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Regional Environmental Change

Regional Environmental Change

Editor-in-Chief: W. Cramer; J.D. Ford

ISSN: 1436-3798 (print version)
ISSN: 1436-378X (electronic version)

Journal no. 10113

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Wolfgang Cramer
Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE)
Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Avignon Université, Technopôle Arbois-Méditerranée
Bât. Villemin - BP 80
F-13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 04, France
Tel.. +33-4-42-90-84-86
E-mail: wolfgang.cramer[AT]imbe.fr

James D. Ford
Priestley International Centre for Climate
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT Leeds
Tel: +44 (01)1133436463
E-mail: j.ford2[AT]leeds.ac.uk

Topical Collection Chief Editor:
Christopher Reyer
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
RD II: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities
Telegrafenberg, P.O. Box 601203
14412 Potsdam, Germany
Tel.: +49 331 28820725
Email: christopher.reyer[AT]pik-potsdam.de

Founding Editor:
Wim Salomons
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1807
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail:  wim.salomons@ivm.vu.nl

Editorial Board:
Dror Angel, Haifa, Israel
Robbert Biesbroek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Anne Bousquet-Melou, Merseille, France
Virginia Burkett, Reston, United States
Xiangzheng Deng, Beijing, China
Yazhen Gong, Beijing, China
Helmut Haberl, Vienna, Austria
Shannon Hagerman, Vancouver, Canada
Kathleen Hermans, Leipzig, Germany
Luis Lassaletta, Madrid, Spain
Debora Ley, Antigua, Guatemala
Juan I. Lopez Moreno, Zaragoza, Spain
Shuaib Lwasa, Kampala, Uganda
Ülo Mander, Tartu, Estonia
Marc Metzger, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jamie Pittock, Canberra, Australia
Diana Sietz, Postdam, Germany
Chandni Singh, Bangalore, India
Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Bonn, Germany
Jasper van Vliet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alta de Vos, Grahamstown, South Africa
Tony Weir, Canberra, Australia

Wolfgang Cramer 

Professor Dr Wolfgang Cramer, environmental geographer and global ecologist, is one of the founding directors of the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), established in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Avignon (France) in 2012.
Wolfgang Cramer received his academic training at the Universities of Gießen/Germany (geography, diploma 1981) and Uppsala/Sweden (plant ecology, Ph.D. 1986). From 1987 to 1993, he taught and conducted his research at the Department of Geography, Trondheim University (Norway) while also being a frequently visiting scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. In 1992, he joined the newly founded PIK as head of the department "Global Change and Natural Systems". In 2003, he was appointed full professor of global ecology at Potsdam University.
The scientific contributions by Cramer's research group (120+ papers) are in the areas of modelling forest dynamics under climate change, biosphere dynamics at the global and continental scale, including aspects of natural and human disturbance as well as biodiversity. Professor Cramer is a contributor in many roles to the IPCC (Peace Nobel Prize 2007) and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. In the programme Future Earth, he co-chairs the project ecoSERVICES. He also regularly serves as advisor of the german and french governments, as well as the EU Research Directorate.


Wolfgang Cramer
Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE)
Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Univ. Avignon, Technopôle Arbois-Méditerranée
Bât. Villemin – BP 80
F-13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 04, France
Tel. +33-4-42-90-84-86
E-mail: wolfgang.cramer@imbe.fr

James Ford 

Dr James D. Ford is an Associated Professor and CIHR Chair in the Dept. of Geography at McGill University in Montreal where he leads the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (www.jamesford.ca). Originally from Manchester, England, he earned a BA in Geography and MSc in Environmental Change from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Guelph, Canada. Dr Ford’s work takes place at the interface between climate and society, and he is particularly interested in climate change vulnerability and adaptation, with a focus on natural hazards, resource management, and health. He has led a diversity of projects in this area, primarily with Inuit communities in northern Canada and Greenland, and more recently with Indigenous communities in Uganda and Peru. This research involves working closely with local people and decision makers at various levels, with a strong emphasis on creating usable science. More recently he has also been active in developing approaches to tracking climate change adaptation at global and regional levels, and developing systematic review approaches in an environmental change context.
The author of over 90 scientific articles - with publications in diverse journals from Global Environmental Change to the American Journal of Public Health - Dr Ford has also been a contributing author to the assessment reports of the IPCC and Arctic Resilience Report, and is a lead author on Canada’s national climate change assessment. He has presented his work at numerous conferences, including invitations to brief the UN on the importance of adaptation for Indigenous populations, and recently joined the research management committee of the ArcticNet project. Having joined the editorial board at Regional Environmental Change in 2011, he is delighted to take up the role as joint Editor-in-Chief in January 2015.

Contact : 

Dr James D. Ford
Professor & Chair in Climate Adaptation
Priestley International Centre for Climate
University of Leeds
E-mail: j.ford2@leeds.ac.uk

Christopher Reyer 

Dr. Christopher Reyer, a forester and ecologist by training, is a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. His research interests are related to key elements of sustainability research, namely climate change impacts on forests and all other kinds of socio-ecological systems, adaptation to these impacts as well as how resilience, sustainable development and sustainable natural resource management interact with climate impacts. Recently, he was coordinating lead author of the Turn Down the Heat report prepared for the World Bank in which he studied climate impacts in different regions of the world and their implications for development. Currently, Christopher is working in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP) coordinating the forest and biome activities and he is leading the COST Action FP1304 PROFOUND. Additionally, Christopher is regularly teaching courses on “Adaptation to Global Change” at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development and the Humboldt University Berlin.

Contact : 

Christopher Reyer, Dr. rer. nat.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
RD II: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities
Telegrafenberg, P.O. Box 601203
14412 Potsdam, Germany
Tel.: +49 331 28820725
Email: reyer@pik-potsdam.de

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