Advisory Board and Editors Environmental Sciences

Pankaj K Arora

Assistant Professor (International Research Professor) of Biotechnology at Yeungnam University, South Korea; the recipient of the Young Botanist Award (2012) of the Indian Botanical Society; an Editorial board member for Scientific Reports; an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Microbiology, Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and PeerJ.
My research is focused on biodegradation and bioremediation of various xenobiotic compounds, including chlorinated nitroaromatic compounds, nitrophenols, indole, nitrobenzoates.

Thomas Backhaus

Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.

Emily S. Bernhardt

Emily Bernhardt is a biogeochemist who is broadly interested in the capacity of ecosystems to retain nutrients and energy in the face of human accelerated environmental change. The bulk of her research examines the effects of land use change and chemical pollution on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems and the potential for restoration and mitigation approaches to reverse ecosystem degradation.

Stuart E. Bunn

Professor Bunn is the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane. His major research interests are in the ecology of river and wetland systems with a particular focus on the science to underpin river management, and he has published widely on this topic.

Brian Child

University of Florida

Work on private and community conservation in Africa, with specialisation in governance and economics. As a scholar practitioner and Associate Professor at University of a Florida my goal is to bridge science, practice and policy, including in training. I combine teaching/research with working in field conservation with TNC and on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of GEF

Wei-Chun Chin

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Merced.

Ludmila Chistoserdova

Senior Scientist at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Member of editorial boards of a number of journals publishing research in microbial physiology and microbial ecology.

Paul Christakopoulos

Chaired Professor in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Associate Editor of World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Awarded an EU Marie Curie fellowship.

Robert Costanza

Professor and Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Editor in Chief, Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org). 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

Kevin M. Crofton

Research Toxicologist and Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Toxicology at North Carolina State University and the Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gwilym M 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.

Karen J Esler

Full Professor in Conservation Ecology, Stellenbosch University. Core team member of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Invasion Biology. Chair of HERS-SA board. South African representative of ISOMED and founding member of the IUCN Mediterranean-Type Ecosystem Thematic Group (MTEG). Past President, South African Association of Botany. Core research foci: ecological restoration, biological invasion, general ecology.