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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 Acting 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

Field Editors

Matt Smith
Laboratory of Aeropalynology
Faculty of Biology
Adam Mickiewicz Univesity
Umultowska 89
61-614 Poznàn, Poland
E-mail: aeromattsmith@gmail.com

Agricultural Meteorology
Simon 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

John Gaughan
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Animal Science)
Queensland Alliance fo rAgriculture and Food Innovation
The University of Queensland
Gatton, Qld 4343, Australia
E-mail: j.gaughan@uq.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 54601036

Nicola Lacetera
University of Tuscia
Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy
Via San Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo, Italy
E-mail: nicgio@unitus.it
Tel: +390761357441
Fax: +390761357434

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
Email: rhoadsr@vt.edu
Office: (540) 231-5134
Cell: (540) 629-3989

Climate Change and Ecology

Lynda Chambers
11-13 Minter Court
Park Orchards
Melbourne, VIC 3114, Australia
E-mail: phenologist@gmail.com

Climate Change and Public Health 
Kristie L. Ebi
University of Washington
Department of Global Health
Harris Hydraulics Building, Room 309B
1705 NE Pacific St, Box 357965
Seattle, WA 98195-7965, USA

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

Kim Knowlton
Health & Environment Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011-4231, USA
E-mail: kknowlton@nrdc.org
Tel: +1-212-727-4579

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

Yoram Epstein
Heller Institute of Medical Research
Sheba Medical Center
The Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
E-mail: yoram.eptstein@sheba.health.gov.il  

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 J. Beggs
Macquarie University, Australia
Human, aeroallergens, climate change

Ariel Berman
Hebrew University, Israel
Animal environmental physiology, heat stress

Luigi Calamari
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Heat stress, dairy cows, metabolic conditions, milk production, milk characteristics in heat stress conditions

Judy Cawdell-Smith

University of Queensland, Australia
Heat stress in animals, horses

Carla Cesariccio
National Research Council of Italy
Plant phenology, heat and chill unit models, crop growth models, climate change, Mediterranean vegetation

Xiaoqiu Chen
Peking University, China
Phenology, agricultural and forest meteorology, plant ecology, biogeography

Frank-M. Chimielewski
Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Climate change, phenology, phenological modelling, climate impacts on agriculture and horticulture (especially on fruit growing)

Zalika Črepinšek
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Plant phenology, climate change, trends agronomy, climate extremes, agroclimatology

Theresa M. Crimmins
University of Arizona, USA
Phenology, citizen science, plant ecology, spatial analysis

Junhu Dai
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Phenology, plant geography, vegetation ecology, global change biology, climate change

Rebeccea Darbyshire
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Phenology, winter chill, climate change, temperate perennial trees

Ermes Frazzi
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Evaporative cooling, ventilation, thermal insulation, livestock buildings, dairy cows, pigs, poultry

Chris R. de Freitas
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Human body-environment thermal exchange, tourism climatology, thermal bioclimatic indices, tourists cave microclimatology and mangement, forest microclimate

Carmen Galán
University of Córdoba, Spain
Aerobiology, palynology, plant phenology, modeling, projections

William Goggins
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Biostatistics, meteorological variables and human health, urban heat islands, generalised additive models

Simon N. Gosling
University of Nottingham, UK
Heat waves, temperature-related mortality, climate change

Scott Greene
University of Oklahoma, USA
Climate and health, climate change, applied climatology

Bronwyn Harch
Queensland University of Technology
Bronwyn.Harch@qut.edu.au Environmental sampling, Environmental statistics (also known as environmetrics), Environmental modelling

Sharon L. Harlan
Arizona State University, USA
Climate/weather and society, heat and health, environmental justice, urban coupled human and natural systems

Masaaki Hashimoto
Teikyo University of Science, Japan
Hibernation, body temperature regulation, CO2 balneotherapy

George Havenith
Loughborough University, UK
Human exposure: heat stress, cold stress, clothing heat transfer, thermophysiological modeling

Geoffrey M. Henebry
South Dakota State University, USA
Synoptic ecology, landscape ecology, land surface phenology, ecological modeling, spatio-temporal analysis, grasslands, land cover/land use change

Jutta Holst
Lund University, Sweden
Forest meteorology, environmental climatology (urban climae, air quality, human biometeorology)

Yasushi Honda
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Environmental epidemiology, climate change, human mortality and mobidity

David Inouye

University of Maryland, USA
Pollination biology, plant demography, phenology, climate change, bees, pollinators

Adam J. Kalkstein
United States Military Academy, USA
Human, seasonal impacts  

Idalia Kasprzyk
University of Rzeszów, Poland
Aerobiology, pollen, fungal spores and their relationship with weather, phenology, forecasting model, biostatistics

Marie Keatley
University of Melbourne, Australia
Plant phenology, statistical methods, citizen science and networks, natural resource management, environmental history

Kurt Christian Kersebaum
Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
Agriculture, crop growth, phenology, soil processes, water balance, agro-ecosystem modeling

Ho Kim
Seoul National University, South Korea
Human health, air pollution, climate change

Elisabeth Koch
Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Austria

Alar Läänelaid
University of Atartu, Estonia
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)

Liang Liang
University of Kentucky, USA
Phenology, bioclimatology, remonte sensing

Toshio Makie
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Tokyo, Japan
Infectious disease, bio-statistics

László Makra
University of Szeged, Hungary
Taxa, pollen, polle dispersion, local pollen, transported pollen, pollen concentration, pollen forecast, climate, meteorological elements, pollen statistics, phenological characteristics, ragweed (Ambrosia), respiratory diseases

Helmut Mayer
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Urban meteorology and climatology, urban biometeorology, forest meteorology

Marco Morabito
Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council, Florence, Italy
Human biometeorology, thermal comfort, thermal indices, weather-related health, environmental epidemiology

Matthew Muller
Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, USA
Human thermoregulation, exercise performance in heat and cold, cardiovascular physiology, sympathetic mervous system, cardiology

Panagiotis Nastos
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 

Richard Primack
Boston University, USA
Plant phenology, leafing out times, winter chilling requirements, autumn phenology, fruiting phenology

Dirk Schindler
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
Forest meteorology, micrometeorology, hydrometeorology, urban meteorology, air pollution control, energy meteorology, radiation balance, energy balance, water balance, turbulent exhange, wind-plant interaction, natural hazards, soil-vegetation-atmosphere exchange, time series analysis, statistical/empirical modelling, field studies

Avraham Shitzer
Technio Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Thermal comfort, wind chill, bio-heat transfer, climate stress indices, modeling of the thermoregulatory system

Tim Sparks
Coventry University, UK
Phenology, climate impacts, biodiversity, species distribution

Brian Stone, Jr.
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Urban climatology, environmental planning, urban heat island effect, climate change, land use/land cover change

Shilu Tong
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Public health risks of climate variability and change, heat-related health impacts and disease burden attributable to climate change

János Unger
University of Szeged, Hungary
Urban human biometeorology (thermal aspects), indices of tourism climate, human comfort

Jennifer K. Vanos
Texas Tech University, USA
Human thermal environment, air pollution, heat stress, epidemiology, urban climates, climate change, energy budget modeling

Cuizhen Wang
Department of Geography
University of South Carolina, USA
Bioenvironmenal remote sensing, spatial analysis, GIS 

Ksenija Zaninovic
Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Croatia
Human biometeorology, tourism, thermal comfort, heat waves
Lewis Ziska
USDA-ARS, Crop Systems and Global Change, USA
Weed ecology, carbon dioxide, climate change, invasive species, food security
























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