• Alberto Martinelli

    Alberto Martinelli

    Alberto Martinelli is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Milan in Italy and is ISSC President.
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  • Ali Kharrazi

    Ali Kharrazi

    Ali Kharrazi is an Assistant Professor at the Global Education for Innovation and Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Previously he was a Researcher at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan and Research Assistant at the Advanced Systems Analysis Group, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. His research focus is on advancing and applying the concept of resilience through data driven approaches for Sustainable Development Goals in water, energy, food, trade, and urban systems. Ali has made several research visits to countries including the USA, Austria, and Germany. He is the recipient of the 2013 Green Talents Awards from the German Ministry of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and selected as a 2015 World Social Science Fellow in Urban Big Data by the International Social Science Council. Ali holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from University of Tokyo, graduate degrees from the London School of Economics in Information Systems and University of Cambridge in Innovation, Strategy, and Organization, and a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York in Economics.
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  • Alice C. Hughes

    Alice C. Hughes

    Alice is an Associate Professor and leads the Landscape ecology group as well as being Program for Fieldstudies Vice-Director at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden. She is also the ATBC Asia-Pacific Secretary and Capacity Building Committee Chair and conservation committee member, in addition to the Society for Conservation Biology Asian Chapter Education Officer. Alice also holds board positions for the European Tropical Ecology Society and International Network for Next Generation Ecologists, and is a “Key person” for ALERT.
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  • Andrea Saltelli

    Andrea Saltelli

    Andrea Saltelli has worked in physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment, and science for policy. His interest is in sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline in which statistical tools are used to interpret the output of mathematical or computational models, and in sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context. He is presently based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His web site contains recent articles and presentations and you can find him on ORCID here: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4222-6975c
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  • Angela Last

    Angela Last

    Angela Last obtained her PhD in human geography from the Open University, UK. She holds a position as Postdoctoral Researcher in Feminist Geopolitics, in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. An interdisciplinary researcher with a background in design and geography, her work explores the possibilities of ‘active citizenship’ in the context of geopolitics and global institutions. In particular, she is interested in the tension between international institutions that are ‘fashioning’ policy and opportunities for ‘global civil society’ to influence these policies. Her most recent project focuses on institutional innovation by globally so-called ‘parallel institutions’ across the world. In particular, she is interested in the kinds of interaction between these institutions – that are frequently set up by disenfranchised citizens – and national governments.
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  • Anthony Giddens

    Anthony Giddens (Anthony Giddens is a member of the House of Lords in the UK and former director of the London School of Economics. He is the co-author, with Ulrich Beck and Scott Lash, of Reflexive Modernisation, published in 1994)
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  • Ariadne Baskin

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  • Briana Okuno

    Briana Okuno

    Briana works on the Transformations to Sustainability Programme and the Ethnografilm Festival. Briana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French with concentrations in Management Studies and Film Studies from the United States and has worked in the field of human rights law. She plans to continue her studies in international sustainable development and policy with a focus on human rights.
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  • Carina Wyborn

    Carina Wyborn

    Carina is an interdisciplinary social scientist studying knowledge co-production in climate adaptation with US federal land management agencies and NGOs in Southern Colorado. Her blog, The Pacific Exchange explores the different social, ecological, and institutional contexts of land management in Australia and the US. You can find Carina on twitter @rini_rants
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  • Emma Hudson-Doyle

    Emma Hudson-Doyle

    Dr Emma Hudson-Doyle is a postdoctoral fellow funded by N.Z’s Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, and based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand where she is also a lecturer. Her interests lie at the interface between physical science and emergency management, with a primary focus on the communication of science advice for critical decision making during natural hazard events. Recent research projects have included investigations into the communication of probability forecasts, uncertain science advice, and team based emergency management simulations for a hypothetical volcanic eruption. Previous research includes a postdoctoral position at Massey University, Palmerston North, working on the Marsden funded project ‘Capturing the secrets of a life-size lahar’; a PhD in volcanology at Bristol University, UK, in 2008; and a Masters by Research investigating volcanic eruption precursors at Leeds University, UK, in 2003.
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  • Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez

    Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez

    Dr Fabiola S. Sosa-Rodriguez is a teacher and researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada and obtained her PhD in Urban and Environmental Studies and Master’s degree in Urban Studies in El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico. Dr Sosa-Rodriguez’s research has been focused on analyzing the physical and the human components of risk in order to have a comprehensive knowledge of people’s exposure, perception and responses. She has worked with different types of risks, including water-related, climate and seismic in several countries, for example, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela and Ecuador.
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  • Federica Cozzio

    Federica Cozzio

    Federica works on the Ethnografilm Festival. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in film studies from Italy and she is now undertaking her masters in Cultural and Social Anthropology, with a focus on Visual Anthropology. She would like to become an ethnographic filmmaker.
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  • Françoise Caillods

    Françoise Caillods

    Françoise Caillods is an economist. She was the senior managing editor of the World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides and senior adviser to the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments and the World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World. She was previously deputy director of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning from 2000 to 2008.
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  • Frans Berkhout

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  • Heide Hackmann

    Heide Hackmann

    Heide Hackmann is the executive director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and former executive director of the International Social Science Council. Her background is in science and technology studies and she has worked in international science policy and management since the early 1990s.
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  • ISSC Secretariat

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  • J. David Tàbara

    J. David Tàbara

    J. David Tàbara is a member of the Global Climate Forum, the European Sustainability Science Group and the Quality Research Group on Water, Land Use and Sustainability at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also a founding member and now member of the Board of the Research Committee, ‘Environment and Society’, at the International Sociological Association. He has published extensively on socio-environmental science and knowledge integration methods and on questions of public perception, social learning, communication and public participation for sustainability in particular.
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  • James Murombedzi

    James Murombedzi

    James Murombedzi is the co-ordinator of the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative. Prior to this was the Chief Technical Advisor (Environment and Energy) to UNDP in Liberia. His research interests include the political economy of the environment and rural development, land tenure and natural resources management, and climate change, resource rights and livelihoods
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  • Jennie Dodson

    Jennie Dodson

    Jennie is a post-doctoral researcher in green chemistry with her main interest in the development of novel materials from biomass via holistic approaches utilising their natural functionalisation. She has developed sustainable catalysts from algae, adsorbents for metal and dye recovery and bioplastics. She carried out her PhD at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (UK) and has recently been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Jennie is interested in wider science policy and environmental challenges in the technological aspect of the green economy especially land-use change, technology transfer and the circular economy. She is also an enthusiastic communicator of science developing hands-on green science experiments and is Chair of the new Network of Early Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) aiming to connect green scientists to share knowledge, problems and resources.
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  • Joan David Tabara

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  • Joan Martínez Alier

    Joan Martínez Alier is Professor of Economics and Economic History and deputy-director, ICTA at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is the author of Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1987) and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002). He is a founding member and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He was a member (2000-08) of the scientific committee, European Environment Agency. He is also co-editor of Getting down to earth: practical applications of Ecological Economics (1996), Rethinking Environmental History. World-System History and Global Environmental Change (2007), Recent Developments in Ecological Economics (2008), and of the series Ecological Economics and Human Well-Being with Oxford U.P., Delhi.
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  • John Bellamy Foster

    John Bellamy Foster

    John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as a major environmental sociologist. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon.
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  • Jordi J Teixidó

    Jordi J Teixidó

    Jordi Teixidó is a post-doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), where he is affiliated with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies as part of the Florence School of Regulation-Climate group. His research interests lie at the intersection between inequality economics and environmental economics. From a macro point of view, he is interested in disentangling how the current global economy shapes natural resource distribution among countries, and in turn, how this natural resource distribution shapes global environmental governance and economic development. In a more micro perspective, his research interests include ex-post policy evaluation, again with a special emphasis on distributional impacts from environmental policies. One question of particular relevance in this area is the analysis of how environmental policies (carbon taxation and emissions trading systems) differentially impact households according to their economic status. He arrived at the EUI as a Max Weber fellow and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain), a M.Sc. in Industrial Organization from the same university and a BA in economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
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  • Julia K Steinberger

    Julia K Steinberger

    Dr Julia Steinberger researches and teaches in the interdisciplinary areas of Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology. Her research examines the connections between resource use (energy and materials, greenhouse gas emissions) and societal performance (economic activity and human wellbeing). She is interested in quantifying the current and historical linkages between resource use and socioeconomic parameters, and identifying alternative development pathways to guide the necessary transition to a low carbon society. She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award for her research project "Living Well Within Limits," investigating how universal human well-being might be achieved within planetary boundaries. Before coming to the University of Leeds in 2011, Dr Steinberger was a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna (SEC), where she investigated sustainable cities and the links between material use and economic performance. She has held postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich, and obtained her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published over 38 internationally peer-reviewed articles since 2009 in journals including Nature Climate Change, Environmental Science & Technology, PLOS ONE and Environmental Research Letters.
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  • Kate Neville

    Kate Neville

    Kate J. Neville is a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellow at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. With interests in contentious politics, energy and water governance, and environmental activism, her current research focuses on negotiations over energy developments in the Canadian north. Kate is also an ISSC World Social Science Fellow and will be attending the fellows seminar in London at the end of July.
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  • Laura Pereira

    Laura Pereira

    South African, former Oxford DPhil and postdoc in sustainability science at HKS, now at University of Cape Town working on Global Environmental Change, food security and innovation in SSA and Brasil
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  • Leah Samberg

    Leah Samberg

    Leah Samberg works at the intersection of ecology and social science to improve conservation in human landscapes. She has worked in southern Ethiopia to determine the effects of farmer management on agricultural biodiversity, and with the Nature Conservancy to assess the benefits of conservation initiatives for rural communities. She currently works on an NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems project linking pastoral livelihoods to grassland sustainability on the Tibetan Plateau. Leah received her PhD from the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her BA in Biology from Dartmouth College. She lives and works in Missoula, Montana, USA.
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  • Lily Bui

    Lily Bui

    Lily Bui is a researcher and M.S. candidate for MIT's Comparative Media Studies program. She is also a research assistant at ArchiMedia, a writing and rhetoric lab that explores various aspects of science communications. Previously, she worked as a STEM Story Project Associate at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and the Executive Editor at SciStarter, PLOS CitizenSci, and Discover Magazine's Citizen Science Salon. In past lives, she helped produce the radio show Re:sound for the Third Coast International Audio Festival out of WBEZ Chicago ; worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; served in AmeriCorps in Montgomery County, Maryland; worked for a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter; and performed as a touring musician. In her spare time, she tinkers with electronics and thinks of cheesy science puns.
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  • Lizzie Sayer

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  • Mark van Vugt

    Mark van Vugt

    Mark van Vugt is professor of social and organizational psychology at the VU University in the Netherlands and a research associate at Oxford University, in the UK. He is particularly interested in using evolutionary psychology to help understand group dynamics, leadership, status and power relations, altruism and co-operation, and relations between groups. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles, books and book chapters in which he applies evolutionary perspectives to understand human social and organisational behaviour. He is interested in themes such as leadership, power, status, altruism, cooperation, and intergroup conflict. Insights from his research have been applied to various societal challenges involving ethical leadership and management, financial risk-taking,environmental sustainability, philanthropy, warfare and poverty.
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  • Martin Maldonado

    Martin Maldonado

    Martin Maldonado is Assistant Researcher at the Argentine National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Florida, USA) and a Master Degree in Public Policy Analysis (West Virginia University, USA). He has written three books and published several articles in specialized journals on the theories of poverty, different approaches to inequality and the making and implementation of social policies. He has participated in several research teams all over the Americas and is currently teaching at the postgraduate level in Argentina and at the Loyola Marymount University CASA Program. He regularly consults on social policy implementation to state and local governments in Argentina. Maldonado is currently affiliated with the Research and Teaching Institute for Public Administration at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina (IIFAP-UNC) where he focuses his research on the different measurements of poverty and on the mechanisms that produce and reproduce marginality among the Argentine youth. He tweets at @martinmaldo.
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  • Martin Schoenhals

    Martin Schoenhals

    Martin Schoenhals is a cultural anthropologist specialising in the study of China. He has written about face and shame in China and the way they allow for challenges to status superiors, as happened during the 1989 student protests. Rural issues, migration from villages to cities and the rural-urban status divide are current topics of his research. Schoenhals is Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Professor, Anthropology Department, Dowling College, New York
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  • Mathieu Denis

    Mathieu Denis

    Mathieu is Executive Director of the ISSC.
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  • Mukul Sanwal

    Mukul Sanwal

    Mukul Sanwal has worked for the Ministry of Environment and Forests in India, as Senior Policy Adviser to the Executive Director at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, and at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He also has a teaching career which includes Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of International Business and the Economy in Beijing. He was part of the group of scientists at the IPCC when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is now an independent consultant.
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  • Nazli Choucri

    Nazli Choucri

    Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, focuses on international relations and political economy, with a special interest in the dynamics of transformation and change in 'real' as well as cyber contexts. She is Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology and Development Program. She served as General Editor of the International Political Science Review, is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability, and has joined the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review. The author of eleven books and over 120 articles, Dr. Choucri is the Principle Investigator of a multi-year, multi-disciplinary MIT-Harvard Research Project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations designed to provide theories and methods for integrating cyberspace and international relations to facilitate framework for analysis and policy. Professor Choucri is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, the Council of Foreign Relations and other professional organisations. She has served as an advisor to numerous international organisations, including the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, and the United Nations Fund for Population, among others, as well as many national agencies and international agencies. She has also engaged in research or advising activities in various countries including: Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
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  • Nnimmo Bassey

    Nnimmo Bassey

    Nnimmo Bassey is director of an ecological think-tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and Coordinator of Oilwatch International. He chairs the Board of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, an organization he co-founded and led as executive director from 1993-2013. From 2008-2012 Bassey chaired Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental advocacy network with members in 74 countries. Bassey is a licensed architect and practices from Benin City, Nigeria. Bassey has authored books on the environment, architecture and poetry. His poetry collections include We Thought It Was Oil But It Was Blood (2002) and I will Not Dance to Your Beat (Kraft Books, 2011). Pambazuka Press published his book, To Cook a Continent – Destructive Extraction and Climate Crisis in Africa in 2012. He was named Time Magazine’s Hero of the Environment in 2009 and was a co-recipient of the 2010 Right Livelihood Award also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” In 2012 he received the Rafto Human Rights Award.
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  • Olive Shisana

    Olive Shisana

    President and CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, Dr Olive Shisana is ex-president of the ISSC (2010-2013). She is a public health professional with extensive research, management and policy development experience spanning 20 plus years. Prior to her current role she was executive director at the HSRC of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme. She has also served as professor and head of department of Health Systems Management and Policy at the Medical University of Southern Africa.
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  • Paul Shrivastava

    Paul Shrivastava

    Paul Shrivastava is Professor of Management at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He was Executive Director of Future Earth from February 2015 to December 2016. Prior to this, he was David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Shrivastava received his PhD in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. He was tenured Associate Professor of Management at NYU Stern School of Business and Howard I. Scott Professor of Management at Bucknell University, and he helped establish the International Research Chair in Art and Sustainable Enterprise at ICN Business School in Nancy, France. He was part of the management team that launched one of India’s largest computer companies, Hindustan Computers Ltd., and he founded a non-profit organisation to mediate the crisis between Union Carbide Corporation and the Indian government during the Bhopal crisis in the 1980s. He has more than three decades of experience in management education, entrepreneurship, and working as a consultant to major multi-national corporations. He has published 18 books and over 100 papers in academic and professional journals.
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  • Perrine Hamel

    Perrine Hamel

    Perrine is the lead hydrologist at the Natural Capital Project, a partnership among Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, WWF and The Nature Conservancy. The mission of the project is to develop science-based approaches to value nature's benefits to society and incorporate natural capital into the decision-making process. Perrine’s work focuses on the development of water models and their application to watershed services assessments. Prior to joining the project, Perrine worked as an environmental engineer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and earned her PhD at Monash University in Australia in the field of urban hydrology. Her dissertation work involved environmental monitoring and modeling work, including multi-scale modeling of stormwater retention systems. Perrine holds an Engineering diploma from the Ecole Centrale Nantes with a major in Civil and Environmental engineering.
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  • Peter Jorgensen

    Peter's research deals with eco-evolutionary population response to past and current environmental change. The overall goal of his PhD is to describe macroecological (ie general) patterns within this field. He does this focusing on bird communities in Eastern Africa, Europe and North America.
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  • Sarah Moore

    Sarah Moore

    Sarah manages the ISSC's Transformations to Sustainability Programme, which aims to support transdisciplinary research on social transformation needs and opportunities in a context of global environmental change. She has a degree in English and German literature, and two Masters degrees – in Education Sciences and Science & Technology Studies. Before coming to the ISSC she was Science Officer for the Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation, coordinating international research programmes and strategic initiatives in the social sciences and managing the MERIL project (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape).
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  • Stewart Lockie

    Stewart Lockie

    Stewart Lockie is Professor of Sociology and Director of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University, Australia. He is a member of the International Council for Science Committee on Scientific Planning and Review and President of International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Environment and Society.
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  • Susanne Moser

    Susanne Moser

    Susanne Moser is the director of Susanne Moser Research and Consulting in Santa Cruz, California, and a social science research fellow at the Woods Insitute for the environment at Stanford University. An expert on climate change adaptation, communication, and science-policy interactions, she has contributed to the IPCC and United States national and regional assessments and serves on the Scientific Committee of Future Eaeth. Moser was a senior editorial adviser to the World Social Science Report 2013.
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  • Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts

    Thomas is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Social Simulation in the department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is particularly interested in the social construction of environmental values and the way in which the pressures of everyday life make it difficult for people to engage in pro-environment lifestyles.
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  • Timos Karpouzoglou

    Timos Karpouzoglou

    Timos Karpouzoglou is a post doctoral researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm
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  • Tracy-Ann Hyman

    Tracy-Ann Hyman

    Ms Tracy-Ann Hyman is a recipient of a Japanese Government scholarship (MEXT). She pursued a Masters in Sustainability Science, majoring in Environment Systems at the University of Tokyo in 2010. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Management at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, with a focus on flooding in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This is viewed through the lens of human-environment interaction and agent-based model simulations. She also has interests in topics related to Urban and Rural Development, as well as Water Resources for the Caribbean region.
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  • Uchendu Chigbu

    Uchendu Chigbu

    Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is a multidisciplinary researcher in land management, land use planning and territorial development themes. He carried out his PhD at the Centre of Land, Water and Environmental Risk Management, Technische Universität München, Germany. He is interested in wider Natural resource governance policies and actions towards socioeconomic transformations in urban and rural settlements.
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  • Vivi Stavrou

    Vivi Stavrou is a social development worker and clinical psychologist. She has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the USA with a wide range of government, non-governmental and private sector agencies. Ms. Stavrou works as a researcher, evaluator, policy and programming specialist in child protection, psychosocial, HIV and AIDS, emergency and post-conflict interventions. Ms. Stavrou is now Senior Executive Manager at the International Social Science Council in Paris.
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  • Vladas Griskevicius

    Vladas Griskevicius

    Vladas Griskevicius is the McKnight associate professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Minnesota, United States. He studies the evolutionary roots of modern consumer behaviour and decision-making.
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