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EDITORS 

BOARD OF EDITORS 

 

 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

WIL BURNS

Dr. Wil Burns is the Co-Director & Professor of Research at the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University. He is based in its western office in Berkeley, California, USA. He previously served as the Director of the Energy Policy & Climate program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is the former President of the Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences and former Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law interest group of the American Society of International Law and Chair of the International Wildlife Law Interest group of the Society. He has published over 75 articles in law, science, and policy journals and has co-edited four books and served as founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in International Environmental Law from the University of Wales-Cardiff School of Law. Prior to becoming an academic, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs for the State of Wisconsin and worked in the non-governmental sector for twenty years, including as Executive Director of the Pacific Center for International Studies, a think-tank that focused on implementation of international wildlife treaty regimes, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. His current areas of research focus are: climate geoengineering; international climate change litigation; adaptation strategies to address climate change, with a focus on the potential role of microinsurance; and the effectiveness of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System. 

 

 

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation 

 
SECTION EDITOR: CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION

PAUL DARGUSCH 

Dr. Paul Dargusch is Deputy Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. His research interest is in the political economy and ecological economics of climate change mitigation and adaptation. He is particularly interested in how we can facilitate the development of climate mitigation activities that support sustainable management of forest and marine ecosystems, and the interplay between carbon markets, food security and energy systems. He has engaged in consulting projects for some of Australia’s largest companies and has delivered executive training programs in climate change and carbon management for the Queensland Government and the United Nations Development Program. He uses case study-based approaches in most of his research, and he teaches courses on carbon and energy management, and sustainable business practice, where he is particularly interested in the application of simulation games as learning tools to better understand and manage major issues of global change.

 

 

 

 

SECTION EDITOR: CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION

IARA LACHER

Dr. Iara Lacher is a landscape ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. She is interested in applied research that addresses impacts of global environmental change on biodiversity conservation. Her work at SCBI combines scenario planning and spatially explicit land use models to illustrate how different land use futures may impact biodiversity and ecosystem services. This interdisciplinary research involves collaborating with scientists and regional stakeholders to identify ecologically relevant drivers of change and to develop scenarios representative of regional policies and preferences. Dr. Lacher earned a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis, where her dissertation evaluated the climatic responses of species and the use of species distribution models to predict extinction risk. Research in this avenue is ongoing, with work focused on their use in reserve prioritization and the influence of local adaptation on model assumptions. Related research endeavors include assessing the conservation value of protected area networks and exploring the use of landscape based metrics in predicting species invasions.

 

 

 

Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation

 

SECTION EDITOR: ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

MARTHA GROOM 

Dr. Martha Groom is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Bothell & Seattle, based in Seattle, USA. She earned a Dual B.A. in Biology and Public Policy from Princeton University, an MS in Zoology and Tropical Conservation and Development from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington. She is the lead editor and author of Principles of Conservation Biology, 2006, using the text to highlight case studies of conservation practice. Her research focuses on the intersections of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, and on effective teaching practice. Currently, she is one of the leaders of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington, a summer intensive program for undergraduates aimed at supporting the building of truly inclusive conservation organizations.

 

 

 

 

 
SECTION EDITOR: ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

TUYENI MWAMPAMBA

Dr. Tuyeni H Mwampamba is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Ecosystems and Sustainability Research at the Morelia Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), based in Morelia, Mexico. She obtained her PhD in Ecology and a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Management from the University of California at Davis, focusing her doctorate thesis on understanding above and belowground carbon dynamics in shifting cultivation systems in Tanzania, her homeland. Her research topics today are highly diverse, ranging from site-level quantification of ecosystem services, to policy analysis, to understanding ecological and social tradeoffs in natural resource management. Her primary research objective is to develop in-depth understanding of complex socio-ecological problems for better on-site management and for the design of relevant national and international environmental policy. She is a strong advocate of participatory processes and stakeholder involvement, and consequently works closely with private landowners, communities, government and non-government organizations in Mexico and Tanzania to generate her research questions.  At UNAM, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in which case studies are an integral part.

 

 

Energy and the Environment

 
SECTION EDITOR: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DUSTIN MULVANEY

Dr. Dustin Mulvaney is based at and teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University, California, USA - one of the first six interdisciplinary environmental studies programs in the USA (founded as a result of the first Earth Day 1970). His research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of food and energy systems where he researches questions at the intersection of innovation, emerging technologies and environmental change. Since 2008, his primary focus has been on energy commodity chains and with an emphasis on the solar industry. His research on solar energy commodity chains is synthesized in his forthcoming book entitled Solar Power, Innovation, Sustainability, Environmental Justice, which is under contract with the University of California Press, planned to be released in spring 2017. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Bill Lane Center for American West at Stanford University, and beginning a new project on federal lands management, energy development, and natural resource conservation. The interdisciplinary research communities he works with use both qualitative and quantitative research methods and include scholars and practitioners of political ecology, science & technology studies, environmental studies, life cycle assessment, GIS, utility rate design, and energy transitions studies.

 

 
SECTION EDITOR: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

MARIA PETROVA

Dr. Maria A. Petrova is the Assistant Director for Graduate Education at the Georgetown Environment Initiative, which is a multi-campus effort to advance the interdisciplinary study of the environment in relationship to society, scientific understanding, sound policy and the broad and complex challenges we face today as stewards of the planet's natural resources. Previously she managed the Intergrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Coasts and Communities transdisciplinary program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Before that Dr. Petrova was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. While there, she conducted an extensive literature review on the public perceptions of wind energy, which was published in 2013 by Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, NIMBYism revisited: public acceptance of wind energy in the United States. She was invited to brief the Massachusetts Undersecretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs on best practices for successful siting of wind energy installations. Petrova is an Associate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and has taught at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria. She conducts research in Europe and the United States, which focuses on understanding motivations for adopting green energy technologies among companies, policy makers, and the general public. Petrova earned a PhD in Environmental Science from Oregon State University, an MA in Marketing, Advertising and PR from the University of Sheffield in Greece, and a BA in Business Administration and Southeastern European Studies from the American University in Bulgaria.

 

 

 

Environmental Law, Policy and Management

 
SECTION EDITOR: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

ANN BROWER

Dr. Ann Brower is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California Berkeley. She also holds Masters degrees in Forest Science from Yale University, and Political Science from the University of California Berkeley. Her specialty is environmental policy, especially as it relates to state-owned lands and natural resources in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. Her theoretical interests lie in land policy -- at the intersection of property law, economics, and political science. She is the author of Who owns the high country? (Craig Potton Publishing, 2008), stimulating a national debate about the on-going South Island land reform that is transforming the landscapes of the Southern Alps. Borrowing from Wildavsky (1973), her book aims to uncover how great expectations in Wellington were dashed in Wanaka. She has published in numerous journals, including Land Economics, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Conservation Letters, Environmental Law Reporter, NZ Journal of Ecology, and NZ Economic Papers.

 

 

 
SECTION EDITOR: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

ROB ALEXANDER

Dr. Rob Alexander is an Associate Professor in Environmental Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science at James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA.  He earned degrees in Geology (B.S.) from Duke University, Environmental Science (M.S.E.S.) from Indiana University – Bloomington (IUB), and Public Administration also from IUB (M.P.A.) as well as Syracuse University (Ph.D.) He serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue at JMU where he engages in dialogue process design and facilitation for the public and non-profit sectors within the environmental arena. His research examines collaborative approaches to addressing environmental and sustainability problems through public policy informed by public dialogue and deliberation. He has published work in the journals Energy PolicyEnvironmental Politics, and the Journal of Environmental Science and Studies. He has also authored award-winning teaching cases for the Maxwell School’s E-PARCC Case Writing Competition.

 

 

 

Sustainability

 
SECTION EDITOR: SUSTAINABILITY

SONG GAO

Dr. Song Gao is Professor of Environmental Science at Duke Kunshan University, the new campus of Duke University in China. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the characteristics and mechanisms of pollution in the atmosphere and hydrosphere. He also takes a keen interest in formulating science-based policies with regard to climate change and new energy utilization. He has published articles in the fields of aerosol chemistry, urban air pollution, biomass burning, ground water remediation and climate mitigation strategies.

Gao obtained his Ph.D. degree in analytical/environmental chemistry from the University of Washington. He then did postdoctoral research at Cal Tech, studying the molecular identities and formation mechanisms of atmospheric aerosols. He has since served on faculty at several academic institutions in the US and China, enjoying the interactions with students in classes, research projects and field trips. He is currently also an associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

 

 

 
SECTION EDITOR: SUSTAINABILITY

LYUBA ZARSKY

Professor Zarsky has a PhD in Economics and has a distinguished record of professional experience and publication in the fields of sustainable development and business and sustainability, and is based in Berkeley, California, USA. She was Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability (1992-2001) and staff economist on the Commission for the Future for the Government of Australia (1989-1991). Since 1991, she has consulted to numerous international and national organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, and the Government of Australia and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Boston (2002-present). She has a joint appointment with the International Master of Business Administration and the International Environmental Policy programs in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). She leads the Business, Sustainability and Development track in the IEP program and coordinates the Joint MBA-International Environmental Policy program, which trains students to be leaders in business sustainability initiatives. Her courses on Business, Sustainability and Society and Business Models for Sustainable Development provide cutting edge knowledge and skills for students seeking to harness market forces to address critical global problems such as climate change, poverty, and sustainable livelihoods. 

 

 

 

 

Water Management, Science and Technology

 

SECTION EDITOR: WATER MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

KATRINA RUNNING

Dr. Katrina (Trina) Running is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University where she has worked since receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2013. Her research examines how farmers are adapting to agricultural water restrictions in Idaho, distributive justice in water policy, the public’s perception of ecosystem services, and international variation in public opinion about climate change. Much of this work is conducted as part of interdisciplinary research teams as she thinks understanding complex socio-ecological systems requires multiple perspectives, approaches, and disciplines. She also teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses such as environmental sociology, social statistics, social research methods, and gender and sexuality studies and very much enjoys the opportunity to participate in that transformative time in a student’s life when they are exposed to new ideas.



 

SECTION EDITOR: WATER MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

ELISABETH GRAFFY

Elisabeth Graffy is Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She focuses on transitions and innovations associated with food, energy and water systems. Dr. Graffy’s interest in institutional change includes organizational strategy as well as how policy and markets respond to disruptions, ideally in ways that advance social resilience. At ASU, she helped launch the Center for Energy and Society and the Environmental Humanities Initiative, and is the founding director of the Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative which generates multi-perspective, participatory problem-solving approaches to climate, energy and water issues. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, Graffy served as National Policy Advisor for water quality at the US Geological Survey, the Department of the Interior’s Coordinator and liaison to the White House for the National Environmental Status and Trends (NEST) initiative, and food and environmental analyst at the US Congress’s Office of Technology Assessment. She has received multiple professional and academic awards, including two best paper awards for her work on the water science-policy nexus. She holds degrees in Politics (Princeton University), Agricultural Economics (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Environment & Resources/Public Policy (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

 

 

Editorial Office

 
MANAGING EDITOR

LIBA HLADIK

Liba is a Managing Editor at UC Press, and based in Vermont, USA. Native of Prague, Czech Republic, she has over twenty years of publishing experience holding a wide range of professional positions as Digital Publishing Manager, Production Services Director, and Digital Prepress Manager at different organizations, spanning from editorial services, technical support, digital production and to a variety of other related services. She managed publishing and production service departments with responsibilities ranging from desktop publishing, page layout and composition, design, printing operations, product procurement, vendor selection, product life cycle, sales support and customer relationship management, and she has led and participated in numerous new product development efforts, efficiency as well as change management initiatives. She is also the Managing Editor of the journal Elementa which she helped launch.

 

 



Board of Editors

 

ALICIA KYOUNGJIN AN

Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

ERIN C. BERGREN

Visiting Assistant Professor, North Central College, USA

JENNIFER BERNSTEIN

Lecturer, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA

STEPHEN BIRD

Associate Professor, Political Science, Institute for Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University, USA

MINNA BROWN

Case Study Integration Manager, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, USA

CAROLINA COLLARO

Architect, University of Bayreuth, Germany

ROBIN KUNDIS CRAIG

James I Farr Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, USA

GEOFFREY D. DABELKO

Professor & Director, Environmental Studies Program, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, USA

PATRICIA M. DEMARCO

Affiliation: Chatham University Senior Scholar, Visiting Researcher and Writer, Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Green Sciences, USA

DAVID DOWNIE

Politics and Environmental Studies, Fairfield University, USA

CORRIE GROSSE

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University, USA

TEE GUIDOTTI

President, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, USA

JEFF HANLON

Assistant Professor, Politics & International Affairs, Northern Arizona University, USA

DAINA CHEYENNE HARVEY

Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross, USA

JOSEPH A. HENDERSON

Research Scientist, University of Delaware, USA

DADIT HIDAYAT

Dissertator, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

JORDAN P. HOWELL

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Planning & Sustainability, Rowan University, USA

ALASTAIR ILES

Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Social Change, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California – Berkeley, USA

PETER J. JACQUES

Professor of Political Science, University of Central Florida, USA

JEFFREY MCGEE

Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania, Australia

KATE O’NEILL

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, USA

KATHERINE O’NEILL

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies program, Roanoke College, USA

RAUL PACHECO-VEGA

Assistant Professor, Public Administration Division, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico

JONI M. PALMER

Adjunct Associate Professor and Lecturer, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico, USA

REBECCA J. ROMSDAHL

Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, University of North Dakota, USA

AJAY S. SINGH

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, California State University, Sacramento, USA

PARIKHIT SINHA

Director, Sustainable Development, Environmental, First Solar, USA

TERESA SABOL SPEZIO

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc., USA

MEGHAN WAGNER

Project Coordinator, Michigan Sustainability Cases, School for Environment and Sustainability, USA

MARILYN WAITE

Author, Sustainability at Work, USA

RICHARD L. WALLACE

Professor of Environmental Studies, Ursinus College, USA

ABIGAIL ABRASH WALTON

Director, Advocacy for Social Justice & Sustainability Concentration, Environmental Studies Master's Program, Antioch University New England, USA

NICHOLAS WATTS

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

CYNTHIA WEI

Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

YEN-CHU WENG

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Washington, USA

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