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Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography


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ISSN: 2157-7625
 
 
 
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Editorial Board

 
Gulnihal Ozbay

Editor-in-Chief
Gulnihal Ozbay, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Delaware State University, USA
Tel: (302) 857 6476
Fax: (302) 857 6402

Delaware State University
 Biography :

Dr. Ozbay’s is a Research Associate Professor in Delaware State University,did her Ph.D on Fisheries and Aquaculture (Concentration: WaterQuality & Aquaculture) Her research and outreach programs are established to help preserve natural resources and health of Delaware’s Bays and monitor predicted changes that could be helpful to the state agencies in decision making and management. Food Safety Laboratory she established by the funding provided by USDA-FSIS Program has enabled Dr. Ozbay to conduct collaborative projects with the USDA ARS Laboratories and other research institutions in catfish inspection from retail establishments and allow faculty and students to involve comprehensive seafood quality monitoring and hands-on training efforts, this program is expected to continue and enhance program capacity in the college. GIS Laboratory will be established along with the workshops and classes regarding integration of GIS & Remote Sensing for the gobal climate change issues

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Ozbay’s research and outreach education programs focus on the habitat restoration, she also has research programs to identify environmental stresses and relationships between water quality and naturally occurring bacteria that could be potentially harmful to either aquatic species or humans once consumed via investigation of shellfish tissues using both microbiological and genetic methods. In addition, she is looking at cellular response and population structures of several harmful algal species in Delaware waters as results of changes in temperature, CO2, nutrients, and other changes associated with climate change phenomena.  Her research and outreach programs are established to help preserve natural resources and health of Delaware’s Bays and monitor predicted changes that could be helpful to the state agencies in decision making and management. Along with ecological services (i.e. water filtration, feeding and hiding ground for juveniles fishes, forage habitat) shellfish stabilize our coasts and increase bio-diversity. As her outreach goals, she plans to offer drinking water quality clinic and public seminar to discuss potential issues with having private wells and what treatment to use and expand community outreach oyster gardening program for habitat restoration.

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Makoto Emoto

Editor-in-Chief
Makoto Emoto
Professor
International University of Health and Welfare
Japan
Tel:  +81-92-835-1100
Fax:  +81-92-835-1102

International University of Health and Welfare
 Biography :

Dr. Makoto Emoto is the Professor of International University of Health and Welfare, Japan. He received his Ph.D Degree in 1992 from Fukuoka University Medical School. He has authored more than 40 publications in leading journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cancer Imaging, Angiogenesis, Ultrasound Therapy, Drug Delivey System
 

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Debra W Jackson

Executive Editor
Debra W. Jackson, Ph.D
Department of Biology
University of Louisiana
Monroe
USA

University of Louisiana
 Biography :

Dr. Debra W. Jackson received her B. S. in Microbiology from Louisiana State University in 1991 and her M.S. in Biology from Southern University in 1993. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences- Microbiology and Immunology in 2001 at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth. She went on to Post-doctoral fellowships at both the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Health Sciences Center. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she is the Pre-medical Advisor and the Microbiology Laboratory Coordinator. She is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Microbiology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

My overall interest is in bacterial biofilms, and the research questions currently being addressed in my laboratory are: 1. Identification and characterization of biofilm forming bacteria in aquatic environments and their role in the aquatic ecosystem. 2. Identification novel antimicrobial and quorum sensing factors in native Louisiana plants. 3. Characterizing the effects of biomarkers on microbial biofilm formation in vitro and in vivo.

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Khalijah Binti Awang

Executive Editor
Khalijah Binti Awang, Ph.D
Professor
University of Malaya
Malaysia

University of Malaya
 Biography :

Prof. Dr. Khalijah Awang obtained her bachelor degree (BSc. Hons.) in Chemistry (minor in Environmental studies) from University of Waterloo, Canada. Her MSc degree is from University Malaya in field of Natural Products (Alkaloids from selected Annonaceae species). She was then employed by University Malaya as a tutor. Later she continued her doctorate studies at the Institute de Chimie des Substances Naturelles in Gif s/Yvette, France. She obtained her Ph.D. from Universite Rene Descartes (Paris V). At present, she is a professor at University Malaya. She teaches courses to undergraduates (Natural products, Food Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomolecules and Spectroscopy). She also leads several projects on natural products and medicinal chemistry

Biography
 Research Interest :

Her research revolve around the isolation, structural elucidation, synthesis/hemisynthesis of natural products analogues, bioactivities of natural/synthetic compounds and QSAR studies of bioactive compounds. Recently she is also involved in green chemistry research: green anti-corrosive agents and super critical fluid extraction and identification of the compounds extracted).

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Yu Pin Lin

Executive Editor
Yu-Pin Lin, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Tel.  886-2-33663467
Fax  886-2-2368-6980

 Biography :

Yu-Pin Lin, is a professor in the department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering at National Taiwan University in Taiwan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in USA. Prof. Lin has interested in ecosystem services, quantitative methods of landscape ecology, eco-hydrological and hydrogeological modeling, water quality modeling, geostatistical spatiotemporal methods, multi-scale analysis, and optimal sampling design. He is also an associate editor of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment journal, and the chief managing editor of Paddy and Water Environment journal published by Springer. Moreover, Dr. Lin has been as editorial board members for more than other 5 international journals, and as reviewers for more than 30 international journals. Additionally, Prof. Lin has been awarded a national outstanding research award by National Science Council of Taiwan government in 2011.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Spatial Statistics and modeling in Environmental and Ecological Systems Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing in Environmental and Ecological Systems Landscape Ecology Ecosystem Services Land-use Planning and Modeling System Dynamic Modeling in Environmental and ecological systems Freshwater Monitoring and Modeling Optimal Environmental Monitoring Network Design Ecohydrology Groundwater Modeling Soil Heavy Metal Pollution Assessment Multiscale analysis in Environmental and Ecological Systems Optimization Techniques

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Deborah Beal

Deborah Beal, Ph.D
Professors & Chair
Environmental Biology and Ecological Studies
Illinois College
USA
Tel. 217-245-3463

Illinois College
 Biography :

She received her PhD from University of Missouri Columbia in 1991 She worked as Assistant Professor in Biology department Illinois College from 1990 to 1997 then she worked as Associate Professor Biology Illinois College from 1997 to present She is currently working as Professor in Environmental Biology and Ecological Studies from 2004She also worked as Coordinator in Environmental Studies Program Illinois College 2000present and as Visiting Professor in Environmental Council University of Illinois form 2000 to 2002

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Biology and Ecological Studies

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Thomas M Iliffe

Thomas M. Iliffe, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston, USA
Tel. 409 740-4454
Fax 409 740-5001

 Biography :

Thomas M. Iliffe is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas AM University at Galveston TAMUG where he teaches courses in Biospeleology Scientific Diving and Tropical Marine Ecology Prior to coming to TAMUG in 1989 Tom worked for 11 years as a Research Scientist at the Bermuda Biological Station It was in Bermuda that he became interested in marine cave biology On this relatively small low lying island numerous limestone caves are found close to the sea By diving in the tidal saltwater pools of these caves Tom discovered an unprecedented variety of crustaceans and other marine animals that are specially adapted to the cave environment Tom has led expeditions worldwide to study and collect animals from underwater caves in the Atlantic Mediterranean and IndoPacific Diving explorations of such caves has resulted in the discovery of 168 new species 55 new genera 7 new families and 3 new orders Currently Tom and his graduate students are conducting studies of marine caves in the Bahamas Bermuda and Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

Biography
 Research Interest :

Marine Cave Biology; Diving Research; Ecology; Systematics; Coastal Development; Ecotourism; Endangered Species; Habitat Loss; Hypoxia; Pollution; Geographic Information Science (GIS).

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Jerome A Jackson

Jerome A. Jackson, Ph.D
Professor
Ecological Sciences
Florida Gulf Coast University
USA
Tel.  239-590-7193
Fax  239-590-7200

Florida Gulf Coast University
 Biography :

Jackson is Professor of Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University He has received honors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science The American Ornithologistrsquo;s Union and the Explorerrsquo;s Club Jackson cohosted a weekly natureoriented television segment called Southern Outdoors on CBS and currently produces a daily segment called With the Wild Things on public radio He received BS 1965 in Zoology from Iowa State Universityand PhD 1970 in Zoology from University of Kansas He has authored about many Publications that include research articles

Biography
 Research Interest :

Avian and reptilian behavioral ecology; biogeography of invasive and endangered species; barrier island ecosystem ecology; forest ecology; conservation biology; history of ornithology.

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Sammy M Ray

Sammy M. Ray, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University
USA
Tel.409-740-4526

 Biography :

He received BS in Zoology 1942 from Louisiana State University MS in Biology 1952 from Rice University and PhD in Biology 1954 from Rice University He us a Fellow of American Society of Fishery Research Bi IJilogists He has authored about many Publications that include research articles He has more than 60 years of teaching experience Over the past fifty years he have delivered many papers at professional meetings on different biological studies of oysters dis Jases such as the susceptibility to and the effect of different parasites and bacteria; and phytoplankton studies dealing with red rsquo;[ides marine toxins and the effects of petroleUII!l products on marine organisms especially Iysters Between 1948 and 2001 he have served ~ lEi sole author or coauthor of 69 papers publ shed in various scientific journals

Biography
 Research Interest :

Marine Biology, Oyster Biology, Oyster Aquaculture and Hatcheries Invertebrate Pathology, Environmental Impact Assessment and Coastal Zone Management.

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Alex Chow

Alex Chow, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
Clemson University
USA

Clemson University
 Biography :

Dr. Alex Chow has done his Ph.D. Hydrologic Science in The University of California, Davis – 2000. M.S. Hydrologic Science – University of California, Davis – 1998 B.S. Chemistry with minor in Chemical Engineering – University of California, Berkeley – 1994

Biography
 Research Interest :

Halocarbon Biogeochemistry - Evaluating the influences of sea level rise on halocarbon formation, greenhouse gas emissions, and other biogeochemical processes in coastal wetlands and blackwater rivers
• Ecosystem Health - Studying the impacts of climate change and management practices on the characteristics of dissolved organic matter and accumulations of pollutants in ecosystems
• Engineering Application of Humic Substance - Examining photocatalytic and redox properties of natural organic matter and their potential applications in advanced oxidation process and microbial fuel cell
 

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Hiroshi Ueda

Hiroshi Ueda, Ph.D
Professor
Laboratory of Aquatic Bio resources and Ecosystem
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
Japan

 

Hokkaido University
 Biography :

Hiroshi Ueda is a Director of Toya Lake StationField Science Center for Northern Biosphere Hokkaido UniversityProfessor of Laboratory of Aquatic Bioresources and EcosystemField Science Center for Northern Biosphere Hokkaido UniversityProfessor of Course in Aquatic Biology Division of Biosphere ScienceGraduate School of Environmental Science Hokkaido UniversityHe has received a PhD in Fisheries Science from Hokkaido University Hakodate Japan 1981He has received a PhD in Medical Science from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health Kitakyushu Japan 1989He received Scientific Achievement Award in Fisheries Science form the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science 2005 and the Akiyama Life Science Award from the Akiyama Life Science Foundation 2010He is serving as an editorial board member of 2 journals and reviewer of 17 journalsNumber of publication is 130 and number of book is 22

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fish Physiology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neurobiology, Behavioral Physiology, Environmental Biology.

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Pei Fen Lee

Pei-Fen Lee, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
National Taiwan University
Taiwan
Tel. 886-2-33662469
Fax 886-2-23623501

 Biography :

Pei-Fen Lee graduated from the National Taiwan, Taiwan, with B.S. and M.S. degrees, and the University of Michigan, Mich, USA, with a Ph.D. degree. He is a Professor and the Director in the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research focuses mainly on landscape and community ecology as well as on reserve design and nature resources management using remote sensing and GIS techniques. He has published his results in journals such as Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography, Diversity and Distribution, Ecography, Ecosystems, Zoological Studies, Ecological Modeling, Journal of Asian Earth Science, Wilson Bulletin, Pacific Conservation Biology, Marine Ecology and Progress Series, Wetlands, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Journal of Botany, and Taiwania.

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John Pierce Wise

John Pierce Wise, Ph.D
Director
Department of Applied Medical Sciences
University of Southern Maine
USA
Tel. (207) 228-8050
Fax (207) 228-8518

University of Southern Maine
 Biography :

Dr John Wise is the Principal Investigator of the Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology He is a Professor of Toxicology and Molecular Epidemiology in the Department of Applied Medical Sciences and Director of the Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health at the University of Southern MaineDr Wise received the Brown medal and Frank Preti award for excellence in academics and athletics and was inducted into the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Chapter of the National Honor Society He holds appointments at the Edgerton Research Laboratory in the New England Aquarium Ocean Alliance Mystic Aquarium and Sea Research Foundation the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory the University of New England and the graduate school of the University of Maine He serves on the Maine Governor’s Task Force for Safer Chemicals in Consumer Products the State of Maine Environmental Risk Advisory Committee the Maine State Science and Technology Advisory Board and on the Maine State Surface Water Ambient Toxics monitoring program

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests include toxicology of metals and particulates, marine toxicology, and molecular epidemiology.

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Krish Jayachandran

Krish Jayachandran, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
Florida International University
USA
Tel.  (305) 348-6553
Fax  (305) 348-6137

Florida International University
 Biography :

Dr Krishnaswamy Jayachandran is Associate Professor of soil microbiology/soil science in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University Dr Jayachandran received his PhD in Plant Pathology with specialization in soil microbiology and soil science from Kansas State University in 1991 and a master’s degree in agricultural microbiology in 1983 from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore IndiaHe authored about 55 peer reviewed publications in Science Citation Index Journals

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Jayachandran’s current research focuses on biological control of invasive plant species in South Florida, biodegradation processes and mitigation potential for freshwater and marine toxins, mycorrhizal fungal interactions with tropical plants for conservation/restoration, and agroecology/sustainable agriculture. Using microbiology as a central tool, he is specialized in nutrient cycling and soil quality in wetland and upland systems, microbial diversity and activity in soils, pesticide degradation, transport, and potential groundwater contamination, isolation and characterization of pesticide degrading microorganisms, biocontrol of invasive plant species, bioenergy and microbial hydrogen production, marine and freshwater toxins and microbial degradation, and soil-plant-microbial interactions.

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Yongsheng Chen

Yongsheng Chen, Ph.D
Associate Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Tel.  404-894-3089
Fax  404-894-2278

Georgia Institute of Technology
 Biography :

Dr Yongsheng Chen has received his PhD in Nankai University during the period of 1992 to 1995 Currently he is working as Associate Professor in Georgia Institute of Technology He has authored 50 research articles/books He is a member of AWWA and ACS He has received the editors’ choice award for the most significant technology based paper that was published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology in 2006 He has honored Motorola Teaching Award in 1997

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Yongsheng Chen joined School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. His primary interest is in the areas of: 1) the potential environmental applications of nanotechnology, including synthesizing novel nanomaterials for removal of contaminants from different media and monitoring environmental pollutants; 2) environmental implications of nanotechnology addressing potentially adverse impacts of nanomaterials, especially the fate, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environment. In addition, Dr. Chen is also interested in urban sustainability, including water/energy use efficiency and sustainable biofuels, focusing on algae related biofuel downstream issues. Dr. Chen has served as principal and co-principal investigator on grants totaling about 6 million dollars.

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Gobena Huluka

Gobena Huluka, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department Agronomy and Soils
Auburn University
USA
Tel.  (334)844-3926/3977
Fax  (334)887-6381

Auburn University
 Biography :

He received BS 1980 in Chemistry from Addis Ababa University MS 1985 and PhD 1990 in Agronomy and Soils from Auburn University He received S475 Emil Truog Soil Science Award Committee member 20032006 SSSAHe is authored about many research publications

Biography
 Research Interest :

Potassium Chemistry of Blackbelt Soils. Potassium nutrition of cotton. Precision Ag (use of digital imagery to precision mange corn N fertility). Spatial varability of soil chemical species. Imapct of concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) on water quality. Developing and/or modifying soil testing methodologies.

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Jaime R Alvarado Bremer

Jaime R. Alvarado Bremer, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston
USA

 Biography :

AlvaradoBremer Jaime Associate Professor of Marine Sciences and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences He received 1999 BS Universidad Autonoma Metropolitan 1983; MS University of Toronto 1988; PhD University of Toronto 1994 He has authored about many peerreviewed publications technical reports and nonrefereed publications presentations conference proceedings and posters

Biography
 Research Interest :

Conservation and population genetics of aquatic organisms with emphasis on large pelagic fishes primarily tunas and swordfish; molecular systematics and phylogenetics and biogeography of fishes; Adaptive significance of molecular and morphological traits; Studies of clinical genetic variation; implications of variance in reproductive success variance on the patterns of genetic variation of populations; genetics in mariculture.

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Jim Silliman

Jim Silliman, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
USA
Tel.361-825-3718
Fax 361-825-2050

 Biography :

Jim Silliman Is a Associate Professor of Chemistry at Texas AM University Corpus. He received PhD in marine geology and geochemistry from the University of Michigan in 1998. He has authored about many Publications that include research articles.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic geochemistry: Climate and environmental change and Differences in organic geochemical practices.

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Mitsuru Hirota

Mitsuru Hirota, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Japan
Tel. +81-29-853-6681

University of Tsukuba
 Biography :

Prof/Dr HIROTA has received his PhD in Tsukuba University Japan Currently he is working as an associate Professor in Tsukuba University

Biography
 Research Interest :

carbon dynamics, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology in terrestrial ecosystem.

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Monica Butnariu

Monica Butnariu, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Vegetal Biochemistry
Banat’s University ,Timisoara
Romania
Tel.004-0256-277464
Fax: 004-0256-200296

 Biography :

B.Sc. (Chemistry): West University of Timisoara; M.A. (chemical engineering in the environmental field): Masters in "Unpolluted processing technologies"/Politehnica University of Timisoara; Ph.D. (Agrochemistry): Research about heavy metals content from Banat soils and the consequences on the environment/ Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara; Postdoctoral Studies: Formulation and evaluation of dermato-cosmetic products "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Pharmacy Faculty /and Pollution, environmental protection and management "Transylvania" University, Brasov, Materials Science and Engineering Faculty.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Chemistry and Analytical Biochemistry; Research on natural compounds or active principles of plants; Heavy metals accumulation mechanisms in plant and the absorption and translocation of different growth compounds by plants; Analytical research for quantification of chemical and biological parameters using biomarkers.

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Xuhui zhou

Xuhui zhou, Ph.D
Department of Botany and Microbiology
University of Oklahoma
USA
Tel.  405-325-8578
Fax  405-325-7619

University of Oklahoma
 Biography :

Dr Xuhui Zhou has received his PhD in University of Oklahoma during the period of 19931997 Currently he is working as research assistant professor in University of Oklahoma He is serving as a reviewer for several reputed journals like Global Change Biology Ecological Applications Oecologia Ecosystems Tree Physiology and Soil Biology Biochemistry He has authored 32 research articles/books He is a member of Sigma Xi ESA and AGU

Biography
 Research Interest :

Global change ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemical cycle, ecological modeling, data assimilation.

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James S Albert

James S. Albert, Ph.D
Department of Biology
University of Louisiana 
USA 
Tel.  +1-337-482-6627
Fax  +1 337-482-5660

University of Louisiana
 Biography :

Dr. James Albert is Associate Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with more than 20 years experience collecting fishes in remote areas of the tropics.  To date with colleagues Dr. Albert has 76 peer-reviewed publications with descriptions of over 50 species, five genera, and six subfamilies.  Dr. Albert is co-editor with Dr. Roberto Reis of Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes (UC Press, 2011), which explores the evolutionary forces underlying the formation of the Amazon fish fauna.

Biography
 Research Interest :

• Systematic Ichthyology
• Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
• Phenotypic Evolution
• Tropical Aquatic Biodiversity and Biogeography

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Qiang Xu

Qiang Xu, Ph.D
Department of Biology
Abilene Christian University
USA
Tel. (325)-674-4883
Fax (325)-674-2009

Abilene Christian University
 Biography :

He received BS Sep 1992 July 1996 in Food Science and MS Sep 2000 July 2003 in Biophysics from Zhejiang University PhD Aug 2003 July 2007 in Entomology Cell and Molecular Biology from Auburn University He serving as a Visiting Scientist US Department of AgricultureAgriculture Research Service KniplingBushland US Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Conducting research on transgenic horn fliesHe is authored about many research publications He received The Graduate Research Award Graduate School Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Program Auburn University

Biography
 Research Interest :

Entomology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology.

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Frank J Dirrigl

Frank J. Dirrigl, Ph.D
Department of Biology
University of Texas-Pan American
USA
Tel.  956-665-8732
Fax  956-665-3657

University of Texas
 Biography :

Dr Dirrigl is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the University of TexasPan American He received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut His studies were interdisciplinary drawing on both the natural and social sciences as they can be applied to evaluate and interpret relationships between people the environment and natural resources in the past present and future His current research focus involves environmental and ecological evaluations of how indicator species and species guilds respond to landuse development Dr Dirrigl is interested particularly in biomonitoring pre and post construction activities to access the potential impacts from environmental engineering structural designs and best management practices BMPs on wildlife He also is a practicing professional environmental scientist with over 20 years consulting experience and has written or coauthored over 90 technical reports

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Assessment and Biomonitoring, Environmental Science and Applied Ecology, Urban Ecology, Rare Species Biology and Conservation, Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy.

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Sudhanshu Panda

Sudhanshu Panda, Ph.D
GIS/Environmental Science
Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis
Gainesville State College
USA
Tel. 678-717-3594

Gainesville State College
 Biography :

Sudhanshu Panda is a Assistant Professor at Gainesville State College Previously he worked as a Lecturer at Idaho State University Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Arkansas Water Resources Engineer/GIS RS Expert at STS Engineering and Consultants Co Ltd Soil Conservation Engineer at Department of Soil Conservation He received BTech from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology MS in Environmental Remote Sensing for Geoinformation Development from Asian Institute of Technology and PhD from North Dakota State University He has authored about many Publications that include research articles He has over 20 years of research experience

Biography
 Research Interest :

Geospatial Technology (Geographic Information System; Remote Sensing; and Global Positioning System).

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Dana Willner

Dana Willner, Ph.D
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
USA

 Biography :

She completed her Education from University of California San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Molecular Biology 09/9207/97 She has a Professional Experience from San Diego State University as a Professor 2009 Adjunct Assistant Professor 20012003 Scripps Institution of Oceanography Postdoctoral researcher with Dr Farooq Azam 19972001

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cystic Fibrosis virusesthe dynamics of bacteria, phage, and eukaryotic viruses in the respiratory tracts of individuals with and without Cystic Fibrosis. Characterization of viral communities coupled with microbial transcriptomics and viral metagenomics will allow a better understanding of how the unique environment of the CF airway drives microbial and viral specialization and vice versa.

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Patrick Danley

Patrick Danley, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Baylor University, USA
Tel.  (254) 710-2081
Fax  (254) 710-2969
 

Baylor University
 Biography :

Dr. Patrick Danley has received his Ph.D., Zoology, University of New Hampshire , B.S., Biology, The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor of Biology A.124 Baylor Sciences Building (254) 710-2081.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Speciation genetics
Genetic basis of complex phenotypes
Evolution in rapidly radiating.
Rapidly diverging, species rich systems provide evolutionary biologists with powerful platforms in which fundamental biological questions can be investigated.  I have benefited from working on the two rapidly diverging extant lineages, East African cichlid fish and Hawaiian crickets.  Within each system I address core biological issues concerning the development and maintenance of biological diversity.  My primary research interest is in identifying the factors that contribute to the reproductive isolation of species at the behavioral, ecological and genetic levels.

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Ted Eckmann

Ted Eckmann, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Geography Department
Bowling Green State University
USA
Tel: 1 (419) 372-4140

Bowling Green State University
 Biography :

Ted Eckmann received his PhD in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009, and he has been an instructor and researcher at Bowling Green State University since that time. Ted has also received a Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT) and a masters degree in Geography, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a bachelors degree in Economics with a minor in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts, from the University of California at San Diego. Ted has received several teaching and research awards, and contributed to many university and community service projects. Teds sources of research support have included the United States National Science Foundation, a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, a Brython Davis Fellowship, Jack and Laura Dangermond Scholarships, NASA California Space Grants, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Atmospheric Sciences, Ecology, Conservation, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Natural Hazards, and Environmental Economics

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Xinyue Ye

Xinyue Ye, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Center for Regional Development
School of Earth, Environment and Society
Bowling Green State University
USA
Tel. (419)372-9125

Bowling Green State University
 Biography :

Xinyue Ye is an assistant professor who holds a dual appointment between the Center for Regional Development (Department of Commerce EDA University center) and the School of Earth, Environment, and Society at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. His research interests focus on space-time analysis, regional science, land use modeling, and economic development. His publications have appeared in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography), Annals of Regional Science, Applied Geography, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, among others. He is also on the editorial board of Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, and Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, and China Natural Science Foundation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests focus on space-time analysis, regional science, land use modeling, and economic development.

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Charles William Martin

Charles William Martin, Ph.D
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island
USA

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
 Biography :

Charles W Martin is a research scientist at Dauphin Island Sea Lab He received a PhD in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama in 2010 and a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama in 2004

Biography
 Research Interest :

Food web ecology, particularly the direct and indirect interactions between predators and their preyInvasive species ecology, including factors affecting the biogeographic spread of exotic organisms and their impact on native species.

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Alessandro Massolo

Alessandro Massolo, Ph.D
Wildlife Health Ecology
Department of Ecosystem and Public Health
University of Calgary
Canada  
Tel. +1 (403) 210-6734
Fax +1 (403) 210-9740

University of Calgary
 Biography :
Biography
 Research Interest :

Behavioural Ecology of medium-large mammals- Ethology of insects- Data analysis methodologies- Biomedical studies in allergology- Environmental Evaluation Modeling for medium large mammals and for Environmental Assessment (EIA - EnvironmentalImpact Assessment; SEA - Strategic Evaluation Assessment).

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Wenjian Ma

Wenjian Ma, Ph.D
Research Fellow
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
USA
Tel. 919-541-5087

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
 Biography :

 I am currently a Research Fellow at NIH (comparable to the position of Research Assistant Professor in US Universities), and also a Visiting Professor in Tianjin University of Science & Technology, China. I have authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications in leading biomedical journals such as PLoS Genetics, and these publications have been cited over 800 times.

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Environmental toxicology

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Amin Kamete

Amin Kamete, Ph.D
Department of Environment
Bangor University
UK
Tel.   01248 388660/ +44 1248 388660
Fax   01248 354997 / +44 1248 354997

 Biography :

Amins education went on in PhD (Bangor University), MSc, BSc (Hons.) (University of Zimbabwe), Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), Member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners (MZIRUP), Member of the European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR), Member of the African Studies Association (ASA)

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 Research Interest :

Amin Research Interests include Planning theory and practice, Development management and control practice, urban planning, policy and sustainability, urban governance and politics, Cities, space and power, Urban low-income housing, Comparative planning and policies

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Ignacy Kitowski
State School of Higher Education in Chelm, Life Sciences University in Lublin, Chelm
Poland

 

 Biography :

Dr Ignacy Kitowski has received his PhD in biology at the Maria Curie University Lublin Poland.Currently he is working as senior lecturer in State School of Higher Education in Chelm.Dr Kitowski has authored over30 research articles in journals with IF covered by JCR included : Journal of Environmental Radioactivity,Journal of Ethology, Folia Zoologica, Mammalia,Acta Ornithologica. He prepared blind reviews for several prestigious international journals included: Ardea, Journal of Raptor Research,Journal Environmental Management, Transportation Research, Pakistan Journal of Zoology,Scientia Agricola.Dr Kitowski is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals.He is a member of International Society of Zoological Sciences.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Animal Ecology and Conservation, Ornithology.

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Ana Brito

Ana Brito, Ph.D
Centro de Oceanografia
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal

 Biography :

Dr Ana Brito has a first degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Lisbon Portugal received in 2005 She has then worked on her PhD project for 4 years which was focused on the understanding of the ecosystem functioning carried out in a shallow coastal lagoon She has completed her PhD at the Edinburgh Napier University UK in 2009 Currently she is working as a research fellow at the Center of Oceanography in the University of Lisbon Portugal being responsible for several projects She is serving as a reviewer for several international journals including the Marine Ecology Progress Series

Biography
 Research Interest :

Ecosystem Functioning Ecological Modelling Eutrophication and Undesirable Disturbance WFD and ecological quality assessments Shallow coastal lagoons Microphytobenthos Remote sensing..

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Elena Boriani

Elena Boriani, Ph.D
Research unit, Sustainable Resource
Department of Environmental Science
Aarhus University
Denmark
Tel. 0045-31337190

Aarhus University
 Biography :
Biography
 Research Interest :

QSAR & ADME practical application in pharmaceutical research, Endocrinology, Development of Environmental Modules for Evaluation of Toxicity of pesticide Residuesin Agriculture.

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Lorenzo Ferroni

Lorenzo Ferroni, Ph.D
Laboratory of Plant Cytophysiology
Department of Biology & Evolution
University of Ferrara
Italy
Tel.0039 0532 293779
Fax 0039 0532 208561

University of Ferrara
 Biography :

Dr Lorenzo Ferroni has received his PhD in Biology at the University of Ferrara Italy during the period of 20012004 Subsequently he got research contracts at the same Institution in the period 20042007 From September 2005 to January 2006 he was visiting scientist at the Dept of Plant Ecophysiology of the FriedrichAlexander University of ErlangenNuremberg Germany Currently he is working as Researcher in Botany at the Dept of Biology and Evolution University of Ferrara He has authored 13 research articles published in peerreviewed international journals and one contribution in a book He is a member of the Società Botanica Italiana the Società Italiana di Biologia Vegetale the Botanical Society of America the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

Biography
 Research Interest :

Response of land plants and microalgae to environmental stress. Morphology, functionality and composition of the plastid system. Chlorophyll fluorescence. Biotechnological use of microalgae.

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Gabriella Caruso

Gabriella Caruso, Ph.D
National Research Council (CNR)
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC)
Italy
Tel.  +39-090-669003
Fax  +39-090-669007

 Biography :

Gabriella Caruso Born in 1966 Doctor in Biological Sciences at the University of Messina Dr Gabriella Caruso has been specialised in Applied Microbiology at the Department of Microbiology Faculty of Sciences University of Messina in 1993 Since 1994 she is working as Researcher at the Institute for Coastal Marine Environment IAMC of Messina She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like The Open Fish Science Journal ISSN: 1874401X and The Open Marine Biology JournalISSN: 18744508 edited by Bentham Publisher Guest Editor and Peer Reviewer of a Hot Topic Issue for The Open Marine Biology Journal entitled “New candidate species for intensive Mediterranean aquaculture: studies on reproduction digestion response to stress” Referee for the following International Journals: Journal of Applied Microbiology Letters of Applied Microbiology Microbial Ecology Marine Environmental Research Marine Pollution Bulletin Progress in Oceanography Research in Microbiology Annals of Microbiology Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Aquaculture International Environmental Monitoring and Assessment She is a member of the Executive Plankton Committee of the Italian Society for Marine Biology SIBM from 2010 to 2011; she was a member of the same Committee from 2000 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2003 ; from 2004 to 2006 she was a member of the Executive Aquaculture Committee of the same Society She has authored over 180 research articles and 4 Book Chapters 1La Ferla R Zaccone R Caruso G Azzaro M 2001 Enzymatic activities and carbon flux through the microbial compartment in the Adriatic Sea: In: Faranda FM Guglielmo L Spezie G Eds Structure and processes in the Mediterranean ecosystems Chapter 61 SpringerVerlag Italia pp 485493 2Zaccone R La Ferla R Azzaro M Caruso G 2002 Microbial parameters for advanced ecosystem models In: Flemming NC Vallerga SPinardi N Behrens HWA Manzella G Prandle D Stel JH Eds Operational Oceanography Implementation at the European and Regional Scales Elsevier Oceanography Series 66 July 2002 3Zappalà G Caruso G Crisafi E 2002 Design and use of advanced technology devices for sea water monitoring In: Flemming NC Vallerga S Pinardi N Behrens HWA Manzella G Prandle D Stel JH Eds Operational Oceanography Implementation at the European and Regional Scales Elsevier Oceanography Series 66 July 2002 4Caruso G Crisafi E Caruso R Zappalà G 2008 Advances in marine bacterial pollution monitoring In: Environmental Microbiology Research Trends G V Kurladze Editor Chapter 10 pp 273287 NOVA Publishers: Hauppauge NY USA From 2007 to date she is a member of the Teachers of PhD course in Hygiene applied to the Assessment and Management of the Microbiological Food and Environmental risk at the Dept of Hygiene and Public Health University of Messina

Biography
 Research Interest :

Marine microbiology, microbial enzymes, biogeochemical cycles, marine microbial pollution, quality status of aquatic ecosystems.

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Dan van der Horst

Dan van der Horst, Ph.D
Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES)
University of Birmingham
UK

 Biography :

Dan van der Horst (PhD) is an environmental geographer and a lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES), University of Birmingham, UK. His work bridges the natural science – social science divide, drawing both on ecological theory and on heterodox economic traditions (especially spatial economics, ecological economics). He has published widely on ‘NIMBY’ responses to new rural technologies, biomass energy and sustainability, spatial targeting of land management subsidies and the spatio-temporal modelling of human behaviour as a driver for land use change.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His main area of research is in natural resource management, focussing especially on the governance of multi-functional land use, the evaluation of policies to provide ecosystem services (especially voluntary policies which seek to entice private land owners to collaborate, e.g. by offering them financial incentives) and the conceptualisation of ecosystem services (and their enhanced delivery) in more cultural/anthropogenic landscapes.

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Wei Huang

Wei Huang, Ph.D
Environmental Sciences
University of California Riverside
USA
Tel. 951-827-3423

 

 Biography :

Dr. Wei Huang is a Research Faculty of Environmental Sciences at University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her Ph.D. degree at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2010. Dr. Wei Huang is interested in carbon/nitrogen cycling and ecosystem health at land-ocean interface. Her research interests cross coastal watershed, estuaries, the coastal ocean and groundwater aquifer, focus on utilizing multiple tools to study energy flux along the food web and to predict carbon/nitrogen transport from land to ocean. Dr. Wei Huang has published high quality research papers in leading international journals with over 100 citations and serves as reviewer in high-impact journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

In order to elucidate specific mechanisms in carbon and nitrogen transport and transformation I incorporate multidisciplinary technology and methodology in my research, including hypothesis testing, field observations and in situ manipulations, novel laboratory methods employing stable-and radio isotope analyses, high resolution sensors, and large datasets statistical analyses, watershed GIS and hydrologic modeling, nearshore biochemical modeling and remote sensing.

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Xuan Richeng

Xuan Richeng, Ph.D
Assistant specialist
Environmental Sciences
University of California
USA
Tel (951)369-4878

University of California
 Biography :

He received PhD in Environmental Sciences from Zhejiang University, China in 1999. During 2003 to 2007 he worked as an associate professor in the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, China. Now he works as an assistant specialist in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California at Riverside, and USDA-ARS, U. S. Salinity Lab. Riverside, CA. He has authored about 40 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Pesticide enables the human race to feed the growing world populations; pharmaceutics has greatly relieved the patient’s pain and reduced the mortality rate due to various diseases. While large amounts of them finally were released into Environment, i.e., air, water, and soil. Together with the anthropogenic and biogenic

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Ib Johnsen

Ib Johnsen, Ph.D
Institute of Plant Ecology
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

 Biography :

Ib Johnsen is Associate Professor at Institute of Plant Ecology, University of Copenhagen and Honorary Professor at Department for Environment, Technology and Social Studies, Roskilde University

Biography
 Research Interest :

Effects of air pollutants on plant species and terrestrial ecosystems; Biological indication and monitoring of ambient air quality; Impact on arctic ecosystems of elevated UV-B radiation due to depletion of stratospheric ozone; Consequences for terrestrial plant life of global climate change (Greenhouse effect, Ozone depletion etc.) in combination with traditional air pollution scenarios; Cultivation aspects and ecological benefits of reduced pesticide application in Danish agriculture (and forestry).

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Som B Ale

Som B Ale,Ph.D
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois
Chicago

University of Illinois
 Biography :

I completed my PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in July 2007. Part of my PhD project dealt with the distribution and abundance of snow leopards using behavioral clues of their prey. Everest. The theoretical part of the work was on modeling pre-predator relationship, evaluating the role of predators on ecosystem and the implications of major ecological theories in biodiversity conservation and management. In 2008 and 2009, I evaluated habitat selection by small mammals in meticulous details in Canada’s arctic. Since May 2009, I have been evaluating and developing models for corridor habitats in east Himalayan Eco-region in collaboration with ESRI, Snow Leopard Conservancy, and Texas A&M University – at first through the University of Minnesota -- and now here at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to initiating the PhD program in Chicago in 2002, I worked with the environmental agencies such as Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation in managing biodiversity, energy and climate change projects, for almost a decade (1993 to 2002), through community-based stewardship. During this period, as the National Program Manager for the UNDP-GEF project (~ $2 million), I led the foundation work for biodiversity monitoring and management for globally significant Himalayan ecosystem. I am currently the lecturer at the University of Illinois, Biology Adjunct at Wright College, and Regional Conservation Director for Snow Leopard Conservancy – Nepal program.

Biography
 Research Interest :

I am a mud-and-boots field biologist and evolutionary ecologist. My research interests involve population, community, ecosystem, and evolutionary ecology, and the application of ecological theories to change the way people do things in biodiversity conservation, education, and society at large. I use foraging behaviors of prey to assess the ecology and behavior of its predator. I apply the principles of ecology of fear, foraging and vigilance theories to link individual behavioral responses to population-and community-level consequences. This investigation involves assessing and modeling predation-risk. On the other related frontier, I explore the theories of habitat selection that may reveal competition as one of mechanisms for community organization and resulting biodiversity. The interest here is to understand how habitat selection, as behavioral strategy, determines the outcome of competition and coexistence among the species.

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Fatih Evrendilek

Fatih Evrendilek, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Bolu, Turkey

Abant Izzet Baysal University
 Biography :

Dr. Fatih Evrendilek received his M.A. in Energy & Environmental Policy from University of Delaware in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University in 2000. He is the founder of the Department of Environmental Engineering at Abant Izzet Baysal University and is currently working as a Professor of Environmental Engineering. He has authored and co-authored over 50 ISI-indexed articles and is the co-author of the textbook “The Environment: Science, Issues and Solutions”.

Biography
 Research Interest :

My research interests include simulation of biogeochemical cycles; c & n budgets; modeling of ecosystem dynamics; global Climate change; sustainable ecosystem management; environmental & energy policies; Ecosystem rehabilitation/restoration; (geo) statistical modeling; gis; remote sensing of Ecosystem dynamics; wavelet denoising; artificial neural networks; eddy covariance.

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Gary S Straquadine

Gary S Straquadine, Ph.D
Chair, Agricultural Comm, Educ, and Leadership,
The Ohio State University, USA
Tel: 43210-1067 (614) 292-9028

The Ohio State University
 Biography :

Gary S Straquadine is handling the position of Chair, Agricultural Comm, Educ, and Leadership of The Ohio State University from July 2012 to present. He is the Guide to all the Agricultural Communications, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) Department to an enhanced position in the advancement of technology transfer.He is a Mentor new and maturing faculty member forward in the academic careers. He palys a major role in the Development of significant relations with agricultural leadership in the private and public sector. He is also a professor for the undergraduate and graduate students for the courses like Introduction to Agribusiness,Humanity in the Food Web (on campus & on-line), Intro to Research Methods in Agriculture Systems,Extension Program Planning and Evaluation,Technical and Professional Writing in Agriculture, Agricultural Safety and Health, Methods of Teaching Agricultural Mechanics, Strategies for Teaching Adults (campus & on-line),Methods of Teaching Agricultural Science, Diffusion of Innovations

Biography
 Research Interest :

Agricultural Education Emphasis,Agribusiness,Humanity in the Food Web,Agricultural Science,Agricultural Mechanics,Agricultural Safety and Health,Agricultural Extension Education 

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Mirza Barjees Baig

Mirza Barjees Baig, Ph.D
Professor, Agricultural Extension and Rural Society
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00 966 1 4676980
Fax: 00 966 1 4678415

King Saud University
 Biography :

Dr. Mirza Barjees Baig is working as a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Society at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received his education in both social and natural sciences from USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Extension for Natural Resource Management from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA. He earned his MS degree in International Agricultural Extension in 1992 from the Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA and was placed on the "Roll of Honour". During his doctoral program, he was honored with “1995 Outstanding Graduate Student Award”.

Dr. Baig has published extensively in the national and international journals. He has also presented extension education and natural resource management extensively at various international conferences. Particularly issues like degradation of natural resources, deteriorating environment and their relationship with society/community are his areas of interest. He has attempted to develop strategies for conserving natural resources, promoting environment and developing sustainable communities through rural development programs

Biography
 Research Interest :

Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Rural Development, Social Forestry, soils and crops

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Shabbir A Shahid

Shabbir A Shahid, Ph.D
Salinity Management Scientist
Acting Manager Central Analytical Laboratory
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 3361100

 Biography :

 Dr. Shabbir A Shahid is a Senior scientist at Dubai based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), joined ICBA in 2004 as salinity management scientist and has over 33 years experience (Pakistan, UK, Australia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates) in agriculture related research, development and extension activities. He held positions, associate professor (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan), and associate research scientist in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait and manager of soil resources department, Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency(ERWDA) Abu Dhabi, UAE. During his professional career, he has been working in applied agriculture projects in many countries (Pakistan, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Niger, Morocco, Jordan, Spain, Syria etc). In the GCC countries, he has been working for the last 18 years and very familiar with agriculture activities, climate change challenges, and food security and soil management issues. As Technical Coordinator, he completed soil survey of Kuwait (1996-2001) and Abu Dhabi emirate (2005-2009). In the latter survey, by the first time in the history of soil research he with his co-associates discovered Anhydrite soil in the coastal land of Abu Dhabi emirate. His innovative and pioneered research on the saline soils of Pakistan proved the dominance of thenardite (Na2SO4) and mirabillite (Na2SO4.10H2O) minerals in contrast to older hypothesis of halite (NaCl) dominance. He is a prolific author of over 150 publications in peer reviewed refereed journals, proceedings, books and manuals.
He is currently - life member and Member Council of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), and member advisory board “World Forum on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security-WFCCAFS”. He enjoys working as member of scientific committees, international advisory boards of international conferences, and editor of scientific books, and reviewer of scientific journals. He is a recipient of Sir William Roberts and David A Jenkins Awards.

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 Research Interest :

 
Soil resources, Agriculture activity,Climate change challenges, Food security, Soil management, Saline soil,Soil Science

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Mahesh Kumar Gaur

 Mahesh Kumar Gaur,Ph.D
Senior Scientist
Central Arid Zone Research Institute
Jodhpur- 342003,Rajasthan, INDIA
Tel: (++91) 291 2714406 

 Biography :

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Gaur completed Ph.D. in Geography from the JNV University, Jodhpur (India) and attended various training courses in India and abroad on remote sensing & GIS. Presently,he is working as Senior Scientist (Geography) at Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI / ICAR), Jodhpur (India). Earlier he worked as Associate Professor with the Department of Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan, India and taught at graduate and post-graduate level classes. He has more than 20 years of experience of teaching and research experience and have conducted various action and research, impact assessment and thematic research studies applying RS & GIS in the fields of adaptation to climate change in land use and drought/disaster management. He participated in many national & international seminars in India & abroad. There are more than published 75 research papers.  

Biography
 Research Interest :


Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS & GIS) technique for natural resources mapping

Conservation, landuse/land cover mapping, climate change and adoption strategies, management and assessment;

Drought, land degradation and desertification;

Decetralized planning, indigenous knowledge systems as well as socio-economic milieu of the arid regions. 

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Mukesh Singh Boori

Mukesh Singh Boori (Asst. Prof.)
Dept. of Geo-informatics, Section of Earth Science,
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic - Europe, Moravia
Tel: +420585634519

Palacky University
 Biography :

Prof. Dr. Mukesh Singh Boori (Asst. Prof.) involve in European Union Project as well as Visiting Assistant Professor in Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic (04/2013 - Present), Ruhr University Bochum Germany (09/2014 – 12/2014) and University of Leicester (Honorary Fellow 2014) funded by European Union. He joined JECRC University India (01/2013 - Present). He was Scientist in Satellite Climate Studies Branch (NOAA/NASA), selected by National Research Council (NRC), Central Govt. of USA, Washington DC, USA. At the same time he completed his Postdoc from University of Maryland, USA (10/2012). He has done PhD (EIA & Management of Natural Resources) from Federal University – RN (UFRN), Natal –RN Brazil (08/2011), funded by Brazil-Italy Govt. fellowship. He has done Predoc (Earth & Environmental Science) from Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium (08/2008), selected by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) New Delhi, India and funded by Govt. of Belgium. He has done MSc (Remote sensing & GIS) from MDS University Ajmer (2004) and BSc (Bio-group) from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India (2002). In early career, he was scientist in JSAC/ISRO (2006-2007) and before that Lecturer (PG) at MDS University Ajmer (2005-2007Sessions). He received international awards/fellowships from UK, USA, Brazil, Italy, Indonesia, Belgium, Czech Republic and India. He known Six Language and visit four Continents for Awards, Meetings, Trainings, Field Trips and Conferences. He is an active Organizing Committee Member in Earth & Space Science Conferences, Co-Chaired a session and gave Conference Opening Ceremony Speech as Reynold Speaker (08/2012) at Chicago, USA. He is editor and member of more than 10 International Scientific Societies/Journals/Committees, related to Earth & Space Science, which include organize conferences. His prime research interest is “EIA and Management of Natural Resources through Remote Sensing & GIS Technology”. He has more than 40 International Publications including Books as a first author on Vulnerability, Risk Assessment and Climate Change. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

 Remote Sensing & GIS, Vulnerability & Risk Assessment, Digital Image Processing, Thermal & Microwave remote sensing, Satellite Generate Brightness Temperature, Earth Observation, Land Use/Cover Change Trajectories, Geoscience/Geo-informatics, Bio-Geography, Biodiversity, Hydrology, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Management of Natural Resources, Land Resources Management, Sustainable Development & Disaster Management, Remote Sensing Applications in: Forest, Agriculture, Ecosystem, Ecology, Urban & Desert Study.

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Faisal Sultan AL-Subaiee

Faisal Sultan AL-Subaiee
Vice Dean, Dept. of Agricultural Extension and Rural Society
College of Food and Agriculture Sciences
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00966 11 4678416
Fax: 00966 11 4678415
 

King Saud University
 Biography :

Dr. Faisal Sultan AL-Subaiee is handling the following positions as of now He is the Vice Dean, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences from 2010- to date. He is also working as the Agricultural Extension and Rural Society Department Head from 2004 to Now. He is the
Director Agricultural Extension Center from 2004 to till date.He is the Supervisor of College of Food and Agriculture Sciences Evaluation and Accreditation Unit from 2004 till now.  

Biography
 Research Interest :

Conservation of Forest Biodiversity, Sustainable Agriculture, Extension Education and Capacity Building, Community Development Programs, Quality Assurance  

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