Executive Committee Members 

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    PRESIDENT Jon Samseth
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    VICE PRESIDENT Yonglong Lu
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    Neville Sweijd
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    TREASURER Annelies Pierrot Bult
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    SECRETARY GENERAL Jack Saddler
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    Theo Beckers
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    Tomas Hak
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    Mohamed Saber
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    Reynaldo Victoria
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    VICE PRESIDENT Chang-Hung Chou
  1. Jon Samseth (Norway, IUPAP) is Professor in energy physics at Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) and research scientist in the Dept. of Flow Technology at SINTEF materials and chemistry. Prof. Samseth has been working within the fields of nanotechnology and soft condensed matter as well as with energy issues. He received his Ph.D. from the Dept. of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prof. Samseth is a graduate in petroleum economics from École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs (ENSPM) in France and a graduate in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He chairs the Int. Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) working group on energy. Prof. Samseth is Member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.
    PRESIDENT Jon Samseth
  2. Yonglong Lü (CAS, China) is Professor and co-director of the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); and Chair of the Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management Group at RCEES. Dr. Lü has served as an expert on environmental decision-making issues for the Chinese government. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability jointly appointed by the Ecological Society of America and Ecological Society of China, founder and Associate Editor of Environmental Development. He was the Guest Editor of a supplementary issue of Science “Science in the Chinese Academy of Sciences”. He is a Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences); Member of the ICSU Committee on Scientific Planning and Review; Science Advisor to IUCN; Member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel; Full member, Club of Rome; Vice President, Ecological Society of China; Vice Chair, Chinese Committee for IRDR; Vice Chair, Special Committee on Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Chinese Society for Sustainable Development. Dr Lü was fomerly Director General, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS; and Director, Sino-Canadian High-Tech Center of Resources and Environment.
    VICE PRESIDENT Yonglong Lü
  3. Neville Sweijd (South Africa) is Director of the Applied Center for Climate and Earth Systems Science (ACCESS) in Cape Town. His PhD is in marine science (molecular genetics applications in fisheries). Dr Sweijd managed the International Ocean Institute (South Africa) and the intergovernmental BENEFIT programme in Namibia. He has worked at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on coastal management. His focus is the biophysical processes that influence and interact with society as drivers and impacts of change, and in the role of governance in developing countries, particularly with respect to environmental policy and uptake of science outputs. He is a champion of education and training, with particular attention to the next generation of scientists that understands the role of science in a broader context of social development (particularly in Africa).
    Neville Sweijd
  4. Annelies Pierrot-Bults (The Netherlands-SCOR) is currently Guest Scientist at the Zoological Museum Amsterdam, Univ. of Amsterdam and was formerly the Head of the Vermes/Marine Plankton Dept. at the Museum. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam and was a member of the Faculty there. Her main research interests are taxonomy of Chaetognatha and Zooplankton Biogeography. In addition to her numerous publications, she is widely involved in international programmes (IOC/UNESCO, IUBS, SCOR, Census of Marine Zooplankton), national scientific organisations and national and international womens’ issues councils.
    TREASURER Annelies Pierrot-Bults
  5. John (Jack) Saddler (Canada) is Professor of Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy and former Dean, Faculty of Forestry at the Univ. of British Columbia. He has been involved in various organizations that have advanced the global understanding of how woody biomass can be converted to useful fuels and chemicals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and received several awards such as the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO’s) Scientific Achievement Award, the Charles D. Scott award for contributions to the field of “Biotechnology for fuels and Chemicals”. Prof. Saddler is a regular reviewer/advisor for the US Dept of Energy, USDA, NSERC, World Bank, etc. Prof. Saddler has advised policy-makers at the highest levels provincially and nationally, and has been instrumental in the creation of long-standing initiatives such as the creation of the BC Bioenergy Network. Prof. Saddler engage with such bodies as the Science Directorate of the Canadian Forest Service, the Canadian Council of Forests Ministers, and the National Roundtable on Economy and Environment, and Internationally to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the US DoE, USDA, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Paris, and he has acted as the Co-Task Leader of the Liquid Biofuels network of IEA Bioenergy organization.
    SECRETARY GENERAL Jack Saddler
  6. Theo Beckers (the Netherlands) is the founding scientfic Director of Telos, Research Institute for Sustainable Development and former Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University. He holds a masters in Human Geography and Sociology from Radboud Univ., Nijmegen and a PhD from Wageningen Univ. on a study of the development of nature and recreation planning in the Netherlands. Prof. Beckers has been advisor for the Dutch Government and the European Commission on issues in physical planning, tourism, rural and sustainable development. He is visiting professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Development.
    Theo Beckers
  7. Tomáš Hák (Czechia) is the head of the Indicator Department at the Charles University Environment Center (CUEC) in Prague. He served as the Czech representative in the OECD Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Program. His research interests have been indicators of resource use and interpretation of results of the indicators in a social context. He is also interested in environmental sustainability issues – long term cooperation with Healthy Cities and MoE on sustainability reporting. Dr Hak has taught at Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science of Charles University, and is a member of Environmental Committee of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
    Tomáš Hák
  8. Mohamed Saber (Egypt) is the former professor and Dean of the Agricultural and Biological Division at National Research Center in Cairo. Prof. Saber graduated from Ain-Shams University (B.Sc. Soil Science), and from Cairo University (M.Sc. and Ph.D. in microbiology). Prof. Saber's main focus is environmental biotechnology. He has been member of and chair of several scientific committees, societies and councils, has received numerous environmental awards, contributed regularly to local and international scientific meetings, and supervised university theses. Prof. Saber has chaired the National Committee of SCOPE and IGBP.
    Mohamed Saber
  9. Reynaldo Victoria (Brazil) is a Professor at USP's Department of Physics and Meteorology and former director of CENA, (Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture). He received his master’s degree at CENA-USP and his doctoral degree in soil and plant nutrition from the ESALQ-USP. Dr. Victoria is a former president of the Directive Council if IPAM ( Amazon Environmental Research Institute) and a former member of the IGBP Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle. Dr. Victoria has received the Fernando Costa Medal from the São Paulo State Association of Agricultural Engineers. He has received a commendation from the Brazilian National Order of Scientific Merit. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
    Reynaldo Victoria
  10. Chang-Hung Chou (Academia Sinica, China, Taipei) is former Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Professor and Director of the Research Center for Biodiversity, China Medical Univ., China, Taiwan. He obtained his Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara. His research concerns allelopathy and its application of naturally occurring herbicides of plants, and molecules of several endemic plants in China, Taiwan. He has served as Vice-President and Chair Professor both at the National Sun Yat-Sen Univ. and the National Pingtung Univ. of Science and Technology; and Vice-President of IUBS and PSA. His honors include: Academic Award in Agriculture, MOE; and Life Time Achievements Award from the International Allelopathy Foundation. He is member of the Academia Sinica and Fellow of TWAS.
    VICE PRESIDENT Chang-Hung Chou

Environmental Development Editors 

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    PRESIDENT Jon Samseth
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    VICE PRESIDENT Yonglong Lu
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    VICE PRESIDENT Chang-Hung Chou
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    TREASURER Annelies Pierrot Bult
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    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Eleanor Milne
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    ASSOCIATE EDITOR Yonglong Lu
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    SUBJECT EDITOR J.N. Galloway
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    SUBJECT EDITOR M.V. Ballester
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    SUBJECT EDITOR V. Ittekkot
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    SUBJECT EDITOR J. McBeath
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    SUBJECT EDITOR N. Sweijd

SCOPE Reginal  Contact Points 

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    PRESIDENT Jon Samseth
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    VICE PRESIDENT Yonglong Lu
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    VICE PRESIDENT Chang-Hung Chou
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    TREASURER Annelies Pierrot Bult
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    SECRETARY GENERAL Jack Saddler
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    SOUTH AMERICA
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    NORTH AMERICA
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    INDIA
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    AFRICA
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    CHINA