Topical Advisory Panel


Centre for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, R. Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: spatial planning; planning systems; food planning; geographic information systems
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University Institute on Gender Studies and Department of Social Analysis, University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: ageing and old age; land/environment; gender and feminism; habitat/rural spaces; evaluation of programmes; caring/work; climate/social change; health; technologies; social psychology and sociology
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Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 90183 Umea, Sweden
Interests: land system science; social-ecological systems; ecosystem services; data analytics
Dr. David Gallar

Department of Social Sciences and Humanities / Instituto de Sociología y Estudios Campesinos (ISEC), University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: agricultural; land management
Land systems and Sustainable Land Management unit, Geographies of Sustainability Department, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: spatially explicit modelling of land use patterns and processes (peri-urban); land use change impacts on social-ecological systems; Integrated cloud-based geospatial computing, machine learning and R; Remote Sensing and in-situ based land degradation assessment, Composite Land Degradation Index, UN Land Degradation Neutrality; modelling vegetation processes, incl. crop conditions, with Remote Sensing satellite time series; Climate variability and climate change impact and adaptation; sustainable use of natural resources in smallholder agro-pastoral systems; GIS education across disciplines and in school
Dr. Tomohiro Akiyama
Advanced Research Laboratories, Tokyo City University, Tokyo 158-8557, Japan
Interests: sustainability science; sustainability education; global environmental studies; environmental ethics and education; environmental engineering; natural and human geography; remote sensing and geographic information system; earth science; hydrology; meteorology; ecology (field observation, lab-experiment, numerical modeling); quantum physics; muon science; muon experiment; particle physics; high energy physics; nanoscience; nanotechnology; human science; anthropology; comparative civilization; history of science; history of ideas; metaphysics; thanatology and science of near death experiences; public policy; public philosophy; social science; social decision making; innovation science; epigenetics; brain science and neuroscience; information theory; big data analytics (natural language processing, text mining, data mining, and machine learning algorithms)
The Department of Geomatics Engineering & Land Management, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine BB11000, Trinidad and Tobago
Interests: remote sensing; land cover mapping; photogrammetry; spatial analysis
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1. Land Management Group, School of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
2. Principal Scientific Officer, Soil Unit, Natural Resources Management Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
3. Senior Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur 1701, Bangladesh
Interests: conservation agriculture; cropping systems; climate change mitigation; life cycle assessment; environmental science; plant nutrition; soil physics; nutrient cycling in intensive cropping agro-ecosystems; carbon sequestration; C and N footprints; critical limits of nutrients for soils and crops; fertiliser rate determination; organic agriculture; heavy metal remediation; agronomic biofortification
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Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto University, P.O. Box 14100, 00076 Espoo, Finland
Interests: monitoring ecosystem state; remote sensing; climate change; land surface albedo
Department of forestry & Management of the Environment & Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Vasilissis Sofias 12, 671 00 Xanthi, Greece
Interests: forest policy; environmental policy; decision making; sustainable development
Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytokou Street, 38446 Volos, Greece
Interests: soil physics; irrigation; hydraulics
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Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES), CMCC Foundation—Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Viale Trieste 127, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: sustainable food systems; food policy; water policy; sustainable diets; urban food policy; food waste
Department of Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: social-ecological systems; urban–rural gradients; land planning; simulation scenarios; landscape structure; global change; socioeconomic models
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Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, 8333 Volos, Greece
Interests: institutional economics; commons; real estate; urban economics
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali (SAAF), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 13 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: land market analysis; farmland evaluation; real estate appraisal; monetary valuation methodologies of environmental resources; ecosystem services economic valuations; consumer behaviour analysis; environmental impact assessment
School of Science, Engineering and Environment, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Manchester, Salford M5 4WT, UK
Interests: land use planning and urban development processes; land/property and natural resource administration and management; heritage conservation and management; real estate and development economics; urbanisation, urban growth, governance, and housing; environment and sustainable development; infrastructure development and financing; property valuation and management
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Dr. Muhammad Amjad Bashir
College of Agriculture, Bahadur Sub-Campus Layyah, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan
Interests: soil science; soil health; nutrient cycling in agriculture
Laboratory IRAMAT-UMR-7065 CNRS, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UTBM), 90010 Belfort, France
Interests: landscape design/landscape architecture; data computation
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Dr. Carlos Bateira
Dep. Geografia da, Universidade do Porto, Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: physical geography; soil erosion; spatial analysis; mapping; geographic information system; geospatial science; surveying; environment; digital mapping; hydrology
Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza, University of Rome, Via Flaminia 72, 00196 Rome, Italy
Interests: urban land; sustainable development dimensions and urban agglomeration
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Department STEBICEF, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: landscape ecology; vegetation science; botany; biodiversity biocultural landscape; historical ecology
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Dr. Alison E. Beresford
RSPB Centre For Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH11 1TE, UK
Interests: conservation; remote sensing; land cover change; protected areas; key biodiversity areas; species distribution modelling; google earth engine
Department of Spatial Analysis and Real Estate Market, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 15 Prawocheńskiego St., 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: real estate economics; socio-economic geography; land management; spatial econometrics; housing market analysis; property valuation; cadastral systems, catastrophe theory
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School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093, USA
Interests: land use dynamics; forest ecosystem; political economy of forestry sector; ecosystem services; urban planning/smart city; tourism; terrorism; federalism; international border conflict; geovisualization; climate change; environmental analysis; vulnerability; food security; nutrition; sustainable agriculture; sustainable development; hydropower development; water recharge; political ecology; ethnicity; demographic changes; migration; income inequality and economic development; transportation
Department of Socio-Economic Geography, Institute of Spatial Management and Geography, Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: spatial planning; urban analysis; optimization of urban space; spatiotemporal analysis; fuzzy set theory; changes in land use and land cover
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Dr. Andrzej Bobiec
Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Land Management and Environmental Protection, College of Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszów, ul. Zelwerowicza 4, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
Interests: forest ecology and management; agroecology; silvopastoralism and wooded farmlands; conservation; landscape dendroecological reconstruction
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Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: land systems; agroecology; nature conservation; political ecology; environmental justice; rural development
Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS Bratislava, branch Nitra, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: geography; landscape ecology; remote sensing; geoinformatics; geomorphology; land use change; landscape pattern physical geography; geostatistical analysis; natural hazards
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Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture (DiCAR), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: urban economics; urban management; decision support systems in planning; urban democracy; sustainable development models; social studies
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