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Environmental Research Communications

Editorial board


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

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, a research scholar at NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, USA and lead scientist at the RAS Institute of Oceanography, Russia. 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.

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.

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.

Wilfried Winiwarter International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Wilfried Winiwarter studies the human impacts on the nitrogen cycle in the environment. Foremost he is interested in the release of trace gases to the atmosphere, gases that pollute the air or contribute to global warming, and he also performs research on means to reduce such emissions. He works with agricultural scientists due to the key role of agriculture in the nitrogen cycle, but also with engineers to describe combustion and industrial release of nitrogen compounds, as well as with economists to project the future need of goods and products that rely on nitrogen in their making. He was appointed professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Zielona Gora in 2017, while maintaining a position as a Senior Research Scholar with the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. The latter position he held since 2003, in parallel with positions at the Austrian Institute of Technology (till 2012) and a professorship in systems sciences at the University of Graz in Austria. Prof. Winiwarter holds a habilitation (venia legendi, full privilege of academic teaching) from Vienna University of Technology. He also serves as a deputy chair to the Climate and Clean Air Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Editorial Board

Saleem Ali, University of Delaware, USA

Nadia Ameli, University College London, UK

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

Yong Chen, University of Maine, USA

Ian Colbeck, University of Essex, UK

Thomas Deetjen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Arona Diedhiou, University of Grenoble-Alpes, France

Sabine Fuss, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Dustin Garrick, University of Waterloo, Canada

Laura Geer, SUNY Downstate School of Public Health, USA

Amanda Giang, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Jessica Gephart, American University, USA

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

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

Kentaro Hayashi, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan

Jukka Heinonen, University of Iceland, Iceland

Jason Hill, University of Minneapolis, USA

Aixue Hu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Jessica Jewell, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Ranjeet John, University of South Dakota, USA

Nancy Karanja, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

P. Senthil Kumar, SSN College of Engineering, India

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

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

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

Lin Ma, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, People’s Republic of China

Musa Manzi, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa

Miriam Marlier, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Zhifu Mi, University College London, UK

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

Alexander Olchev, Moscow State University, Russia

Debajit Palit, NTPC School of Business , India

Goda Perlaviciute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Peter Ryan, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Maulin P Shah, Enviro Technology Limited, India

Christine Shearer, Global Energy Monitor, USA

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

Raquel Silva, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Kimberly Van Meter, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Krishna Vadrevu, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA

Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Shuo Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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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