Advisory Board and Editors Coupled Natural & Human Systems

Robert Costanza

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

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.

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.

Radu Marculescu

Radu Marculescu is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998.

Radu's current research focuses on developing methods and tools for modeling and optimization of embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, social networks, and biological systems. Radu Marculescu is a Fellow of IEEE cited for his contributions to the design and optimization of on-chip communication for embedded multicore systems.

Shrikanth Narayanan

Shri Narayanan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology at USC where he is founding director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL). He was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research from 1995-2000. His research focuses on human-centered signal and information processing and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on applications with direct societal relevance. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS and ASA.

Lael Parrott

Dr. Lael Parrott is Associate Professor in Earth & Environmental Sciences, Geography, and Biology, Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES), and Leader of the Complex Environmental Systems Lab, at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. Prior to joining UBC, she was an Associate Professor in Environmental Geography and Director of the Complex Systems Laboratory at Université de Montréal (2001-2012).

Victoria Sanz-Moreno

Victoria Sanz Moreno is a group leader at Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophyics, King's College London. She holds a Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowship. She received The Royal Society University Research Fellowship (declined to accept CR-UK). She received Applied Biosystems-EACR 40th Anniversary Research Award, Marie Curie Intra-European Post-doctoral Fellowship, Lady Tata Memorial Trust Post-doctoral Fellowship and the University of Cantabria Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
She has been awarded the 2017 BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal. Her group is interested in the actomyosin cytoskeleton and in transcription factors, and how the crosstalk between the two influences invasive and metastatic behaviour in cancer cells.

Sara Varela

I am working on Pleistocene mammal extinctions. Co-developer of R packages to download data from open access databases (rAvis and paleobioDB), and team member of, an open access repository to access climatic data for the past, present and future.

Scott Veirs

Oceanographer and bioacoustician facilitating the recovery of endangered regional icons of the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), particularly southern resident killer whales and Pacific salmon. I helped design and was the first major in the Earth Systems program at Stanford University, then received a M.S. and PhD in Oceanography at the University of Washington. In 2003 I founded Beam Reach and taught ~50 undergraduates and recent graduates to ask and answer their own marine field science questions from 2005-2012. During the same period I helped create the Salish Sea Hydrophone Network -- -- which I continue to administer.

Jianguo Wu

Dean's Distinguished Professor of landscape ecology and sustainability science. Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Founding Director of the Sino-US Center of Conservation, Energy and Sustainability Science (SUCCESS) and Founding Director of BNU Center for Human-Environmental System Sustainability (CHESS). Editor-in-Chief of Landscape Ecology.

Jianhua Xu

Jianhua Xu is Professor of Geography and Director of The Research Centre for East-West Cooperation in China. He has published 14 books and more than 200 papers. He is on the editorial board of numerous academic journals‚ such as Journal of Desert Research‚ Areal Research and Development‚ Human Geography‚ Ecologic Science‚ Arid Land Geography‚ Chinese Geographical Science‚ Journal of Geographic Information System‚ Journal of Signal and Information Processing, PeerJ.