Editorial Board



Prof. William Kirby Smith

Professor
Department of Biology
Wake Forest University
United States of America
Tel:336-758-5779

Dr. William K. Smith is the Charles H. Babcock Chaired Professor in Botany at Wake Forest University. Dr.Smith received his BS and MS degrees from San Diego State University and his PhD from UCLA and was formerly a professor at the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on the adaptations of plants living view full biography...

Dr. William K. Smith is the Charles H. Babcock Chaired Professor in Botany at Wake Forest University. Dr.Smith received his BS and MS degrees from San Diego State University and his PhD from UCLA and was formerly a professor at the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on the adaptations of plants living in harsh and extreme environments, with a current focus on global change impacts. Current projects include studies of the global occurrence of the alpine treelines and the impacts of episodic, extreme events (e.g. hurricanes) on barrier island ecosystems. Based on the adaptive characteristics of individual species, projections about future survival are being evaluated. Dr. Smith has served on the editorial board of four international journals and has been lead editor on three books and co-edited a third, as well as authored over 250 refereed publications, received more than 40 NSF grants, and currently collaborates on a NSF treeline grant and leads the NSF-funded Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN) (www. coastalbarrierisland.org), a broad multidisciplinary group of scientists with expertise in ecology, geology, hydrology, economics, and cultural and political sciences.

Dr. Richard Condit

Staff Scientist
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Panama
United States of America
Tel: 831-227-3282

Dr. Richard Condit is working as Staff Scientist in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Panama. Dr. Condit worked as Research Associate in Princeton University (1988-1991), Research Associate University of Massachusetts (1986-1988), Research Associate in University of Melbourne, Australia (1984). His Research Interests include: Forest Ecology, Tropical Forest Restoration, Tropical Tree Population Genetics, Population Biology of view full biography...

Dr. Richard Condit is working as Staff Scientist in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Panama. Dr. Condit worked as Research Associate in Princeton University (1988-1991), Research Associate University of Massachusetts (1986-1988), Research Associate in University of Melbourne, Australia (1984). His Research Interests include: Forest Ecology, Tropical Forest Restoration, Tropical Tree Population Genetics, Population Biology of Pinnipeds, Bacterial Population Dynamics and Evolution, Sexual Selection in Bowerbirds, Ecological Physiology of Pinnipeds, etc. Dr. Condit finished a guide book on Panama's trees while also publishing over 100 papers on forest ecology. He remains involved with marine mammals, and recently he even delved outside biology to study the rate of destruction of historical skyscrapers in Chicago, an application of demographic tools to architectural history.

Prof. Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa

Professor
Department of Ecology
University of Brescia
Brescia, Italy
Tel: 346-6786253

Dr. Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa is working as Professor of Ecology and Associate professor of Atmospheric Physics at the Catholic University of Brescia. He is Physical Ecologist, graduated from University of Milan (Italy) in 1997 he got his Ph.D. Agricultural Ecology in 2003 from the same University. Dr. Gerosa is Formerly teacher of Natural Sciences at view full biography...

Dr. Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa is working as Professor of Ecology and Associate professor of Atmospheric Physics at the Catholic University of Brescia. He is Physical Ecologist, graduated from University of Milan (Italy) in 1997 he got his Ph.D. Agricultural Ecology in 2003 from the same University. Dr. Gerosa is Formerly teacher of Natural Sciences at an Italian State Scientific Lyceum (High School) of Bergamo, from 2006 to 2014 he was a researcher at the Catholic University in Brescia (Italy) dealing with the characterization of gaseous exchange between atmosphere and biosphere, the effects of airborne pollutants on agricultural and natural vegetation, the risk evaluations of air pollution on populations and ecosystems. He participated to a number of Italian and European projects as Scientific coordinator of the Catholic University group, among which ÉCLAIRE (FP7), OZONEFLUX (FP5), MANFRED (Interreg-Alpine Space), TREECity (PRIN), OZONIT (PRIN), ANAPNOI (UNICATT). He leads the interdisciplinary research group of Ecophysiology and Environmental Physics at the Catholic University of Brescia, and serves as Scientific Director of C.R.In.Es. - The Research Centre on atmospheric pollution and ecosystems of the Lombardy Region (Italy) - as well as responsible of the ecophysiological research infrastructure at the State Natural Reserve of 'Bosco Fontana' (Mantua).

Dr. Vyacheslav Victorovich Martemyanov

Senior Scientist
Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals
Novosibirsk
Russia
Tel: +7-383-2170326

Dr. Vyacheslav Martemyanov is working as the staff senior researcher in Institute of systematics and ecology of animals of Siberian branch of Russian academy of science, Laboratory of ecological parasitology. After graduating his higher education in Novosibirsk state agrarian university he defends the PhD theses in entomology deal with forest defoliators. Dr Martemyanov worked in view full biography...

Dr. Vyacheslav Martemyanov is working as the staff senior researcher in Institute of systematics and ecology of animals of Siberian branch of Russian academy of science, Laboratory of ecological parasitology. After graduating his higher education in Novosibirsk state agrarian university he defends the PhD theses in entomology deal with forest defoliators. Dr Martemyanov worked in University of Turku on postdoctoral position (in 2006, 2008 years) increasing his skill in the phytochemestry of woody plants. The present area of interests is the interactions within trophic chains of economically important species of herbivorous insects. Particularly he studies the effect chemical defence of woody plants on insects physiology, on insects immunocompetence and on the interaction between insects and its main parasites (viruses, bacteria, parasitoides). He is also interesting in evolution of insect-parasite interactions using Lymantria dispar-nucleopolyhedovirus as the model. The spatio-temporal distribution of the defoliators' genotypes and its relation with the ability of population to induce the outbreak is also the area of his interests.

Dr. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru

Research Scientist
Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies Division
Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, United States of America
Tel: 208-526-0529

Dr. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru works as a Research Scientist in the Biofuels and Bioenergy Department at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is the principle investigator for the Biomass Size Reduction, Drying and Densification project supported by the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the Department of Energy. His research is focused on biomass pre-treatments and densification technologies. view full biography...

Dr. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru works as a Research Scientist in the Biofuels and Bioenergy Department at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is the principle investigator for the Biomass Size Reduction, Drying and Densification project supported by the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the Department of Energy. His research is focused on biomass pre-treatments and densification technologies. Before he came to INL, Dr. Tumuluru worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork, Ireland; postdoctoral researcher, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and research associate, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. His major research areas include biomass densification using pellet mill and briquette press, biomass storage (off-gas measurements and modeling the emission rates), food processing using extrusion technologies, and food storage modeling. Dr. Tumuluru has also worked on experimental data analysis using statistical methods, evolutionary and back propagation algorithms. He received his Ph.D. from the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department at the Indian Institute Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has received numerous honors, including outstanding reviewer for Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and INL's Exceptional Contributions Program Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scientific and Technical Publication.

Dr. Artemi Cerda

Professor
Department of Geography
University of Valencia
Valencia
Spain

Dr. Artemi Cerda is working as Professor in Department of Geography at University of Valencia, Spain. Dr. Cerda holds Degree in geography from Universitat de Valencia with special academic prize. He holds Doctorate in physical geography from University of Valencia and Post-Doctorate from Crandfield University. His Research project management includes: 2 European Union Projects (LEDDRA, view full biography...

Dr. Artemi Cerda is working as Professor in Department of Geography at University of Valencia, Spain. Dr. Cerda holds Degree in geography from Universitat de Valencia with special academic prize. He holds Doctorate in physical geography from University of Valencia and Post-Doctorate from Crandfield University. His Research project management includes: 2 European Union Projects (LEDDRA, RECARE); 12 National projects (4 as coordinator) EROCITRUS, FUEGORED; 9 Regional Projects (5 as coordinator) CITRUCONTROL; 8 research Project with private companies; 45 Scientific sessions organized in International congresses (IAG, ISSS, EGU, SSSA). He is having more than 390 publications.

Dr. Hui Wan

Associate Professor
Department of Sustainable Bioproducts
Mississippi State University
Mississippi
United States of America

Dr.Hui Wan received his bachelor degree in forest products at Central Southern University of Forestry and Technology in China, his master degree in wood composite at the Royal Agriculture University of Copenhagen, Denmark and his Ph.D. in wood composites at Mississippi State University, USA. Dr.Hui Wan works at Mississippi State University as an associate professor in view full biography...

Dr.Hui Wan received his bachelor degree in forest products at Central Southern University of Forestry and Technology in China, his master degree in wood composite at the Royal Agriculture University of Copenhagen, Denmark and his Ph.D. in wood composites at Mississippi State University, USA. Dr.Hui Wan works at Mississippi State University as an associate professor in wood composites. His research interests are sustainable manufacturing forest products, wood adhesives, recycling, and new forest products development. He worked at FPInnovations and was project leader of MDF & particleboard, OSB, LVL, and value to wood research programs. He was a trustee of Forest Product Society Eastern Canadian Section for about 10 years and a reviewer of National Science and Education Foundation of Canada. He serviced as an adjunct professor at University Laval for about 10 years. He has served as a reviewer of the Louisiana Board of Regents Pfund and CPA’s MDF and PB standard. He has developed 7 patents or patent applications covering flaking, bio-treatment chitosan for adhesive, binderless panel, nano cellulose application in wood adhesives.

Dr. Nicolas N Baghdadi

Senior Scientist
Department of Environmental Science
IRSTEA
Montpellier
France

Dr. Nicolas N. Baghdadi received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toulon, France in 1994. From 1995 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral researcher at INRS Ete - Water Earth Environment Research Centre, Quebec University, Canada. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Baghdadi was with the French geological Survey (BRGM), Orléans, France. Since 2008, he view full biography...

Dr. Nicolas N. Baghdadi received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toulon, France in 1994. From 1995 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral researcher at INRS Ete - Water Earth Environment Research Centre, Quebec University, Canada. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Baghdadi was with the French geological Survey (BRGM), Orléans, France. Since 2008, he is a Senior Scientist with the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea), Montpellier, France. His research activities are in the areas of microwave remote sensing, image processing, and satellite and airborne remote sensing data analysis. His main field of interest is the analysis of remote sensing data (SAR, Lidar, optical) and the retrieval of environmental parameters (e.g. soil moisture content, surface roughness, biomass …). He is currently scientific director of the THEIA Land Data Centre.

Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
South Dakota State University
United States of America
Tel: 605-688-6714

Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang received the B.S. degree in geography from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1984, the M.S. degree in geography from theNanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in geography from King's College London, University of London, London, U.K., in 1999. Dr. Zhang is view full biography...

Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang received the B.S. degree in geography from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1984, the M.S. degree in geography from theNanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in geography from King's College London, University of London, London, U.K., in 1999. Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and a Senior Scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. Before coming to SDSU, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (1984-1988); a Research Associate Professor with the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, CAS (1988-1995); a Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Geography, Boston University, Boston, MA (1999 to 2005). As a Senior Research Scientist in the Earth Resources Technology (2005-2012) and a visiting Associate Research Scientist at the University of Maryland (2012-2013), he worked at the NOAA/NESDIS/STAR. Dr. Zhang's research focuses on land surface dynamics and vegetation phenology, biomass burning emissions, land cover and land use change, and climate-terrestrial ecosystem interaction.

Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn

Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
University College Dublin
Ireland
Tel: 00-353-1-716 2337

Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn is working as an Associate Professor in University College Dublin from Zoology Department. Dr. Kelly-Quinn has completed studies on the aquatic habitats of agricultural, urban and forested catchments. She has been awarded 57 research grants worth over 8 million euro. She has coordinated six multi-institute, large-scale, research projects with national view full biography...

Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn is working as an Associate Professor in University College Dublin from Zoology Department. Dr. Kelly-Quinn has completed studies on the aquatic habitats of agricultural, urban and forested catchments. She has been awarded 57 research grants worth over 8 million euro. She has coordinated six multi-institute, large-scale, research projects with national and international participants. Her research on forest-water interactions spans three decades and a recently completed project (HYDROFOR) investigated acid, nutrient and sediment inputs from forestry operations through the life cycle of the forest. She has also completed research on the condition and management of riparian zones in plantation forests. Her research has yielded over 130 peer-reviewed publications and numerous reports.

Dr. Giovanna Battipaglia

Associate Professor
Department of Ecology
Second University of Naples
France
Tel: +33(0)499-23-21-80

Dr. Giovanna Battipaglia is currently Associate professor at Ecole pratique des hautes Etudes (France) and Assistant professor in Ecology at Second University of Naples where she got her Degree in Environmental Science (2001) and her Ph.D. in Implementation and application of isotopic methodologies in environmental science research in cooperation with the Paul Scherrer Institute, view full biography...

Dr. Giovanna Battipaglia is currently Associate professor at Ecole pratique des hautes Etudes (France) and Assistant professor in Ecology at Second University of Naples where she got her Degree in Environmental Science (2001) and her Ph.D. in Implementation and application of isotopic methodologies in environmental science research in cooperation with the Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, CH (2001-2005). Dr. Battipaglia is a forest ecologist, with research specialization in ecophysiology and dendroecology. She has been working in several International institutes during her carrier, such as Center of Bio-Archeology and Ecology of University of Montpellier II (CBAE- F), the Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL-CH), The University of Amsterdam (UVA,NL), the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI, G) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI,CH). She has long expertise in ecosystem carbon dynamics and in using stable isotopes (with conventional and laser technologies) as a tracer for physical and biological processes. She has participated in three EU projects focused on climate variability and its impacts on vegetation activity and biogeochemical cycles (such as NITROEUROPE, CARBOEUROPE and INCREASE); in the Swiss project NCCR Climate and in 7 projects of the Swiss National Science Foundation, acting as principal investigator in two of them. She developed a patent-winning methodology for CO2 capture (722 ENEA N# RM2011A000110).

Dr. Like You

Associate Professor
College of Life Science
Northwest A&F University
Xianyang
China

Dr. Like You is an Associate professor in Northwest A & F University. Dr. You completed his Bachelor degree of Chemistry in Northwest University; Master degree of Bio-chemistry, PhD degree of Agronomy in Northwest A & F University. He has participated in and presided over the completion of the State Forestry Administration, "konjac mannan extraction view full biography...

Dr. Like You is an Associate professor in Northwest A & F University. Dr. You completed his Bachelor degree of Chemistry in Northwest University; Master degree of Bio-chemistry, PhD degree of Agronomy in Northwest A & F University. He has participated in and presided over the completion of the State Forestry Administration, "konjac mannan extraction technology research and medicinal properties", "Ponderosa excellent provenance and pedigree introduce propagation technology research", "bitter almond oil extraction technology introduction," Science and Technology "tolerant, insect-resistant transgenic poplar breeding of new varieties" and other 10 key scientific research projects, won the State Forestry Administration and Technology progress Award 1, the Shaanxi Provincial Forestry Department of Science and Technology progress Award and the prize for each one.

Prof. Yunus Dogan

Professor
Department of Biology
Dokuz Eylul University
Izmir, Turkey
Tel: +90-232-3012413

Dr. Yunus Dogan is working as Professor in Ecology since 1990. Dr. Yunus Dogan is a graduate at Ege University (1989), earned master degree in Plant Ecology at Dokuz Eylul University (1994), and Ph.D. in Plant Ecology at Dokuz Eylul University (1999) in Izmir, Turkey. His major research areas are based on Plant Ecology and view full biography...

Dr. Yunus Dogan is working as Professor in Ecology since 1990. Dr. Yunus Dogan is a graduate at Ege University (1989), earned master degree in Plant Ecology at Dokuz Eylul University (1994), and Ph.D. in Plant Ecology at Dokuz Eylul University (1999) in Izmir, Turkey. His major research areas are based on Plant Ecology and Ethnobotany, acting on the following subjects: edaphic factors, soil-plant relations, heavy metals, biomonitoring, ethnobiology, medicinal plants, wild edible plants, ethnology of Balkan minorities as well as environmental education etc.