Advisory Board and Editors Environmental Sciences

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Marc Amyot

Canada Research Chair in Global Change Ecotoxicology, professor of biological sciences, Université de Montréal. Director of NSERC CREATE network Mine of Knowledge.

Nuri Azbar

Professor and Chairman of the Bioengineering Department and the Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences at Ege University (EGE CEVMER).

Research areas include Biofuels (biohydrogen, biomethane, bioethanol), valorization of waste organic material using biorefinery concept (biopolymer production), bioseparation, application of the industrial ecology concept in industry and environmental friendly production.

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.

Richard H Becker

Richard Becker's research interests center around integrating remote sensing techniques with a wide variety of ground based techniques to investigate the interplay between natural and human systems on local and regional scales, both from a water resource and a hazard perspective. He is interested in investigating the nature and origin of water resources, where they are available, how human activities and climate change can affect their sustainable use, and how alterations in surface water systems can affect the surroundings and the environment at large. In addition, he applies this integrated approach to assess hazards generated by human and natural causes. At the environmental remote sensing lab he makes use of and teaches an interdisciplinary approach, which involves integrating remote sensing (from satellite to UAV scale), GIS, hydrologic modeling, geochemistry, geophysics, ecological observations and field techniques to investigate a wide range of geological and environmental problems related to water resources and the impacts of water utilization practices.

Michael Beman

The overarching goal of my research program is to develop a predictive understanding of microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in the ‘Anthropocene’ sea. My research sits at the interface of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change science, and I work worldwide in reefs and estuaries, marine lakes and mountain lakes, and the open ocean. I focus on the responses of microbial communities, and the processes mediated by these communities, to environmental change—including climate change, ocean acidification, and ocean deoxygenation.

I received a B.S. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Stanford in Geological and Environmental Sciences; before joining the UC Merced faculty in 2009, where I was a postdoc in Marine Environmental Biology at USC, a lecturer at UCLA, and an Assistant Researcher at the University of Hawai’i. I am an Associate Professor and member of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and the Environmental Systems and Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate groups.

Alison G Boyer

Research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chief Scientist of the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) since 2016. The ORNL DAAC provides data management, curation, and data disimmenation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Terrestrial Ecology Program.

Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

General research interests: global change ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. Her research uses remote sensing data, machine learning, and other data science tools to understand the past and present interactions between human societies and ecological communities.

Susanne M. Brander

Dr. Susanne Brander studies the responses of aquatic organisms to environmental stressors across biological scales, with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments and field data to population-level responses. Recent work examines the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on gene and protein expression, fecundity, and sex ratio. Current projects include an evaluation of multi-generational responses to toxicants in the context of global climate change and a study on the trophic transfer of microplastics. Brander has recently published in Scientific Reports, Environmental Science & Technology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Mya Breitbart

Professor at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science studying viral and microbial ecology

Mark E Brigham

I received a B.A. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Minnesota. My Master’s thesis research examined historical patterns of mercury deposition using lake sediment cores, and other aspects of aquatic mercury cycling. I joined the U.S. Geological Survey in 1991. At USGS, I have worked on numerous water-quality and contaminant studies. Over half of my career has focused on aspects of the mercury cycle in lakes and rivers; I have also studied numerous organic contaminants in surface waters. Memberships: American Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division; American Geophysical Union; Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

David Butman

I am currently an assistant professor in both the School of Environmental and Forest Science and Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington since the fall of 2014. I was hired as part of the Freshwater Initiative here at UW.

I received my PhD in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University (2011), a masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Connecticut College.

I came to the University of Washington from the U.S. Geological Survey and Yale University where I was a postdoctoral associate involved in a national assessment of carbon sequestration potential within natural ecosystems focusing on aquatic environments.

My focus is on freshwater environments and I study the influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Moisés Canle

Graduated in chemistry at the Univ. of Santiago de Compostela. 1991-1993 researcher in ecology of the marine environment at Spanish Institute of Oceanography. Developed PhD Thesis on chemical processes taking place during water disinfection. Obtained the PhD in Chemistry at the University of A Coruña, 1994.

In 1994 he obtained a position as Assistant Lecturer at UDC amd since enjoyed research stays at different institutions: Dept of Chemistry, University College of Dublin, with Prof. R.A.M. O'Ferrall; Dept of Chemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, with Prof. H. Maskill; Marie-Curie staff researcher, Max-Planck Institut Strahlenchemie, with Prof. S. Steenken; Dept. of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, with Prof. H.D. Burrows; and the Institute for Basic Research in Organic Chemistry of Fukuoka, with Prof. S. Kobayashi.

In 2001, he obtained a position as a tenured Prof of Physical Chemistry at UDC. He has been a visitor and lectured at Newcastle upon Tyne, Coimbra, Padova, Bragança, and Zagreb.

Served as Coordinator of a Master in Environmental & Fundamental Chemistry, and Vice-Dean of Chemistry. Currently Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.

Author of ca. 140 publications.

Main research interests:
- mechanisms of degradation of persistent organic micropollutants
- mechanisms of oxidation reactions involved in inflammation and aging
- developing sustainable technologies for degradation of persistent organic pollutants.
- scientific communication.

Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

Professor of Geography, University of Miami. Director (2001-2003), Vice-President (2003-2010), and Executive Vice-President (2010-2014), Conservation International. Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Graduate Advisor in three Brazilian Universities: Universidade Federal do Pará, Universidade Federal da Paraíba and Universidade Federal do Amapá. Past President, Brazilian Ornithological Society. Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union and the Linnean Society of London.