Environmental Development

A note from the Publisher, Ms Sandra Broerse:

On behalf of Elsevier and Scope, I would like to inform you of some changes in the Editorial team of Environmental Development.

Dr. Theo Beckers will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Development per July 2015. Theo has been the Editor-in-Chief since the launch of the journal in 2011, and in its short existence the journal has published more than 120 articles which in total were downloaded more than 200,000 times. Dr. Becker’s efforts and dedication to the journal have been essential for the journal’s rapid growth and success.

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Eleanor Milne has accepted our invitation to take over from Theo as new Editor-in-Chief per 1 July 2015. Dr. Milne graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1991 where she studied Environmental Biology. She received a Masters Degree in Crop Production and the Changing Environment from Essex University in 1995 with field work being carried out at The Smithsonian Institute in the USA considering the impacts of elevated CO2 on soil and root respiration. She then worked for Imperial College considering the impacts of air pollutants on crops in India and Pakistan. In 2001 she was awarded a PhD from The University of Wolverhampton entitled ‘Soil conservation and maize productivity on sub-tropical red soils in Yunnan Province China’.

After completing her PhD she managed the EU SHASEA Project. She then went on to coordinate the Global Environment Facilities (GEF) GEFSOC project which developed a system to estimate changes in soil carbon stocks at national and sub-national scale. She has gone on to work for Colorado State University where she coordinated the modelling component of the GEF’s Carbon Benefits Project which developed online tools allowing developing countries to estimate the GHG impacts of land management activities. She is Affiliate Scientist of Colorado State University, USA and Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

I am also pleased to announce that Prof. James Galloway recently started as Regional Editor of Environmental Development. Prof. James Galloway is the Sidman P. Poole Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. He received the B.A. degree in Chemistry and Biology from Whittier College in 1966. In 1972 he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He serves on the boards of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Marine Biological Laboratory. He was the founding chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative from 2003 to 2008, and was a member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board from 2003 to 2009. He was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the most recent assessment and the coordinating lead author on the US National Climate Assessment.

In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was awarded, with Harold Mooney, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. His research on biogeochemistry includes the natural and anthropogenic controls on chemical cycles at the watershed, regional and global scales. His current research focuses on beneficial and detrimental effects of reactive nitrogen as it cascades between the atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and freshwater and marine ecosystems.

I would like to thank Theo for his excellent contribution to the journal, and I wish Eleanor and James success in their new roles.

Sandra Broerse - Publisher, Elsevier