical modeling, historical archival research, and conservation biology, history, and planning. I focus on four research areas:

* Assessing interaction and feedback mechanisms of social-ecological systems in space and time
* Identifying global change drivers through conservation histories and relate them to changes and fluxes in species and ecosystems, land use policy, and environmental governance
* Investigating how land use and climate changes affect spatial and temporal dynamics of species and habitat at multiple scales
* Use of state of the art remote sensing, GIS and quantitative analysis to answer interdisciplinary research questions

Maria J. Sanz

Professor Sanz is the Scientific Director of the Basque Centre of Climate Change. Her own research agenda focuses on effective land use decisions, the optimal allocation of land resources for sustainable and efficient development.

She was at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as the UNREDD Programme Coordinator (2012-2016), Director of the International Institute for Climate Change (I2C2, 2011-2012) and a Senior Officer at the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) supporting Land Use, land Use Change and Forestry, Agriculture and REDD+ negotiations up to 2007-2011.

Before 2007, she was Director of the Air Pollution Effects and Atmospheric Chemistry Programmes at the Center for Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean, and adviser to the Spanish Minister of Environment. She was a Lead Author of Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, and Lead Author of the IPCC Methodological Guidance documents since 2003.

She holds a PhD in Biology by the University of Valencia, and worked extensively in Air Pollution, Carbon Cycles and Climate Change feed-backs in the Mediterranean Regions after she ended her post-Doctoral studies at the Arizona State University.

Jörn Scharlemann

After completing a PhD on eggshell thickness declines at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK, I worked as a Research Biologist for the RSPB studying the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity. From 2003-2005 I was a post-doc at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford modelling deer, ticks and tick-borne diseases, followed by a year as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. From 2007-2012 I was the Senior Scientist at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK. In 2012 I moved to the University of Sussex as Reader in Ecology & Conservation, and became Professor of Conservation Science in 2017. From 2015-2017 I was the Interim Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.

Our research attempts to quantitatively assess the impacts of environmental changes on biodiversity and ecosytems and identify policy-relevant strategies to reduce the effects of human impacts. Work in our group extends beyond the traditional fields of ecology and conservation, and we attempt to consider social, economic and political factors that drive, and in turn are driven by, changes in the environment.

I am a Web of Science Clarivate Analytics 2017 & 2018 Highly Cited Researcher ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents in Environment/Ecology.

Juliana Schietti

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

Richard Schuster

I am an interdisciplinary conservation biologist and Research Scientist at Carleton University, studying the ecological impacts of human activities and develop novel techniques to prioritize conservation areas and strategies. I have a theoretical and applied background in quantitative ecology and statistics and spatial big data analysis. I develop novel analytical tools for researchers and other practitioners to explore and use in the conservation planning and management.

Farzin Shabani

I am an Associate Investigator in palaeo-ecological vegetation modeling for the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). I am also a Research Fellow in environmental modeling and climate change in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

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Herman HenryH Shugart

W.W. Corcoran Professor of Natural History in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Biology, University of Virginia. Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.