Advisory Board and Editors Coupled Natural & Human Systems

Simone Cardoso de Oliveira

Currently: Scientific Management & Business Developoment in a MedTech startup.
Past employments: Science Manager & Scientific Consultant. Head of the Coordination Site of a national research network, coordinator of training programs, research group leader, multiple postdocs (Germany and Israel).
Training: MSc, PhD in Biology, specialization in neuroscience, with focus on neurophysiology, motor control, neurotechnology and brain-machine interfaces.
Further expertise: Research funding, career development.
Other interests: Philosophy.

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.

Carl P. Lipo

A Professor of Anthropology at California State University Long Beach and a Research Associate at the Institute for Integrated Research in Materials, Environments and Society (IIRMES).

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.

Herbert D. G. Maschner

Herbert Maschner is Executive Director of Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) at the University of South Florida. He also holds tenured Professorships in the USF Department of Anthropology and the School of Geosciences. He serves as the Academic Editor of PeerJ, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journals Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR); He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves as the Society for American Archaeology representative to the AAAS. 

Research areas include virtualization, visualization, informatics, 3D scanning, and public science; the creation of digital research infrastructures that transcend humanities, physical, natural, and social sciences; digital heritage, digital humanities, museum and research informatics, and digital natural history at regional and global scales. 
Other current specialties in human biocomplexity and the environment, resource and community sustainability, long- term human impacts and interactions with marine ecosystems, fisheries, ocean modeling, and human ecosystem engineering.

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).

Simone Riehl

Lecturer for Environmental Archaeology at the University of Tübingen. Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heisenberg awardee at the University of Freiburg. Member of the Tübingen-Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology. Archaeobotanist in several archaeological excavations in the Near East, including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Iran.

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

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.