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Members of the Science-Policy Interface

Elena María Abraham is a Scientific Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Director of the Argentine Institute for Research on Arid Lands (IADIZA) and Professor of Environmental Planning and Management at the Congress University, Argentina. More…

 

Mariam Akhtar-Schuster is senior scientific advisor at the Project Management Agency PT-DLR, Berlin, Germany. A Geographer, Dr. Akhtar-Schuster holds a PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, University of Goettingen, Germany. More…

 

 

 Nicole Bernex is Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She holds a PhD in Geography and has over 40 years of experience in Latin American, African and Asian countries. More…

 
 
 
Martial Bernoux is a soil scientist at the French Research Institute for the Development (IRD) within Research Unit Eco&Sols, being co-responsible of the team “Carbon and Global Changes”. More…
 
 
 
 
Annette Cowie has a background in soil science and plant nutrition, with particular interest in sustainable resource management. She is Principal Research Scientist -Climate, in NSW Department of Primary Industries. More…
 
 
 
 
Hamid Čustović is professor and Vice Dean for International Cooperation at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo where he has been since 1994. More…
 
 
 
 
Mihail Daradur has a background in Geography and works as climatologist at the State Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Moldova.  More…
 
 
 
 
 
Joris de Vente is a researcher of the Soil Erosion and Conservation Research group, Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC). More…
 
 
 
 
 
Karma Dema Dorji serves as the Porgramme Director of the National Soil Services Centre in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in Bhutan. More...
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Grainger is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leeds. He has conducted research into desertification since he attended the UN Conference on Desertification in 1977. More…
 
 
 
 
Oleg Guchgeldiyev is a researcher at the National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna in Turkmenistan. He has MSc of Public Economic Management from the University of Birmingham. More…
 
 
 
  
Klaus Kellner  is a C2 rated researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, in the field “Conservation and Management of Ecosystems and Biodiversity”, specializing in land degradation, desertification and restoration ecology. More…
 
 
 
German Kust works on desertification/land degradation problems since 1988. Since 2013, he is professor in soil science and environmental ecology at the Soil Science Faculty of the Moscow Lomonosov state university. More…
 
 
 
 
Matthias Magunda holds a doctorate in Soil and Water Management from the University of Minnesota – USA and several other qualifications. More…
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graciela Metternicht, Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales Australia (UNSW), is an international authority on sustainability and environmental management to address land degradation. More…
 
 
 
Barron Joseph Orr is a Professor in the Office of Arid Lands Studies in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona where he has been on faculty since 2001. More…
 
 
 
 
Rajendra Prasad Pandey is currently working as Scientist in the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in India. He holds a bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering, a master degree in Soil and Water Engineering and a PhD degree in Hydrology. More…
 
 
 
Vanina Pietragalla, graduated in Agrarian Economy and Administration, she is a master degree candidate in Agribusiness and Food, School of Agriculture, University of Buenos Aires (UBA). More…
 
 
 
 
Uriel Safriel is a Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has been trained in ecology, in the Hebrew University, Oxford University and the University of Michigan.  More…
 
 
 
 
Tao Wang works for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as the Director and Research Professor of the Key Laboratory of Desert and Desertification.  He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography in 1988 from the Institute of Desert Research, CAS. More…


 

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