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Antonio M Baptista

Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health & Science University.

Research interests are in understanding how coastal margins function under the complex influence of rivers, ocean, climate and humans – and how to integrate such understanding in broad-range societal decisions on sustainable development.

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.

Jason K Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

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.

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

Rex Victor Cruz

Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD is a full professor and UP Scientist III at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He obtained his bachelor and masteral degrees in forestry at UPLB and his doctoral degree at the University of Arizona.

His specialization include forestry, watershed management, environmental management, ecosystem and landscape management, upland development and climate change.

He is a former dean of the CFNR (2007-2011) and Chancellor of UPLB (2011-2014). He was also a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1992-1995; 1997-2000; and 2004-2007. Currently he is a member of the Asia Pacific Forestry Network Board of Directors and on the Editorial Board of several journals. He is also the Program and Project Leader of MODECERA (Monitoring and Detection of Ecosystem Changes for Resiliency and Adaptation), INWARD (Integrated Watershed Research and Development Project), and National Conservation Farming Village (CFV) Program.

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.

David De Roure

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre. He is a Strategic Advisor to the Economic and Social Research Council in the area of Social Media Data. Working on the intersection of humanities, social science, and computer science, David conducts research on social machines, computational musicology, large scale sociotechnical systems, cyber security and social computing.

Andrea Ghermandi

Dr. Andrea Ghermandi is an Associate Professor and Head at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, and the director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is an alumnus of the Global Young Academy. He received a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the University of Venice (Italy) in 2008. An environmental engineer by training, his research spans over a range of fields including the technical and economic analysis of ecological engineering and renewable energy desalination technologies, the valuation and mapping of freshwater and marine ecosystem services, the use of research synthesis techniques and crowdsourced digital data in environmental studies. He has published in leading environmental science and environmental economics journals and contributed to high-profile international initiatives such as TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, the UNEP/GEF Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ), the Ocean Health Index, and the Ecosystem Service Partnership.

Miquel A Gonzalez-Meler

Professor and director of undergraduate studies at the department of Biology at the university of Illinois at Chicago. Studies the interactions between ecosystems and environmental factors in a changing climate. Major tools are ecosystem manipulations (changes in temperature, precipitation, CO2) and isotopes to understand the effects and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and climate and how those affect humans.

Andrew P Grieshop

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University.

Research interests include the sources and evolution of atmospheric aerosols, characterization of in-use emissions from mobile and stationary combustion sources, linkages between air pollution emissions and climate change, air pollution exposure assessment, technical policy analysis of the environmental impacts of energy systems, and energy and environment in developing countries.

Hugo Hidalgo

Professor and researcher in surface water hydrology, with a special interest in hydroclimatology. Dr. Hidalgo obtained a BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Costa Rica (1992) and an MS (1998) and a PhD (2001) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hidalgo is currently a professor of the School of Physics at the University of Costa Rica. He is the coordinator of the Master’s Degree Program in Hydrology, the Focal Point for the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences Water Program and Director of the Geophysical Research Center at the University of Costa Rica. He has authored over 30 publications and participated in more than 100 conferences, seminars and workshops.