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Editorial Board

Hari K Pant

Editor-in-Chief
Hari K. Pant
Chair
Dept. of Earth, Environmental & Geospatial Sciences
Director of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program
Lehman College
University of New York
, USA
Tel. 718-960-5859

Biography :

Dr. Pant is a Chair for the Department of Environmental, Geographic and Geological Sciences, Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY). He received Ph.D.in  Environmental Biology Dalhousie University Halifax Canada in 1998. He is also acting as Director of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Pant s research interests includes biogeochemical cycles, sediment/water quality, ecological indicators, global change.

 

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FATIH EVRENDILEK

Editor-in-Chief
Fatih Evrendilek

Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Turkey

Biography :

Dr. Evrendilek received his MA in Energy& Environmental Policy from University of Delaware and PhD in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University and currently working as a Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering of Abant Izzet Baysal University (Turkey). He is co-author of over 80 SCI-E articles and co-author of a university textbook of environmental science entitled “The Environment: Science, Issues, and Solutions”.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Global Climate Change; Simulation of Biogeochemical Cycles;  Remote Sensing & Process-Based Modeling of Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics;  Carbon & Nitrogen Budgets/Cycles; Sustainable Ecosystem Management; Environmental & Energy Policies; Ecosystem Rehabilitation/Restoration; (Geo)Statistical Modeling; Wavelet Denoising; Artificial Neural Networks; Eddy Covariance; Geographical Information Systems.

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Timothy Randhir

Editor-in-Chief
Timothy Randhir
Professor
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts, USA
Tel.  413-545-3969
Fax  413-545-4358

Biography :

Dr.Timothy Randhir is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He pursued his PhD in 1995 from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and was awarded Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis by department of agricultural economics. He did M.S Agricultural Economics in 1988 in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India and completed his B.S agricultural Sciences in 1982 in Annamalai University, India.

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Dr. Randhir primary interests include: watershed management, water quality, ecological economics, dynamic modeling and optimization, spatial analysis and simulation, complex systems, Institutional economics, GIS-Internet-Simulation interfacing, systems modeling, climate change, land use policy, international trade and development, common pool resource management, nonpoint source pollution, and natural resources policy and management.

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Gulnihal Ozbay

Executive Editor
Gulnihal Ozbay
Professor
Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Delaware State University, USA
Tel. 302-857 6476
Fax 302-857 6402

Biography :

Dr. Ozbay is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Delaware State University. Her research interests are in the area of habitat restoration and water quality issues, specifically research associated between water quality driven toxicity in harmful algae, shellfish-algae dynamics, nutrient and water quality management, aquatic ecology and bacterial monitoring. Dr. Ozbay established research facilities with the competitive grants money included are Marine Aquaculture, Shellfish Recirculating Holding System, Algal Culture and Flow Cytometry and Water Quality Laboratories and Seafood Safety Laboratory. She has also been actively involved in the promotion of international efforts to address water quality, aquaculture, and environmental issues through the Global Seminar and student and faculty exchange programs with Turkey, Puerto Rico, Belize, Saudi Arabia and Kenya and as an Embassy fellow in Marshall Islands in shellfish aquaculture and drinking water quality. She has received several awards as the “Modern Day Technology Leader Award”, “2009-2010 Women in Color All Star Technology Award”, “2008 Government Award” and “The Prestigious Coastal America Partnership Award for 2009” for Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Project Team Effort. She received three awards as a “2009 Distinguished Scientist Award”, “2009 Faculty Excellence Award in Research & Creative Activity” and “2010 Faculty Excellence Award in Student Advising”. Dr. Ozbay has advised over 13 graduate and 40 undergraduate students and has served other 13 graduate students’ committees. She published over 40 articles in peer review journals and scientific magazines.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Associations between algae, shellfish, and water quality Water quality driven toxicity in harmful algae blooms, and nutrient management Aquaculture relating to water quality management and aquatic ecology Effects of wildlife and existing aquatic organisms on water quality, algal dynamics, trophic interactions Increasing student involvement in aquaculture research areas Developing student laboratory techniques and equipment

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Simon Benger

Executive Editor
Simon Benger

Senior Lecturer in Spatial Information Systems
School of the Environment
Flinders University, Australia
Tel. +61 8 82015994
Fax +61 8 82013521

Biography :

Dr Simon Benger is a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Information Systems in the School of the Environment, at Flinders University Adelaide. His research interests include applications of GIS and remote sensing in water resources management, climate change and geohealth. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University, following his MSc at the University of Toronto. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Water quality and availability has significant effects on the ecological functioning of our rivers, lakes, wetlands and near-coastal systems. GIS and remote sensing play important roles in characterising change in systems over time and determining spatial distributions at a range of scales. My research focuses on a range of water-related issues and better understanding how climate-mediated conditions and water management practices impact habitats and ecological communities.

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John M Shafer

John M. Shafer
Director
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute
University of South Carolina, USA
Tel. 803-978-7525

Biography :

John M Shafer is Research Professor and Director of the Earth Sciences and Resources Institute in the School of Earth Oceans and Environment at the University of South Carolina Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University Fort Collins CO in 1979. He received his MS in resource development from Michigan State University East Lansing MI in 1975 and B.S in earth science from Penn State University University Park PA in 1973 Prior to the University of South Carolina employment. He was Head of the Hydrology Division of the Illinois State Water Survey Champaign IL and Senior Research Engineer at Battelleae\\s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is the recipient of several awards for his research including the 1991 John C Frye Memorial Award in Environmental Geology. He has developed copyrighted software for groundwater modeling and solid earth modeling applications and has published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

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John M Shafer research Interests include Geologic sequestration of CO2, Groundwater flow and transport modelling, Solid earth modeling and visualization, Software development, Geostatistics.

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Peter C Bosselmann

Peter C. Bosselmann
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
USA

Biography :

Peter Bosselmann works nationally and internationally on urban design and planning projects. He established urban simulation laboratories in Milan New York City and in Tokyo modeled after the Berkeley laboratory that has been under his direction since 1983. His publications appeared in a wide range of academic and professional journals. His new book Urban Transformation Understanding City Design and Form by Island Press came out in November of 2008. His former book Representation of Places: Reality and Realism in City Design UC Press found much acclaim among scholars in fields as diverse as history psychology journalism geography film architecture and planning Bosselmann has produced numerous educational films about urban design issues in San Francisco and New York City memorable ones include Times Square narrated by Jason Robards and New Yorks Upper East Side narrated by Paul Newman.

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Peter research interests include history, psychology, journalism, geography, film, architecture and planning.

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Steve H Hanke

Steve H. Hanke
Professor
Department of Applied Economics
The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Tel. 410-516-7183
Fax 410-516-8996
 

Biography :

Steve H. Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington,a Distinguished Professor at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia; a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing; a Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability in New York; a member of the National Bank of Kuwait’s International Advisory Board (chaired by Sir John Major); a member of the Financial Advisory Council of the United Arab Emirates; and a contributing editor at Globe Asia magazine. Hanke taught economics at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a Senior Economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-82; as a Senior Advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress in 1984-86; as a State Counselor to the Republic of Lithuania in 1994-1996 and to the Republic of Montenegro in 1999-2003; and as an Advisor to the Presidents of Bulgaria in 1997-2002, Venezuela in 1995-96 and Indonesia in 1998. He played an important role in establishing new currency regimes in Argentina, Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Lithuania and Montenegro. He has also advised the governments of many other countries, including Albania, Kazakhstan and Yugoslavia. In 1998, he was named one of the twenty-five most
influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine. Hanke is a well-known currency and commodity trader. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Richmond Group Fund Co., Ltd., a global macro hedge fund located in Richmond, Virginia. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto. During the 1990s, he served as President of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires, the world’s best-performing emerging market mutual fund in 1995.
 

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Steve H. Hanke’s Research Interest include study of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

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David Coley

David Coley
Professor
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Bath, UK

Biography :

David works for the Centres funding authorities and outside companies on projects related to the physical environment. These include sustainable building design (­with a special emphasis on school design), embodied energy, global climate change, renewable energy technologies, and energy in the National Curriculum. In tandem with this, developing advanced optimisation methods based on evolutionary principles. Coley holds various positions on a number of regional, national and international committees and bodies. These cover interests in building design, the global environment, acoustics and evolutionary computation.

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Coley’s Research Interest Focuses on the adaption of buildings to a future climate and the creation of a time series of example weather (on an hourly time step between now and 2080). Other research interests include Passivhaus design, post occupancy evaluation, the indoor environment, carbon accounting, and the design of buildings for future climates.

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Tek Maraseni

Tek Maraseni
Deputy Director (Operations)
Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments, USQ
Australia
Tel. 07-46312995

Biography :

I completed a double BSc (Science and Forestry) in Nepal, an MSc (Natural Resources Management) in Thailand, where I was awarded a gold medal (GPA 4/4) for my MSc, and a PhD in Australia. In BSc Forestry, Resources Economics, Statistics, Forest Management, Biodiversity Conservation, and Human Resource Management were my major subjects. After completing BSc Forestry with distinction in 1991, I worked for the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation in Nepal for 10 years. During this time, I introduced an innovative concept to boost plantations among rural and urban areas known as “Memorial Forest Plantations”. The Gitthepani Community Forest User Group (CFUGs) implemented this concept for the first time in 1999 and received the Best Community Forests Award from among the 13,000 CFUGs in Nepal. This concept has been replicated in many districts of Nepal. I also developed numerous training courses on forest inventory, biodiversity assessment, natural resources management and climate change and delivered them to forest rangers, forest guards and community leaders in Nepal. I always received the highest ratings in their evaluations. My effective and innovative managerial, research and training capabilities were rewarded with the title of “Best Officer” in Bajhang, Nepal, for two consecutive years (1998 and 1999).
As a result of my strong professional and educational background, the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO, Japan) and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand jointly awarded me a scholarship for my Masters Degree in Natural Resources Management. The main subjects in my Masters Degree included Resources Economics, Environmental Economics, Statistics, Research Design and Methods, Agroforestry, Project Management and Integrated Natural Resources Planning. I achieved exceptional results in all courses (GPA 4 out of 4), culminating in recipient of both the Tim Kendall Memorial Prize from AIT and the Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan Kha medal from the King of Nepal. My Master’s thesis was about the economic aspects of non-timber forests products in Nepal, which received widespread recognition in the development of Nepalese forest policy. I also received a range of research grants from the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), Natural Resources Management Sector Program (NARMSAP, a Danish Project), IUCN, WWF, and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) projects to support my research work.
After completing my Masters degree, I worked as a Research Associate at AIT on a “Capacity Development for Clean Development Mechanism (CD4CDM)” project funded by UNEP. As a Research Associate, I initiated and prepared capacity development guidelines and an implementation plan for Vietnam, Cambodia and Philippines. I also organized a regional CDM workshop for Cambodian, Vietnamese and the Philippine government officials.
I received four PhD scholarship offers, before finally choosing University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. My PhD project focussed on the dynamism of reforestation activities in the face of carbon trading. In my PhD, I undertook modelling for optimal spacing level (density) for spotted gum plantations; estimated the optimal rotation age of plantation incorporating the three dominant greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) and tangible benefits; and compared the net present values of three highly competitive land use systems (peanut-maize cropping, pasture and plantation) including these three GHGs and tangible benefits. I used RothC, CAMFor, Excel, SPSS, STATISTICA and ForecastXTM software for my PhD. I have published one book, 7 international journal papers and 5 conference papers from my PhD.
I have worked in the areas of economics, agriculture, forestry, water, food, NRM, and carbon accounting and modelling research for over 20 years in three different countries (Nepal, Thailand and Australia) and have developed an extensive knowledge and skills in these areas. This is reflected in my research projects, and 90 publications including two books in the last 7 year. Key projects include: (1) An analysis of socioeconomic impacts of climate change on forested regions in Australia; (2) Greenhouse gas (GHG) and water saving implications of new irrigation technology; (3) An assessment of REDD+ governance quality; (4) An assessment of different land use systems including carbon values; (5) An assessment of GHG emissions from 23 vegetables, cotton, rice, peanut, pasture and plantation industries; (6) An analysis of whether agriculture should be included in an emissions trading system; (7) An analysis of Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; (8) Tradeoffs between energy and water in enhancing food security; (9) Analysis of anthropogenic GHG emissions status of Annex I countries; (10) An analysis of whether adoption of zero tillage reduces GHG emissions; (11) Reassessment of the profitability of the irrigation industry including water and GHG values; and (12) An assessment of soil carbon amount in different land use systems. I have published several papers from these projects in peer reviewed international journals. I am a “Research Active Researcher” (RA2, the highest category), determined by the USQ criteria based on research grants, PhD supervision and publications.
Currently, I have been working as the Deputy Director (Operations) at Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC) at USQ. My role is to: (1) co-ordinate and maintain strong relationships with ACSC staff, community organisations and industry partners; (2) manage and supervise postgraduate students; (3) develop grant applications for climate change adaptations and mitigations research; and (4) conduct research and publish the findings. I am highly successful in my roles and responsibility. As a result, since 2010, ACSC’s external income has increased tenfold. 
Currently, I am also a visiting professor for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou), where I need to teach research methodology. I am also involved with the UN (FAO) REDD+ Expert Group on forest governance data collection.
 

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I have worked in the areas of economics, agriculture, forestry, water, food, NRM, and carbon accounting and modelling research.

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Nilanchal Patel

Nilanchal Patel
Professor & Head
Department of Remote Sensing
Birla Institute of Technology, Jharkhand
India
Tel. 00-91-9431100357
 

Biography :

Dr. Nilanchal Patel is Head & Professor at Birla Institte of Technology, India. He was previously appointed as lecturer in Remote Sensing and Geology at IIT-D. He completed his research from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on Digital Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data for Lithological Discrimination in Rajasthan (India) after his Mtech in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has many international awards/fellowships from China, Denmark, Portugal and Poland. He is an active Organizing Committee Member in Earth Science Conferences, and is a member of very reputed journals like Springer and Taylor & Francis. Because of the quality of his work and determination, he has earned various prestigious awards and is a life member of various scientific communities. His research areas include Landslide hazard zonation, Assessment of forest degradation and fragmentation, Spectral eco-region mapping and characterization, Pattern recognition and image processing, Spectral characterization of water, soil and vegetation characteristics GIS-based landscape pattern analysis through landscape metrics, NPP and BIOMASS estimation of vegetation and crop, Habitat assessment through GIS, Estimation of soil organic carbon content, Urbanization pattern analysis, Vulnerability Analyses of Wetlands, Digital land use and land cover change detection studies, Rainfall-runoff modelling, Spectral classification of satellite data and Thermal remote sensing.
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Research Interest :

Landslide hazard zonation, Assessment of forest degradation and fragmentation, Spectral eco-region mapping and characterization, Pattern recognition and image processing, Spectral characterization of water, soil and vegetation characteristics GIS-based landscape pattern analysis through landscape metrics, NPP and BIOMASS estimation of vegetation and crop, Habitat assessment through GIS, Estimation of soil organic carbon content, Urbanization pattern analysis, Vulnerability Analyses of Wetlands, Digital land use and land cover change detection studies, Rainfall-runoff modelling, Spectral classification of satellite data and Thermal remote sensing.

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Safia Taleb

Safia Taleb
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Djillali LIABES’ University
Algeria
Tel. Mobile: +213-771-21-88-08

 

Biography :

Ms. Safia Taleb is Doctor ‘’Es Sciences” of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  She holds the position of Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Director at the Faculty of Sciences, Djillali Liabès University in  Sidi Bel Abbès (Algeria). She occupied President’s post of Scientific Council in Faculty of Sciences. She is a Editorial Board’s member of several of international and national journals. Professor Safia Taleb is member of Scientific Committees in several international events. She  supervised Ph.D, Master & Magister theses in the field of Environmental Chemistry. Also, she activates in national and international projects of Scientific research.

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Research Interest :

Organic chemistry-Water quality- Pollution treatment- Analytical Applied Chemistry - Environmental Chemistry.

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John J. Wiens
Associate Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University, USA
Tel.  631-632-1101
Fax  631-632-7626

Biography :

John J. Wiens Education went on in The University of Kansas, B.S. in Systematics and Ecology, 1991 Senior Honors Thesis: Phylogenetic position and relationships of the treelizards (genus Urosaurus) Supervisor: William E. Duellman The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Zoology, 1995 Dissertation Title: Phylogeny of the lizard genus Sceloporus: Systematics, evolutionary, morphology and evaluation of phylogenetic approaches. 

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Research Interest :

John J Wiens Research Interest includes Phylogenetic approaches to evolution and ecology Systematic theory and methodology, Phylogeny, evolution, and ecology of reptiles and amphibians.

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Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Earth System Science and Policy
University of North Dakota, USA
Tel. 701-777-6087
Fax 701-777-2940

Biography :

Xiaodong Zhang is an Associate Professor of Earth System Science and Policy University of North Dakota Research, Fellow at Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment. He received a MSc and a Ph D both in Oceanography from Dalhousie University Halifax Canada in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He is a senior member of Optical Society of America He is an invited reviewers of 7 reputed journals and has over 40 publications.

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Research Interest :

Xiaodong research Interests include Theory and applications of scintillometer, Remote sensing based modeling of surface energy and humidity flux. Ocean Optics and Ocean Color in general. Molecular and particle scattering in particular. Inversion of optical measurements to derive the particle size and index spectra. Web-based Geographic Information System for Earth Science Climate change and its impact on the hydrologic cycle.

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Rich Schultz
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Geosciences
Elmhurst College, USA
Tel. 630-617-3128
Fax 630-617-3739

Biography :

Dr. Rich Schultz is an Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and holds a Ph.D. in environmental geochemistry from the University of Cincinnati (1991), an M.S. in geology from the Wichita State University (1988) and a B.S. in geology from Illinois State University (1985). He is in his eighth year as a full-time faculty member at Elmhurst College and serves as the Coordinator of the Elmhurst College Online GIS Certificate Program. Dr. Schultz is the sole or senior author of more than fifty publications, book chapters, and abstracts. His major areas of research are: geoscience education, online/distance learning, web 2.0 applications, geospatial thinking, global climate change, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the use of technology in teaching geography literacy. He currently chairs the Geography Education Specialty Group for the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and has served on the AAG Membership Committee as well as chairing the National Council for Geographic Education’s Awards Committee and serving on the NCGE Nominating Committee.
 

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Research Interest :

Richard B. Schultz research interest includes studies in physical Geography, Geosciences and GIS Studies.
 

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Todd J Pesek

Todd J Pesek
Associate Professor
Cleveland State University
USA
Tel. 216-523-7353  
Fax 216-687-9316

Biography :

Todd Pesek is a physician in Northeastern Ohio where he specializes in preventive integrative holistic medicine. He is a Health Sciences Professor at Cleveland State University Cleveland Ohio where he teaches researches and serves including as Director of the Center for Healing Across Cultures. Dr Todd received his medical doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Ohio He completed his training in Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine St. Vincent Charity Hospital Cleveland Ohio. Dr Todd has authored numerous publications documentaries and academic models in preventive integrative holistic health and wellness and sustainability. He is an internationally prominent speaker with engaging messages and he has served the professional community in a multitude of ways including as reviewer for 8 refereed journals/publishing groups over the past 5 years.

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Todd research Interest includes Healing across Cultures: Learning from Traditions, Secrets of Long Life, Longevity and Vital Living, Whole Foods Nutrition , Ethnobotany, Natural Products, Herbalism and Phytotherapy, Environmental Health, Ecological Medicine and Detoxification, Balanced, Normal Physiology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)/Integrative Medicine, Sustainable Holistic Health and Wellness, Ethnobotany & Ecology of Medicinal Plants , Sustainability and Conservation.

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Nives Dolsak

Nives Dolšak
Associate Professor
School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington
USA

Biography :

Nives Dolšak is Associate Professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (University of Washington). She received her Joint Ph.D. from School of Public & Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research examines institutional challenges in governing common pool resources at multiple levels of aggregation. She has co-edited two volumes: “The Drama of the Commons” and “The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptation” (with Professor Elinor Ostrom). Her other published work includes journal articles examining countries\\ implementation of climate change policy; impact of civil society in environmental policy in transitional economies; role of adaptive management in global climate policy; links between the bilateral environmental aid allocations and donors\\ commercial interests and recipients’ voting in international environmental regimes; applicability of tradable permits in common-pool resource management; factors impacting the choice of policy instruments; and barriers for adoption of energy efficient technologies in transitional economies.

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Research Interest :

Common pool resources Climate change policy Climate change politics Climate change justice Environmental Policy Instruments Environmental aid International Environmental Politics International Environmental Policy

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Eva Gkenakou

Eva Gkenakou
Environmental Advisor
Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe, London
UK
Tel. 07906129828

Biography :

Dr Eva Gkenakou is an environmental management specialist. Currently the Environmental Advisor of Brookfield Multiplex Europe she heads up the company’s environmental and sustainability disciplines. She has led the introduction of some innovative solutions, especially in line with the site waste management plans. She has also designed and initiated a holistic and user-friendly approach to the management of environmental and sustainability deliverables on projects from conception to construction and beyond. Eva is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Waste Manager and has contributed to publications for the construction industry, such as the Guide to Sustainable Procurement in Construction and the Environmental Good Practice pocketbook (CIRIA). She has been recognised as one of the UK’s Rising Sustainability Stars by the Building Magazine.

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Research interests: Solid waste management, waste prevention, lean construction methods, embodied carbon, life cycle assessments

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Xinyue Ye

Xinyue Ye
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth, Environment and Society
Bowling Green State University, USA
Tel. (419)372-9125

Biography :

Xinyue Ye: Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, California (2005-2009), M.S., Geographic Information System, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. M.A., Human Geography, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Assistant Professor, Center for Regional Development & School of Earth, Environment & Society, Bowling Green State University (2009-Present)

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Xinyue Ye research Interest includes National science, Climate technology.

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Justin B Ries

Justin B. Ries
Department of Marine Sciences
University of North Carolina, USA
Tel. 919-962-0269
Fax 919-962-1254

Biography :

Prof Ries is a marine geologist in the Department of Marine Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. His research program investigates a wide range of subjects in the Marine Sciences including global climate change, paleoceanography, paleobiology carbonate sedimentology, sulfur isotope, geochemistry, biomineralization and carbon sequestration. The common thread throughout Prof Ries work is oceanic change which he investigates over broad temporal scales By combining field studies with complementary laboratory experiments. Prof Ries is able to directly explore the biogeochemical processes that have changed the state of our oceans throughout the geologic past as well as those that will drive critical changes in the immediate future.

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Prof. Ries field sites include Namibia, Honduras, Belize, Canada, Western US, Valley and Ridge Province of Eastern US, Florida Keys, and Scotland. His laboratory resources include his base laboratory at UNC CH, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in eastern N. Carolina, the Marine Calcification Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences in Honduras, and the Long Marine Lab at UC-Santa Cruz..

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Molly E Brown

Molly E. Brown
Research Scientist
NASA, Biospheric Sciences Branch
USA
Tel. 301-614-6616

Biography :

Molly Ph.D. in Geography was in University of Maryland College Park 2002 Area of Specialization: Remote Sensing Economics and DevelopmentThesis Title: The Impact of Biophysical Conditions on Food Security in Three SahelianCountries Advisor: Stephen D Prince M.A in Geography University of Maryland College Park 1998Title of scholarly paper in partial fulfillment of requirements: Coping with food security risk inWest Africa: The impact of environmental variability Advisor: Stephen D Prince B.S in Biology and Environmental Sciences Tufts University 1991 Medford Massachusetts.

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Molly Research Interests includes Remote Sensing of Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Geophysical Research Letters, JGR Atmospheres, Journal of Arid Lands, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Environmental Conservation, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Software Atmospheres, ACS Environmental Science and Technology.

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Ted Eckmann

Ted Eckmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
University of Portland
Portland
United States of America

Biography :

Ted Eckmann received his PhD in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009, and he has been an instructor and researcher at Bowling Green State University since that time. Ted has also received a Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT) and a masters degree in Geography, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a bachelors degree in Economics with a minor in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts, from the University of California at San Diego. Ted has received several teaching and research awards, and contributed to many university and community service projects. Teds sources of research support have included the United States National Science Foundation, a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, a Brython Davis Fellowship, Jack and Laura Dangermond Scholarships, NASA California Space Grants, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Research Interest :

Atmospheric Sciences, Green Energy, Ecology, Conservation, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Natural Hazards, and Environmental Economics

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Jessica L Ware

Jessica L. Ware
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers University
USA

Biography :

Jessica L. Ware is an assistant professor at Rutgers University in NJ. Her B.Sc is from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Entomology from Rutgers in 2008 after which she completed two years at the American Museum of Natural History as an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has received several awards including the Entomological Societys Comstock Award and Snodgrass Memorial Award and Rutgers Compton Markle Award. She is currently on the Editorial Board for Organismal Diversity and Evolution as well as the International Journal of Odonatology. She currently has published a dozen peer reviewed manuscripts and has served as a reviewer for Systematic Entomology, International Journal of Odonatology, Cladistics Zootaxa Royal Biological Linnaean Society, Journal of Insect Science Geobios, Entomologica Americana Organismal Diversity and Evolution and Southeastern Naturalist Guest Editorship.

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Research Interest :

Jessica L. research Interest includes Evolutionary Biology, Insect Systematics, Insect Behavior, Morphology, Divergence Estimation, Molecular Phylogenetic Methodology.

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Haiwei Luo

Haiwei Luo
Research Associate
University of Georgia
USA

Biography :

Dr Haiwei Luo has completed his M.S in the University of South Carolina during the period of 2006-2008 with a focus on marine microbial ecology and completed his Ph.D. in the University of South Carolina during the period of 2008-2010 with a focus on molecular evolution. Currently he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Georgia. He has authored several research articles including a PNAS paper selected as a Cover article. He is a member of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Haiwei Luo main research interests include microbial ecology of the aquatic ecosystem, aquatic biogeochemistry, microbial population genetics and genome evolution.

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Renji Remesan

Renji Remesan
School Of Applied Sciences
Cranfield University
Bedfordshire, UK
Tel. +44-1482-465421
 

Biography :

Renji holds a basic degree in Agriculture Engineering from Kerala Agricultural University, India. Renji received the M.Tech Degree in Water Resources Development and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp) and the Ph.D. Degree in Civil engineering from the University of Bristol. His Ph.D. research investigated data modelling Issues in hydroinformatics giving more emphasis to modelling of hydrological processes. Renji now working as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Yorkshire Forward – Centre for Low Carbon Futures project in conjunction with Leeds, Sheffield and York Universities. The aim of his work is regional climatic and hydrological modelling for Yorkshire and Humberside region based on projected climate change scenarios.

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Renji’s Research Interests include Real-time flood forecasting, rainfall-runoff modeling, hydroinformatics and soft computing in hydrology, regional climatic modeling.

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Sam Wong

Sam Wong
Department of Human Geography
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Liverpool
UK

 

Biography :

Sam Wong is now working as Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research interests include climate change, poverty reduction, social capital, gender and public participation. His research countries include China, India, Bangladesh, Ghana and Ecuador. He has made numerous publications, including his sole-authored book Exploring Unseen Social Capital in Community Participation (Amsterdam University Press, 2007). He is currently writing a book on renewable energy policies in South Asia for Routledge.

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Research Interest :

Sam Wong’s Research Interest Includes Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Studies.

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Callum Richard Firth

Callum Richard Firth
Head
School of the Environment & Technology
University of Brighton
UK

Biography :

Dr. Callum Richard Firth Completed a B.Sc(Hons) in Geography at Aberystwyth University, UK in 1981 and subsequently a Ph.D. at Coventry Polytechnic in 1984 which assessed the raised shoreline and patterns of ice sheet decay in the inner Moray Firth, Scotland. Following a short term appointment at the University of Keele appointed to a lectureship at West London Institute in 1988. Subsequently became Head of Geography & Earth Sciences at Brunel University prior to the current appointment as Head of the School of Environment & Technology at the University of Brighton, UK. Research has concentrated on coastal geomorphology and neotectonics in particular the utilisation of coastal features to determine patterns and rates of tectonic and glacio-isostatic movements. He has been the Secretary of the INQUA Shorelines Commission (1999-2003) and Coastal & Marine Processes Commission (2007-2011).

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Research Interest :

Firth’s Research interest includes Geomorphology (coastal, glacial, periglacial and Quaternary), Environmental Hazards, Climate Change.

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Zhongqi Joshua Cheng

Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Brooklyn College
USA

Biography :

Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng is a tenured faculty and an environmental geochemist at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. His current research focus is on urban environmental issues. He has been trying to use his expertise in analytical geochemistry to tackle complex environmental problems.  Trained as a “traditional geologist” with a PhD in isotope geology from The Ohio State University, Cheng spent five years at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researching arsenic with an inter-disciplinary team. At Brooklyn College, he has developed an urban garden soil testing program and research projects on the soil and water quality in New York City. He is also the Director of the Environmental Sciences Analytical Center at Brooklyn College.


 

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Research Interest :

His current research focus is on urban environmental issues, analytical geochemistry, garden soil testing and water quality.

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Chunhua Zhang

Chunhua Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
East Tennessee State University, USA
Tel. 423-439-7513

Biography :

Chunhua Zhang is an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University. He has extensive experience in teaching and research in the domain of GIScience. His general focus is in the application of geospatial techniques to investigate critical environmental problems and to develop new methods for remote sensing applications. His research agenda encompasses many areas of Physical Geography, and naturally links to other disciplines such as agriculture, forestry, urban planning, and general environmental sciences. He is currently collaborating with one Canadian Professors of Geography (J.M. Kovacs, Nipissing University) in the use of hyperspectral, ENVISAT Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR), and Radarsat-2 imagery for monitoring forest degradation. He also involved in research projects with Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (Chinese Academy of Sciences) to study the influences of landscape pattern changes on a karst ecosystem in Guangxi, China.

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Research Interest :

Chunhua Zhang research agenda encompasses many areas of Physical Geography, and naturally links to other disciplines such as agriculture, forestry, urban planning, and general environmental sciences.

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Yuyu Zhou

Yuyu Zhou
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
DOE College Park, MD, 20740
USA
Tel. 301-314-6771

 

Biography :

Dr. Yuyu Zhou is a geographical scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a partnership of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland. He received his B.S. degree in geography and M.S. degree in remote sensing from Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from University of Rhode Island. His research focuses on applications of remote sensing, GIS, Integrated Assessment Modeling, and spatial analysis to understand the problems of global environmental change and their potential solutions. In particular, he is interested in interdisciplinary research including energy resources, demand, and climate change impacts; land cover/land use change and the socio-economic drivers and impact; high spatial and temporal energy and emissions modeling; andhydrology and ecosystem modeling.Currently, he is conducting global climate change research at PNNL within a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scientists who develop and apply an integrated global land use-energy-economy model. He was awarded a NASA Land-Cover Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Research Grant for Early Career Scientist to study global urban expansion in the context of climate change.

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Research Interest :

Application of remote sensing, GIS, Integrated Assessment Modeling, and spatial analysis in ecosystem, environmental, and social sciences, including interdisciplinary areas:
Energy sources, demand, and climate change impact
Land cover/land use change and the socio-economic drivers and impact
High spatial and temporalenergy andemissions modeling
Hydrology and ecosystem modeling

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Mukesh Singh Boori

Mukesh Singh Boori
Department of Geo-informatics
Section of Earth Sciences
Palacký University, Olomouc
Czech Republic

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Biography :

Dr. Mukesh Singh Boori is an Assistant Professor at JECRC University, India since 01/2013. He was Scientist in Satellite Climate Studies Branch (NOAA/NASA) USA and at the same time completed his Postdoc. from University of Maryland, USA (10/2012). He has done PhD (EIA & Management of Natural Resources) from Federal University – RN (UFRN), Natal –RN, Brazil (08/2011) and Predoc (Earth & Environmental Science) form Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium (08/2008). He has done MSc (Remote sensing & GIS) from MDS University Ajmer (2004) and BSc (Bio-group) from Uni. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India (2002). In early career he was scientist in JSAC/ISRO (2006-2007) and before that Lecturer at MDS University Ajmer (2005-2007Sessions). He has many international awards/fellowships from USA, Brazil, Italy, Indonesia, Belgium, Czech Republic and India. He visits four Continents for Meetings, Field Trips, Conferences, Trainings and known Six Languages. He is an active Organizing Committee Member in Earth Science Conferences, Successfully Completed a Session as a Co-Chair and also gave Conference Opening Ceremony Speech at Chicago, USA. He is member of many International Scientific Societies and review many international articles. His prime research interest is “EIA and Management of Natural Resources through Remote Sensing and GIS Technology”. He has more than 20 International Publications Including Books on Vulnerability, Risk Assessment and Climate Change. Recently he involve in USA and European Union Projects.

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Research Interest :

Remote Sensing & GIS, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment, Earth Science/Observation, Land Use/Cover Change, Geoscience/Geo-informatics, Hydrology, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Management of Natural Resources, Land Resources Management, Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Biodiversity, Forest & Agriculture Study, Ecosystem & Ecology, Urban & Desert Study.

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Kadiriye

Kadiriye
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Agri Ibrahim Cecen University
Turkey
 

Biography :

Kadiriye is an Assistant Professor in department of Biology. She received Ph.D at  Erciyes University in 2010. She is an eminent professor with many publications ın international refereed journals.

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Kadiriye research interest includes Plant Ecology and Plant Physiology.

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Saumitra Mukherjee

Saumitra Mukherjee

Professor
Department of Geology & Remote sensing
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi.

Biography :

Professor Saumitra Mukherjee has created an impact in interdisciplinary Earth sciences by developing the technique of Geoinformatics to solution of water resource management and natural hazard early warning system. He has contribution in Remote sensing applications in environmental earth sciences for Water resources assessment and management, Tornado, Cyclone, Earthquake, Tsunami, Snowfall, Forest Fire, disease outbreak induced by climate change etc. He has contributed and guided 18 PhD thesis in monitoring, analyzing, and quantifying components of the water cycle. Monitoring/Modeling  near-real time surface and subsurface hydrological processes, analyzing interactions of land surface and atmospheric processes, investigating wetland dynamics, monitoring, forecasting and managing flooding and droughts, monitoring land use change and impact on hydrological processes Determining effects of human activities on both the quantity and quality of water developing products for use in integrated water resources management. He has more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and has published 11 books.

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Research Interest :

Water Resources Assessment and Management, Remote sensing and GIS applications in Ground water Exploration, Rainwater Harvesting, Early warning of Natural Hazards and its relation with Water resources(Tornado, Cyclone, Earthquake, Tsunami, Snowfall, Forest Fire).

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Jayant N. Tripathi

Jayant N. Tripathi
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
University of Allahabad
Allahabad
India
 

Biography :

Dr. Tripathi is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India. He received Ph.D. in  Geophysics (Seismology) from BHU, Varanasi in 1994. He also received his MSc(Tech) in Exploration Geophysics and BSc(Hons) from BHU, Varanasi. He is Fellow and Member of several international and national scientific societies/organizations.

 
 




 

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Seismology, Seismic wave propagation through heterogeneous media, Scattering and attenuation of seismic waves and Probabilistic seismic hazards analysis.



 

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Ahmad J. Rusumdar

Ahmad J. Rusumdar

Research Scientist Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Karlsruhe,Germany

Biography :

Dr. Ahmad J. Rusumdar has received his PhD in process and environmental Engineering from Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus during the period of 2013. Later, he joined as Postdoctoral fellow at Institute for Meteorology and climate research- Atmospheric Aerosol Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Currently, he is working as Research scientist at Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He has authored several articles in Chemical Engineering and in Atmospheric chemistry. He has good knowledge of Process modeling & simulation of chemical processes and application of chemical engineering concepts in Atmospheric sciences.

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Atmospheric Sciences: 1. Modeling of Multiphase chemical processes 2. Modeling of Microphysical processes 3. multiphase mechanism development 4. Aerosol process modeling 5. Aerosol Thermodynamics 6. Surface tension effects 7. Bulk-surface partitioning 8. Kinetic effects Chemical Engineering: 1. Modeling of Multiphase mass transfer 2. Reactor & kinetic modeling 3. Hydrogen production 4. Energy storage 5. Chemical engineering Thermodynamics 6. Process modeling & Simulation 7. Process Optimization 8. Optimization of chemical energy storage

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Jin Liu Jin Liu


Post-doctoral researcher
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Stanford University, United States

 

Biography :

Jin Liu is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University. He completed his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin, and his master and undergraduate studies at Peking University and China University of Geosciences, respectively. His research interests lie in the area of geochemical and geological processes in the Earth's interior, ranging from the global water cycle, water-rock interaction, isotope fractionation in the Earth System, to high pressure behaviors of hydrous and carbon-bearing phases under extreme conditions. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of Earth & Material Sciences. He has published mora than a dozen peer-reviewed journal papers, and has served as a reviewer for Scientific Reports, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, American Mineralogist, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, etc. He is am member of American Geophysical Union, and of Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES).

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Research Interest :

Chemical and physical properties of Earth and planetary interiors, the global carbon cycle, isotope geochemistry, mineralogy and crystallography

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Daiyong Deng
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Lincoln University
USA

Biography :

Dr Deng has received his M.S and Ph.D Degree in Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology and South China Botany Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences during the period of 2001-2010. He worked as Associate Professor of Microbiology in Guangdong Institute of Microbiology during 2004-2012. 2012 to present, he is working as a postdoctoral associate researcher in Lincoln University, USA. His main research areas of interest are molecular techniques for human pathogen identification, microbial source tracking, anti-pathogen endophytes in risk reducing for fresh vegetable in situ, and bioremediation. He has authored 25 papers published in international journals. He membered of several scientific societies such as American Society for Microbiology, American Chemical Society, Chinese Society of Toxicology etc and a peer reviewer of a number of international journals.

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Research Interest :

Assessing microbial safety of water, Microbial source tracking, Microbial bioremediation, Environmental microbial biotechnology

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