James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Serge Thomas, Ph.D.

Expert in the ecology of aquatic environments · Florida Gulf Coast University

Serge Thomas specializes in the consequences of natural and human stresses in aquatic ecosystems.

Ecological Engineering Hydrosystems Technologies to Clean Water Microplastics Algal Blooms

Brian Byrd

Professor · Western Carolina University

Brian Byrd's research focuses on domestic mosquito‐borne diseases, specifically La Crosse encephalitis.

Global Health Medical Entomology Epidemiology

Michele Baggio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Michele Baggio is an expert in environmental and resource economics, ecological economics, and health economics.

Ecological Economics Health Economics Environmental and Resource Economics Applied Microeconomics

Joyce Fassbender, Ph.D.

Expert in insect and spider biodiversity · Florida Gulf Coast University

Joyce Fassbender is an entomologist and arachnologist with research interests in general biology.

Beetles Spiders Insect Biodiversity Entomology Arachnology

William Heyborne

Dean of College of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in reptile and amphibian natural history, biological pedagogy, and animal venoms

Ecology and Evolution of Insects and Arachnids Herpetology Entomology Zoology Amphibians

Robert Traver, PhD

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems; Director of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Robert Traver, PhD., P.E., D. WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, is an expert on green stormwater infrastructure.

Stormwater Management Bmp Green Infrastructure Urban Watersheds Flooding Water Resources

Kathryn Bender

Assistant Professor of Economics · University of Delaware

Research focuses on the economic pedagogy as well as the economics of food waste, experimental economics and consumer behavior.

Food Marketing and Policy Economic Pedagogy Taylor Swift Data Visualization Data Analysis

Marc Stoiber

Creative Director / Brand Strategist · Consultant

The Futureproof Brand Expert

Futureproof Brands Creating Green Innovation Green Brand Leadership Out of the Jar Thinking Building Platforms for Great Ideas

Todd Latham

Publisher · Actual Media Inc.

Motivator, Optimist, Author, Speaker and President - Actual Media Inc.

Environment Infrastructure Water

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD

Professor of Geography and the Environment; Director of the MS in Environmental Science Graduate Program | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, researches the environmental change impacting tropical ocean ecosystems and conservation and management strategies.

Marine Invertebrates Coral Reefs Ecosystems Ocean Environments

Xilei Zhao

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Xilei Zhao focuses on developing and applying data and computational science methods to tackle problems in transportation and resilience.

Machine Learning Public Transit Hurricane Evacuation Community Resilience Artificial Intelligence

Iñaki Alday

Dean, Richard Koch Chair in Architecture · Tulane University

Iñaki Alday utilizes a multidisciplinary global vision and social and environmental ethics to examine the role of architecture in society

Sustainable Architecture Eco-ethics Architecture and the Built Enivronment Architecture River City Urban Planning

Dr Katie Chong

Senior Lecturer in CEAC/EBRI · Aston University

Dr Chong has a particular interest in the thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes, and techno-economic evaluation.

Pyrolysis Techno-Economic Assessment Chemical Technology Bioenergy Life Cycle Assessment

Barry H. Rosen, Ph.D.

Expert in cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms and blue-green algae · Florida Gulf Coast University

Barry Rosen studies the nature of freshwater harmful algal blooms and their dynamics.

blue-green algae Cyanobacterial genetics Diatoms Limnology Fish kills

Mark Abkowitz

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert in enterprise risk management, hazardous materials transportation, and impacts of extreme weather on infrastructure adaptation.

Extreme Weather and Infrastructure Enterprise Risk Management Spatial Analysis Infrastructure Resilience Risk Assessment

Dennis Whyte

Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Head, Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dennis Whyte is an expert in fusion research using the magnetic confinement of plasmas for energy production.

Physics Boundary Plasma Physics Magnetic Fustion Energy Engineering

Aparna Gupta

Professor, Lally School of Management; Director, Center for Financial Studies · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leading quantitative finance and risk management expert advancing cutting-edge solutions to address risk challenges of the 21st century.

Networked Systems Analytical Methods Financial Engineering Risk Management Quantitative Finance

Sarah DeYoung

Associate Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice · University of Delaware

Prof. DeYoung's expertise is in maternal and child health in crisis and disaster settings, with a focus on infant feeding in emergencies.

Evacuation Decision-making Companion Animals in Disasters Maternal & Infant Health in Disasters Refugee & Immigrant Well-being Psychological Sense of Community

Joan B. Rose

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife · Michigan State University

International expert in water and public health microbiology, studies viruses, source tracking and protozoa in water with new tools.

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Microbial Source Tracking Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Public Health Microbiology Environmental Virology