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Environmental Research Letters

Editorial board


The international Editorial Board includes prominent researchers and emerging leaders from all areas of environmental science. The Editor-in-Chief provides leadership and management of the Editorial Board and influences the strategy of the Journal, in co-operation with the Publisher. The Editorial Board is comprised of two sections; with the Executive Editorial Board focused on article commissioning, and the Editorial Board focused on peer reviewing activities.

Both Editorial Board sections are encouraged to collaborate, and act as ambassadors for the Journal and IOPP; fostering strong relationships between the journal and the scientific community. Through the process of Board Member appointment, we strive to meet aims for gender, geographic, and ethnic diversity.


Daniel M Kammen University of California, Berkeley, USA
Energy science and engineering, renewable energy, energy efficiency, risk assessment, climate change and energy futures, energy systems in developed and developing nations

Executive Editorial Board

Laura Diaz Anadon University of Cambridge, UK
Energy policy, science and innovation policy, technological change, energy systems analysis, renewable energy, nuclear power, research and development, climate change mitigation, decision-making under uncertainty, sustainable development, integrated resource management

Govindasamy Bala Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Earth system modeling, global climate change, geoengineering, radiative forcing and feedbacks, global carbon and biogeochemical cycles, climatic effects of land cover and land use change, impacts of climate change on forestry and water resources, global water cycle and regional monsoon systems

Michael Dove Yale University, USA
Anthropology of climate change, cultural and political dimensions of natural disasters, indigenous knowledge, conservation and development, history and sociology of science, swidden agriculture, tropical forests and grasslands, environmental history, ecological anthropology, Asia

Navroz Dubash Centre for Policy Research, India
Climate change, energy, air pollution, water policy, and the politics of regulation in the developing world

Hallie Eakin Arizona State University, USA
Climate change, food systems, globalization, vulnerability, adaptation, political-economic change, social-ecological resilience

Scott Goetz Northern Arizona University, USA
Ecosystem responses to climate change, feedbacks between forest productivity, disturbance and climate, remote sensing, land use change, biodiversity

Naota Hanasaki National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Hydrology, climate change impacts and adaptation, infrastructure, dams and reservoirs, environmental indicators trade, food, Asia, Integrated Assessment Modelling, environmental databases, Earth System Modelling

Elizabeth King University of Georgia, USA
Community and ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, dryland vegetation dynamics, social-ecological systems, pastoralism in Africa, Georgia coastal salt marshes, resilience, sustainability science

Jintai Lin Peking University, China
Globalizing air pollution, transboundary pollution through atmospheric processes and economic trade activities, local-regional-global scale interactions, air pollutants – particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and ozone, chemical transport models, climate-chemistry models, satellite remote sensing, top-down emission estimate, environmental input-output analysis, and consumption-based environmental accounting

Jan Minx Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Germany
Evidence synthesis, systematic reviews & maps, global environmental assessments, climate change mitigation, mitigation policies and governance, carbon dioxide removal, energy transitions, machine learning for evidence synthesis, big data/literature, climate change and cities, carbon footprinting, material flow analysis & LCA

Herbert Prins Wageningen University, Netherlands
Animal and plant ecology, natural resources, tropical africa, tropics, grazing, plant-animal interactions, plant-herbivore interactions, savannas

Daniel Rubenstein Princeton University, USA
Behavioral ecology, decision making in animals, social structure and behavioral relationships within a population, conservation biology

Fubao Sun Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Global hydrology, climate change impact, land surface models, evaporation and precipitation, floods and droughts, water resources, land-atmosphere interaction, ecohydrology, climate model evaluation, land use and land cover change, statistical hydrology

Editorial Board

Inês Azevedo Stanford University
Sustainable energy systems, consumer behavior, climate change mitigation, energy models and economics, renewable energy, nuclear power, transportation systems and policies, climate change policy, environmental analysis and economics, life-cycle assessment

Michelle L Bell Yale University, USA
Air pollution, climate change, environmental health, epidemiology, climate policy, environmental justice

Isabella Bovolo Durham University, UK
Climate & water; catchment hydrology (monitoring and modelling), regional climate modelling, analysis of climate model data, land use change and climate change impact assessment, tropical ecosystem services, coupled human and natural systems, Amazon forest, Guiana Shield

Benjamin Brock Northumbria University, UK
Cryospheric science, energy balance and melt modelling of snow and ice, micrometeorology, climate change, mountain hydrology, water sustainability in mountain regions

Wenjia Cai Tsinghua University, China
Climate mitigation, climate impacts, pollution, environmental economics, renewable energy, emission scenarios, bioenergy and regional climate mitigation

Tendai Chitewere San Francisco State University, USA
Sustainable communities, food, urban agriculture, consumption, green consumerism, green lifestyles, environmental justice

Rebecca Colvin Australian National University, Australia
Social-political conflict about climate and environment issues, social identity and values, social experiences of energy transition focused on wind, coal, and unconventional gas, communication and engagement on climate and environment

Felix Creutzig Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cities, sustainable urban form, climate change mitigation and co-benefits in urban transport, dynamic efficiency of infrastructures, bioenergy assessments

Kyle Davis University of Delaware, USA
Food system sustainability and resilience; socio-environmental effects of large-scale land acquisitions; human migration and environmental change; global food supply chain disruptions

Ruth DeFries Columbia University, USA
Land use, remote sensing, food systems, deforestation, tropical forests, tropical agriculture, India, sustainability

Xiangzheng Deng Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Natural resources and ecosystem security; environmental geography and management; urbanization and global environment change; sustainability-based decision making.

Ralph Dubayah University of Maryland, USA
Remote sensing, surface energy and water balance, carbon cycling, biodiversity, terrestrial ecosystems

Kristie Ebi University of Washington, USA
Health impacts of climate variability and change, projected health risks of climate change scenarios, health co-benefits, health adaptation, vulnerability and adaptation assessments, national adaptation plans and planning

Andrew Elmore University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA
Optical remote sensing, light detection and ranging, land use and land cover change, groundwater, forest ecosystems, phenology, urban ecosystems, desert ecosystems, atmospheric dust generation, spatial modeling, wetland response to sea level rise, stable isotope ecology

Matei Georgescu Arizona State University, USA
Urban climate and meteorology, urban adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy, biofuels, modeling of regional climate and climate change, land-atmosphere interactions, sustainability, land use and land cover change

Sharon Gourdji National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Climate change impacts on agriculture, seasonal climate and agricultural forecasting, agricultural water use, carbon monitoring, urban greenhouse gas emissions, atmospheric inverse modeling, geostatistics

Donna Green University of New South Wales, Australia
Indigenous knowledge, climate adaptation, vulnerability, energy policy and interdisciplinary environmental issues

Emily Grubert University of Notre Dame, USA

Socioenvironmental assessment, life cycle assessment, energy systems, energy-water nexus, environmental social science, digital humanities, environmental justice, community-based research, energy policy, water resources management

Giles Harrison University of Reading, UK
Physics of atmospheric aerosol particles, development of instruments for physical atmospheric measurements, atmospheric electricity, lightning, environmental radioactivity and ionisation

Tracey Holloway University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Air pollution chemistry, atmospheric models, energy use, public health assessments, climate policy

George Hurtt University of Maryland, USA
Carbon, land-use, ecology, biodiversity, terrestrial ecosystems, climate change, earth system science, sustainability, mathematical modeling, remote sensing

Arpad Horvath University of California, Berkeley, USA
Life-cycle assessment, environmental assessment of civil infrastructure systems

Robert Jackson Stanford University, USA
Earth systems, global change, climate impacts, carbon cycle, land use, terrestrial ecology, energy

Paulina Jaramillo Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Energy systems analysis, sustainable energy systems, energy for global development, power system modeling, life cycle assessment, energy and climate change, energy and air quality, energy for transportation, climate impacts and mitigation, climate adaptation

Juan Pablo Juliá Tucuman National University, Argentina
Wildlife management, captive breeding and management, biology and ecology of Ungulates, wildlife conservation and biodiversity, reintroduction and other conservation translocations.

Shinjiro Kanae Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Terrestrial hydrology, climate change impact assessment, land surface models, hydrological models, floods and droughts, global water resources, water withdrawal and consumption, land-atmosphere interaction, Asian monsoon, heavy precipitation

Elena Kukavskaya Sukachev Institute of Forest of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Russian Federation
Boreal forests, wildfires, fire ecology, fire effects, fuel loads, fire emissions, fire management

Myanna Lahsen Wageningen University, Netherlands
Science-policy-society interface, environmental risk perceptions and uncertainty, transitions towards sustainability, politics of environmental knowledge and expertise (epistemic governance), anthropology/sociology of science, food and water security and governance, media analysis and political economy of mass media, United States, Latin America, the Global South.

Kara Lavender Law Sea Education Association, USA
Marine debris and litter, enironmental degradation of plastics, distribution of plastic marine debris driven by ocean physics, large-scale ocean circulation and transport, intermediate and deep water formation in the North Atlantic, meridional overturning circulation, ocean deep convection.

Natalie Mahowald Cornell University, USA
Natural aerosols, biogeochemical feedbacks, climate modeling, Earth system modeling, aerosol biogeochemistry

Katrin Meissner University of New South Wales, Australia
Climate change (past, present and future), physical oceanography, paleoceanography, biogeochemistry, Earth System modelling

Lidia Morawska University of Queensland, Australia
Air quality and the environment, atmospheric aerosols, human exposure, sources and control of air pollution, indoor air quality, air quality and human health, airborne particulate matter

Mark New University of Cape Town, South Africa
Climate change monitoring, detection, attribution, regional climate modelling and scenarios, climate vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, climate policy

Chuks Okereke University of Reading, UK
Global Environmental Governance, Climate Change Politics/Policy, International Relations/Regime theory, Ethics and Justice in International Institutions, International/Global Political Economy, Oil Politics, North-south Equity

Shonali Pachauri International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Energy poverty and access, energy and environmental economics, energy and development, energy and climate policy

Margaret Palmer University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA
River and stream restoration; geomorphology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and wetland biogeochemistry, hydrology, and carbon dynamics

Joy Jacqueline Pereira University Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM), Malaysia
Disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mineral resource management for sustainable development, with a focus on linking science to policy

Stefan Rahmstorf Potsdam University, Germany
Climate change, past, present and future climate change, role of oceans in climate change

Navin Ramankutty University of British Columbia, Canada
Food security, sustainability, global environmental change, agriculture, crop production, global data, land use change, climate change, ecosystem modelling, crop modelling, ecosystem services, carbon cycle

Stefan Reis UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Air pollution, integrated assessment, atmospheric modelling, cost-benefit assessment, cost-effectiveness assessment, nitrogen, environmental health, public health, environmental modelling, enviromental informatics, data science, ecological public health

Joeri Rogelj Imperial College London, UK & International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Connecting insights from geoscience to climate policy. Integrated assessment modelling, scenario analysis, carbon budgets, uncertainty analysis, trade-offs and synergies between air-pollution, climate and development policies

Bridget Scanlon University of Texas, Austin, USA
Water and sustainability, evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater resources, the application of numerical models for simulating variably saturated flow and transport, and the assessment of natural and anthropogenic contamination of aquifers, including arsenic and nitrate

Ursula Scharler University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ecosystem modelling and analysis, food webs, estuarine ecology, coastal and marine ecology, energy and nutrient budgets, stoichiometry, connectivity, ecosystem impacts and fisheries, mangrove ecology

Jana Sillmann Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Norway
Weather and climate extremes, climate change, climate variability, climate model evaluation, climate impacts, atmospheric circulation patterns, weather patterns, air pollution, ozone, risk assessment

Margaret Skutsch Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Forest carbon, degradation, enhancement, dry tropical forest, forest sink, politics of climate change mitigation, REDD+, payments for ecosystem services, command-and-control, community management

Steven Smith Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Integrated analysis of air pollutant emissions, climate change, energy, and socioeconomic scenarios; greenhouse gas metrics; historical emission inventories

Carolyn Stephens UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Environmental health, biodiversity and ecology, interdisciplinary philosophy and humanities, environmental ethics, indigenous knowledge, environmental justice, urban environment

Nicola Stevens University of Oxford, UK
Global change in savanna ecosystems; vegetation dynamics, woody encroachment, fire and herbivory regimes

Leah Stokes University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Climate change, renewable energy, water and chemicals policy, climate and environmental politics, the role that utilities have played in promoting climate denial and rolling back clean energy laws, representation and public opinion, voting behavior and public policy, particularly at the state level.

Claudia Tebaldi National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Climate; detection and attribution, climate scenarios, global climate model projections, extreme events, statistical climatology, uncertainty quantification, multi-model ensembles, impacts of climate change at global scales

Michelle van Vliet Wageningen University, Netherlands
Global water resources modelling, global/regional water quality and pollution assessments, climate change impacts on water resources, water-food-energy nexus, cross-sectoral competition for water resources, water scarcity, sector water use modelling and assessment, environmental flow requirements, hydropower and thermoelectric power modelling, model intercomparision and multi-model assessments

Kaicun Wang College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China
Climate change, land-atmosphere interaction, urban heat island, evapotranspiration, land surface energy budget, surface solar radiation, surface longwave radiation, homogenization, land surface model, drought

Frank Wania University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Environmental chemistry, persistent organic pollutants, contaminant exposure, bioaccumulation, environmental phase distribution, contaminant fate model, air sampling, chemical long range transport, chemical assessment, chemical property prediction

Bingyi Wu Fudan University, China
Arctic atmospheric circulation variability, Arctic sea ice-atmosphere interaction, Arctic warming, linkage between Arctic and mid-latitudes, East Asian monsoon variability and its impact, extreme cold/heatwave event

Chuixiang Yi Queens College, City University of New York, USA
Tree mortality, forest resilience and tipping points, ecosystem responses to extreme weather and climate, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, eddy flux measurements and modelling from globally synthetic data analysis to site-specific analysis

Huiling Yuan Nanjing University, China
Hydrometeorology, numerical weather prediction, ensemble forecasting, land surface processes, land-atmosphere interaction, heavy precipitation, data assimilation, hydrological models, floods and droughts, weather and climate extremes, aviation meteorology

Julie Zimmerman Yale University, USA
Green chemistry and engineering, algal biomass for fuels, environmentally benign chemicals and materials, water treatment technologies, nanomaterials in the environment, policy design and analysis for sustainability, corporate environmental behavior

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