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International Journal of Biometeorology

International Journal of Biometeorology

Editor-in-Chief: Scott C. Sheridan

ISSN: 0020-7128 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-1254 (electronic version)

Journal no. 484

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Scott C. Sheridan

Professor and Departmental Chairperson

Department of Geography

Kent State University

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, Ohio 44242-0001, USA

Tel.: +1-330-672-3224

Fax: +1-330-672-4304

E-mail: ssherid1@kent.edu


Managing Editor:


Cameron C. Lee

Department of Georgraphy

Kent State University

308 McGilvrey Hall

Tel:  +1-330-672-2045

Fax: +1-330-672-4304

E-mail: cclee@kent.edu


Field Editors



Matt Smith

Laboratory of Aeropalynology

Faculty of Biology

Adam Mickiewicz Univesity

Umultowska 89

61-614 Poznàn, Poland

E-mail: Eaeromattsmith@gmail.com


Agricultural Meteorology

Simone Orlandini

Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science

University of Florence

Piazzale della Cascine 18

50144 Firenze, Italy

E-mail: simone.orlandini@unifi.it


Agricultural Meteorology

Paulo Cesar Sentelhas

Department of Biosystems Engineering

ESALQ - University of São Paulo

Avenida Padua Dias 11

13418-900 Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

E-mail: pcsentel.esalq@usp.br




Robert P. Rhoads Jr.

Associate Professor, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3080 Litton-Reaves Hall (0306)

Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

E-mail: rhoadsr@vt.edu

Office: (540) 231-5134

Cell: (540) 629-3989



Veerasamy Sejian

Senior Scientist

Animal Physiology Division

ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology

Hosur Road, Adugodi, Bangalore-560030, India

E-mail: drsejian@gmail.com



Leonel Avendaño-Reyes

Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Ejido Nuevo León, Baja California, Mexico

E-mail: lar62@hotmail.com



Climate Change and Ecology

Lynda Chambers

11-13 Minter Court

Park Orchards

Melbourne, VIC 3114, Australia

E-mail: phenologist@gmail.com



Climate and Health

P. Grady Dixon

Department of Geosciences

Fort Hays State University

600 Park St

Hays, KS 67601-4099, USA

E-mail: pgdixon@fhsu.edu

Tel: +1-785-628-4536


Climate and Health

Michael Allen

Department of Political Science and Geography

7035 Batten Arts & Letters

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529-0088, USA

E-mail: mallen@odu.edu



Kathryn C Conlon

Climate and Health Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Hwy MS F-59

Chamblee, GA 30341, USA

E-mail: Gbq6@cdc.gov




Thomas Holst

Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Division of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis

Centre for GeoBiosphere Science

Lund University

Sölvegatan 12

SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden

E-mail: Thomas.Holst@nateko.lu.se



Chung-Te Chang

Department of Geography

National Taiwan University

No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road

Taipei 10617, Taiwan

E-mail: changchuante@gmail.com



Antonella Fioravanti

Rheumatology Unit

Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese

“Le Scotte” Policlinico

Viale Bracci 1

53100 Siena, Italy

E-mail: fioravanti7@virgilio.it



Naoshi Kakitsuba

Department of Environment and Technology

School of Science andTechnology

Meijo University

468-8502 Shiogamaguchi 1-501, Tenpaku-ku,

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture


E-mail: naoshi@meijo-u.ac.jp



Mark D. Schwartz

Department of Geography

Bolton Hall Room 410

P.O. Box 413

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA

Tel.: +1-414-229-3740 or -4866

Fax: +1-414-229-3981

E-mail: mds@uwm.edu


Thermal Environment

Krzysztof  Blażejczyk

Polish Academy of Sciences

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization

Dept. of Geoecology and Climatology

Tward 51/55, 00-818 Warzawa, Poland

E-mail: k.blaz@twarda.pan.pl

Tel: +48 22 69 78 910


Urban Biometeorology

Tzu-Ping Lin

Department of Architecture

National Chen Kung University

1 University Road

Taiwan 701


E-mail: lintp@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Tel: +886 6 2757575 ext. 54145


Editorial Advisory Board

Paul BEGGS paul.beggs@mq.edu.au

Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, AUSTRALIA

Human health, aeroallergens, aerobiology, climate change


Amiel BERMAN amiel.berman@mail.huji.ac.il

Department of Animal Sciences, Hebrew University, ISRAEL

Animal environmental physiology, heat stress


Luigi CALAMARI luigi.calamari@unicatt.it

Istituto di Zootecnica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, ITALY

heat stress, dairy cows, metabolic conditions, milk production, milk characteristics in heat stress


Carla CESARACCIO C.Cesaraccio@ibimet.cnr.it

Institute of Biometeorology, National Research Council of Italy, ITALY

Plant phenology, heat and chill unit models, crop growth models, climate change, Mediterranean vegetation


Xiaoqiu CHEN cxq@pku.edu.cn

College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, CHINA

plant phenology; land surface phenology; phenological modelling and prediction; agricultural and forest meteorology; climate change impacts on vegetation dynamics


Frank-M. CHMIELEWSKI chmielew@agrar.hu-berlin.de

Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany

Climate change, phenology, phenological modelling, climate impacts on agriculture and horticulture (especially on fruit growing)


Zalika ČREPINŠEK Zalika.Crepinsek@bf.uni-lj.si

University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

plant phenology, climate change, trends, agronomy, climate extremes, agroclimatology


Junhu DAI daijh@igsnrr.ac.cn 

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA

phenology, plant geography, vegetation ecology, global change biology, climate change


Rebecca DARBYSHIRE rebecca.darbyshire@unimelb.edu.au

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Phenology, winter chill, climate change, temperate perennial trees


Alison DONNELLY  donnela@uwm.edu  

University of the Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

phenology, mismatch, biodiversity, climate change


Kristie EBI krisebi@uw.edu

Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA

Climate change, epidemiology, public health


Pablo FERNANDEZ DE ARROYABE HERNAEZ pablo.fdezarroyabe@unican.es

Universidad de Cantabria, SPAIN

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Applied Biometeorology, Human Vulnerability Assessment, Human Health and Climate Services development


Jennifer FITCHETT  Jennifer.m.fitchett@gmail.com   

School of Geography, University of the Witwatersrand, SOUTH AFRICA

plant phenology, climate change, seasonality and tropical cyclones, tourism, climate change, Africa


John GAUGHAN j.gaughan@uq.edu.au

The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Animal biometeorology


Carmen GALÁN bv1gasoc@uco.es

Department of Botany, Ecology and Plant Physiology, University of Córdoba, SPAIN

aerobiology, palynology, plant phenology, modeling, projections


William GOGGINS wgoggins@cuhk.edu.hk

Division of Biostatistics, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG

Biostatistics; Meteorological variables and human health; Urban heat islands; Generalized Additive Models


Simon GOSLING simon.gosling@nottingham.ac.uk

School of Geography, University of Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM

heat wave, temperature-related mortality, climate change


Scott GREENE jgreene@ou.edu 

Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma, USA

Climate and health, climate change, applied climatology


Lukasz GREWLING lukaszgrewling@gmail.com

Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, POLAND

aerobiology, ecology and phenology of allergenic plants and fungi, pollination biology


George HAVENITH G.Havenith@lboro.ac.uk

Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, Loughborough University Design School, UNITED KINGDOM

Human exposure: Heat stress, Cold stress, Clothing heat transfer, Thermophysiological modeling


Geoffrey HENEBRY Geoffrey.Henebry@sdstate.edu

Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, USA

Landscape ecology, land surface phenology, land cover/land use change, grasslands, croplands, smaller cities


Curtis D. HOLDER cholder@uccs.edu

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, USA

ecohydrology, rainfall interception, vegetation-atmosphere interactions, foliar ecology


Jutta HOLST Jutta.holst@nateko.lu.se

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, SWEDEN

Forest meteorology, environmental climatology (urban climate, air quality, human biometeorology)


Yasushi HONDA honda.yasushi.fn@u.tsukuba.ac.jp

Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

environmental epidemiology, climate change, human mortality & morbidity


David INOUYE inouye@umd.edu

Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA

pollination biology, plant demography, phenology, climate change, bees, pollinators


Britta JÄNICKE britta.jaenicke@posteo.net

Applied Meteorological Research Division, National Institute of Meteorological Sciences, KOREA

heat stress, urban climate, urban climate modeling (mirco or meso-scale), urban climate observation (e.g., networks, TMRT), urban green or biometeorological indices


Adam KALKSTEIN Adam.Kalkstein@usma.edu

Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, United States Military Academy, USA

Human, seasonal impacts


Idalia KASPRZYK idalia@univ.rzeszow.pl

Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology, University of Rzeszów, POLAND

Aerobiology; pollen, fungal spores and their relationship with weather; phenology, forecasting model, biostatistics


Marie KEATLEY mrk@unimelb.edu.au  

Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Plant phenology, statistical methods, citizen science & networks, natural resource management and environmental history


Kurt Christian KERSEBAUM ckersebaum@zalf.de

Institute of Landscape Systems Analysis, Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, GERMANY

agriculture, crop growth, phenology, soil processes, water balance, agro-ecosystem modeling


Kim KNOWLTON kknowlton@nrdc.org

Health & Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA

Human health, public health, climate change


Alar LÄÄNELAID Alar.laanelaid@ut.ee

Department of Geography, University of Tartu, ESTONIA

Biometeorological interests: dendrochronology (dating of buildings and wooden items by tree rings); dendroclimatology (ring-width/meteorological variables relations of pine, spruce, oak); dendroecology (drainage effects on trees growing in swamps).


Hyunjung LEE Hyunjung.Lee@stuttgart.de

Office for Environmental Protection, Section of Urban Climatology, City of Stuttgart, Germany

Urban climatology, urban human-biometeorology, heat stress, climate-related urban planning


Liang LIANG liang.liang@uky.edu

Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, USA

Phenology, bioclimatology, remote sensing


László MAKRA makra@geo.u-szeged.hu

Institute of Economics and Rural Development, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Szeged, HUNGARY

taxa, pollen, pollen dispersion, local pollen, transported pollen, pollen concentration, pollen forecast, climate, meteorological elements, pollen statistics, phenological characteristics, ragweed (Ambrosia), respiratory diseases


Zoya MATEEVA zoyam@abv.bg

National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BULGARIA

human biometeorology, assessment of climatic/meteorological influence on the human bio-comfort, its temporal and territorial distribution, measures for its improvement and stress reduction


Marco MORABITO m.morabito@ibimet.cnr.it

Institute of Biometeorology – National Research Council; Centre of Bioclimatology - University of Florence, ITALY

Human biometeorology; Thermal comfort, Thermal indices; Urban climate; Weather-related health; Environmental epidemiology


Matthew MULLER mdm119@case.edu

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA

Thermal physiology, exercise performance, cardiovascular physiology,  sympathetic nervous system, anesthesiology


Panagiotis T. NASTOS nastos@geol.uoa.gr

Department of Geology and Atmospheric Environment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GREECE

Weather impacts on human health, human biometeorology, heat waves and cardiovascular/ respiratory diseases, human thermal indices, weather types and human health


Katerina PANTAVOU  kpantav@yahoo.gr; pantavou.katerina@ucy.ac.cy

Medical School, University of Cyprus, CYPRUS

thermal environment, climate and health, environmental health, environmental epidemiology


Dirk SCHINDLER dirk.schindler@meteo.uni-freiburg.de

Chair of Meteorology and Climatology, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, GERMANY

Forest meteorology, micrometeorology, hydrometeorology, urban meteorology, air pollution control, energy meteorology, Radiation balance, energy balance, water balance, turbulent exchange, wind-plant-interaction, natural hazards, soil-vegetation-atmosphere exchange, time series analysis, statistical/empirical modelling, field studies


Karin SCHÜTZ  karin.schutz@agresearch.co.nz 

AgResearch Ltd, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND

heat and cold stress effects on animal welfare (mainly cattle but also other species)


Avraham SHITZER mersasa@techunix.technion.ac.il

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL

Thermal comfort, Wind chill, Bio-heat transfer, Climate stress indices, Modeling of the thermoregulatory system


Branko SIKOPARIJA sikoparijabranko@gmail.com

BioSensе Institute - Research Institute for Information Technologies in Biosystems, Novi Sad, SERBIA

Aerobiology, phenology


Tim SPARKS thsparks@btopenworld.com

Coventry University, UNITED KINGDOM

Phenology, climate impacts, biodiversity, species distribution


Alan STEWART aeswx@uga.edu 

University of Georgia, UNITED STATES

Climate and weather psychology


Sara TENTI sara_tenti@hotmail.it
Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, ITALY

balneotherapy, spa therapy, osteoarthitis, hand osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia


Shilu TONG shilu.tong@yahoo.com 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CHINA

Public health risks of climate variability and change, heat-related health impacts and disease burden attributable to climate change


János UNGER unger@geo.u-szeged.hu

University of Szeged, Hungary

urban human biometeorology (thermal aspects), indices of tourism climate, human comfort


Jennifer VANOS jkvanos@ucsd.edu

Department of Geosciences, University of California, San Diego, USA

Human thermal environment, air pollution, heat stress, epidemiology, urban climates, climate change, energy budget modeling


Dimitrios VOUKANTSIS dimitrios.voukantsis@oncology.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford, UK

Airborne pollen concentrations forecasting, Allergic rhinitis symptoms, Machine learning, Statistical modelling, Personalized medicine


Cuizhen WANG cwang@mailbox.sc.edu

Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, USA

Bio-environmental remote sensing, spatial analysis, GIS


Wenquan ZHU zhuwq75@bnu.edu.cn

Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, CHINA

phenology, remote sensing, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, vegetation index, net primary productivity

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