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Environmental Research Communications is supported by an Editorial Board.

The Executive Editorial Board works with the in-house editorial team and the Editorial Board to ensure the journal meets its aim of high quality peer review, rapid publication and inclusive coverage of all environmental research. Leaders in their fields, they provide advice on emerging subjects and potential Editorial Board members.

The international Editorial Board includes prominent researchers and emerging leaders from all areas of environmental research. They represent all geographic regions and a diverse subject coverage, and support the rapid peer review of author manuscripts.

Executive Editorial Board

James (Tsun Se) Cheong The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, China

Dr Tsun Se Cheong is an Associate Professor at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, the Treasurer and Founding Member of the International Society for Energy Transition Studies, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Chinese Economics Society Australia. He has conducted research in many different fields, and the findings of his research studies have been published in many prestigious journals. He has extensive knowledge in computational general equilibrium (CGE) analysis and applied economic modelling. Moreover, he has comprehensive knowledge of state-of-the-art analytical techniques such as machine learning, artificial neural network analysis, and deep learning. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Western Australia, and Master of Applied Finance from Western Sydney University. He also has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Griffith University and a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has offered training in advanced CGE economic modelling to the staff at the Australian Federal Treasury and many PhD students at overseas and Chinese universities. He also provided professional training in economics to various professional associations and corporations in Hong Kong and has participated in many consultancy projects and TV interviews.

Qingyun Duan Hohai University, China

Qingyun Duan is currently a Chair Professor and Chief Scientist of hydrology and water resources in the College of Hydrology and Water Resources at Hohai University in China. Prior to his current position, he worked at the US NOAA Hydrology Laboratory from 1991 to 2003 and the US Department of Energy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2004 to 2009. His research interests include: hydrology and water resources, hydrological model development and calibration, hydrometeorological ensemble forecasting, and uncertainty quantification for large complex system models. He is involved with the development of several operational hydrometeorological models used in the US National Weather Service. He is also the developer of the Shuffled Complex Evolution method, one of the most popular optimization methods used in hydrological model calibration today. Dr Duan has been active in many international scientific activities, including serving as the co-leader of the Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX) and a member of the scientific steering committees of the Global Energy and Water cycle Exchanges (GEWEX) Project and the Hydrological Ensemble Prediction Experiment (HEPEX). Dr Duan is a recipient of a Chinese Government “One-Thousand Talents Program” award, and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

Weijun Gao Kitakyushu University, Japan

Weijun Gao is a Foreign Associate of The Engineering Academy of Japan, a professor of The University of Kitakyushu, Japan and Qingdao University of Technology, China. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 from Tongji University, China. In 1987, he got his Master’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Zhejiang University, China. In March 1996, he got his PhD in Urban Environmental Planning from Waseda University, Japan. He has had many education and research experiences as a visiting professor in many universities, such as Berkeley Laboratory, The University of California, Xi’an JiaoTong University, Zhejiang University, Sichuan University, Shanghai University of Power and so on. His research interests are focused on 1. city environment planning; 2. distributed energy system planning; 3. building material recycling; 4. health and environmental impacts of buildings and cities; 5. geographic information systems; 6. climate change, especially in urban areas; and 7. energy forecasting.

Pavel Groisman North Carolina State University, USA

Pavel Groisman is Vice-President of the Hydrology Science and Services Corporation, USA and a NC State University research scholar at NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, USA. He received his PhD in geophysics from the State Hydrological Institute in Russia and subsequently went on to work there before making a move to the USA to the University of Massachusetts and the National Centers from Environment Information. His research interests include climatic variability, global change, in situ observational network measurements and water balance studies. He is a member of the Russian Geographical Society, the American Meteorological Society, the Japan Geoscience Union and has been a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union since 2010.

Jukka Taneli Heinonen University of Iceland, Iceland

Jukka Taneli Heinonen currently works as a Professor (tenured) of Sustainable Built Environment at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iceland. He also has a Docent position at Aalto University in the field of Built Environment Lifecycle Economics. He specializes in the challenges of sustainable development in community structures and lifestyles. His main fields of research are consumption-based carbon footprinting and low-carbon and regenerative human settlements. He has developed research approaches and methods for modelling indirect and outsourced emissions from consumption.

Markku Kulmala University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Markku Kulmala is a pioneer and world leader in aerosol and environmental physics, particularly in atmospheric aerosol science. His research objectives range from systems that are described by advanced quantum chemistry models (molecular interactions and intermediate clusters) to processes relevant on global scale (effect of cloud microphysics on the Earth climate). Kulmala’s research consists of SMEAR (Stations for Measuring the Earth surface – Atmosphere Relationships) field stations and GlobalSMEAR network. Kulmala has published over 1200 original research papers, 19 of which in Nature, 17 in Science and 7 in Physical Review Letters. According to the ISI Web of Knowledge, Kulmala has been 1st in the Citation Rankings in Geosciences (1.5.2011 – 30.4.2018). The total number of citations is over 73000 (from over 24000 different papers). His H-factor is 132.

Boqiang Lin Xiamen University, China

Lin Boqiang, Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California (Santa Barbara). In 2007, he was selected as a Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Education. He is currently the Dean of China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy at the School of Management of Xiamen University, a researcher at the Tan Kah Kee Innovation Laboratory, and a specially-invited researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces of Xiamen University. He is the editor of co-Energy Economics; associate editor of Environmental Impact Assessment Review. He is a member of the Board of Directors and an independent non-executive director at China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Over the past decade or so, he has cultivated more than 60 Ph.D. graduates who have become faculties at universities both in China and abroad. The vast majority have joined 985/211 universities in China as well as top financial universities. As first author and corresponding author, he has published more than 670 academic papers. He has published 37 papers in China’s three top academic Chinese journals: Social Sciences in China, Economic Research Journal and Management World; over 350 articles in SCI 5% top journals indexed by Chinese Academy of Sciences; nearly 100 highly cited and hot papers. His Scopus H-index is 83. His research achievements have won provincial and ministerial awards 18 times. For many years he has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate (Web of Science) worldwide and Most Cited Chinese Researcher by Elsevier. In China, he serves as a Committee Member of the National Energy Administration’s Energy Expert Advisory Committee. While internationally he serves as an Executive Member on the World Economic Forum’s Energy Partnership Advisory Board; an observer at United Nations Climate Change Conferences; an associate researcher at Cambridge University. He is frequently interviewed by CCTV and CRI and other mainstream media at home and abroad.

Paul Palmer University of Edinburgh, UK

Paul Palmer is a Professor in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. His undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in physics are from the University of Bristol and Oxford, respectively. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University he returned to the UK in 2006 and was appointed to his current position in 2009. His research interests are focused on understanding the drivers of Earth’s atmospheric variations of trace gases and particles using theory, numerical models, and in situ and satellite remote sensing data. For his work he has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize, the Zeldovich medal, and was a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder.

Biswajeet Pradhan University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Distinguished Professor Biswajeet Pradhan is an internationally established scientist in the field of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing and image processing, complex modeling/geo-computing, machine learning, and soft-computing applications, natural hazards and environmental modeling, and remote sensing of Earth observation. He is also a distinguished professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is listed as the World’s Most Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics Report for five consecutive years: 2006-2020 as one of the world’s most influential minds. In 2018-2020, he has been awarded as World Class Professor by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia. He is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. In 2011, he received his habilitation in “Remote Sensing” from Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Since February 2015, he is serving as “Ambassador Scientist” for Alexander Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Professor Pradhan has received 55 awards since 2006 in recognition of his excellence in teaching, service, and research. Out of his more than 830 articles (Total Citation: 62,511, H-index: 126, i10-index: 628), more than 750 have been published in science citation index (SCI/SCIE) technical journals. He has written eight books and thirteen book chapters.

G Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Sanchez-Azofeifa (PEng. SM IEEE) is a Professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, and a Fellow at Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU), Munich, Germany. He is also a co-Director of the Alberta Center for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS). He works on the nexus between remote sensing, ground-based wireless sensor networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT) for environmental monitoring. Dr. Sanchez-Azofeifa has been the recipient of several national and international awards including a Fulbright Fellowship, the Aldo Leopold Leadership from the Wood’s Institute for Environment at Stanford University, the Canadian Forest Service Merit Award, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Sciences Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research, the McCalla Research Professorship, and the Faculty of Science Research Fellowship. He has also received the Sir McMaster Fellowship by Australia’s Commonwealth Science and Research Innovation Organization (CSIRO), and the 2016 Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation honored him for his Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Technology and Innovation. In 2008, he entered the top 1% of citations in the world for the field of Environment & Ecology in Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters. He has published 200+ scientific papers and two books.

Linda Steg  University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Linda Steg is professor of environmental psychology at the University of Groningen. She studies factors influencing sustainable behaviour, the effects and acceptability of strategies aimed at promoting sustainable behaviour, and public perceptions of technology and system changes. She is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is laureate of the Dutch Royal Decoration with appointment as the Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and laureate of the Stevin prize of the Dutch Research Council,  one of the two highest scientific distinctions in the Netherlands. She was lead author of the IPCC special report on 1.5°C and AR6, and participates in various interdisciplinary and international research programmes in which she collaborates with practitioners working in industry, governments and NGOs.

Yele Sun Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yele Sun is a professor of State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He earned his PhD in physical chemistry in 2006 at the Beijing Normal University, China, and he did postdoctoral researches in State University of New York at Albany, University of California, Davis, and Colorado State University. His current areas of interest cover aerosol composition, sources, formation mechanisms, and evolution processes; atmospheric boundary layer and its interaction with atmospheric complex pollution; aqueous-phase processes in clouds; indoor air pollution. He is author and co-author of more than 350 peer-reviewed papers with a total citation of 20,000+ and an H-index of 69. He has been selected as Clarivate “highly cited researcher” from 2019 to 2022 in Cross-field and Geosciences. He has received several awards including the TWAS-CAS Young Scientist 2022 Award for Frontier Science, the Jeoujang Jaw Outstanding Science Award for Young and Middle-aged Scientists in Atmospheric Physics, the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Earth Sciences, and the Young Scientist Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Editorial Board

Sanna Ala-Mantila, University of Helsinki, Finland

Ammar Mohammed AL-Farga, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saleem Ali, University of Delaware, USA

Nadia Ameli, University College London, UK

Mukunda Dev Behera,  Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Punyasloke Bhadury, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India

Alexander Bouwman, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Elizabeth Boyer, Penn State University, USA

Andrew Bunn, Western Washington University, USA

Jennifer Burney, University of California San Diego, USA

David Cappelletti, University of Perugia, Italy

Yong Chen, University of Maine, USA

Ian Colbeck, University of Essex, UK

Arona Diedhiou, University of Grenoble-Alpes, France

Dat Tien Doan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Mamdouh El Haj Assad, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sabine Fuss, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany

Dustin Garrick, University of Waterloo, Canada

Maofa Ge, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Laura Geer, SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, USA

Amanda Giang, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Jessica Gephart, University of Washington, USA

Baojing Gu, Zhejiang University, People’s Republic of China

Jianping Guo, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, People’s Republic of China

Anders Hansen, University of Leicester, UK

Aixue Hu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Gordon (Guohe) Huang, University of Regina, Canada

Jessica Jewell, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Nancy Karanja, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Huimin Lei, Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China

Genovaitė Liobikienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Pan Liu, Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China

Pingping Luo, Chang’an University, People’s Republic of China

Shunsuke Managi, Kyushu University, Japan

Musa Manzi, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa

Zhifu Mi, University College London, UK

Chiyuan Miao, Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China

Nobuhito Mori, Kyoto University, Japan

Alexander Olchev, Moscow State University, Russia

Gbemi Oluleye, Imperial College London, UK

Stephen Taiwo Onifade, University of Vaasa, Finland

Debajit Palit, NTPC School of Business , India

Goda Perlaviciute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo, Canada

Peter Ryan, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Rajeev Saraswat, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India

Miaogen Shen, Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China

Kayla Stan, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Roberto Tognetti, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Krishna Vadrevu, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA

Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Shuo Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Xinming Wang, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Wilfried Winiwarter, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Yiping Wu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People’s Republic of China

Yuting Yang, Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China

Chun Zhao, University of Science and Technology of China, People’s Republic of China

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