Lead Faculty

The Earth System Governance Lead Faculty is a small group of scientists of highest international reputation who take (shared) responsibility for the development of research on particular analytical problems, crosscutting themes or flagship activities. Members are invited by the Scientific Steering Committee taking into account academic criteria while striving for a geographical, disciplinary, and gender balance.

(in alphabetical order)

Prof. Kenneth W. Abbott, Arizona State University, United States of America
Prof. Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, United States of America
Prof. Steinar Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
Prof. Walter F. Baber, California State University, Long Beach, United States of America
Prof. Karin Bäckstrand, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Robert V. Bartlett, University of Vermont, United States of America
Prof. Steven Bernstein, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, United Kingdom
Prof. Susana Camargo Vieira, Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil
Prof. Ben Cashore, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, United States of America
Prof. Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo; and CIGI Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
Prof. Ken Conca, American University, United States of America
Prof. Leila da Costa Ferreira, University of Campinas, Brazil
Prof. Bharat H. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Prof. Itay Fischhendler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Carl Folke, Stockholm University, and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
Prof. Roberto P. Guimarães, , Brazil
Dr. Julia S. Guivant, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dr. Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Prof. Peter M. Haas, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, United States of America
Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Prof. Matthew J. Hoffmann, University of Toronto, Canada
Prof. Jia Wenhua, China University of Political Science and Law, China
Prof. Andrew Jordan, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Dr. Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Annica Kronsell, Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Louis Lebel, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Prof. Diana Liverman, University of Arizona, and Oxford University, United States of America
Prof. Ma Zhong, Renmin University of China, China
Dr. Elizabeth L. Malone, Joint Global Change Research Institute, United States of America
Prof. James Meadowcroft, Carleton University, Canada
Prof. Ronald B. Mitchell, University of Oregon, United States of America
Prof. Peter Newell, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Prof. Sebastian Oberthür, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Prof. Hiroshi Ohta, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Arthur Petersen, VU University Amsterdam; and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands
Prof. Qi Ye, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez, University of California Riverside, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, United States of America, Mexico
Agus Sari, Ecosecurities International, Indonesia
Prof. Bernd Siebenhüner, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Dr. R.B. Singh, University of Delhi, India
Prof. Will Steffen, Australian National University, Australia
Prof. Simon Tay, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Laurance Tubiana, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), France
Prof. Kazuhiro Ueta, Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. Arild Underdal, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Eduardo Viola, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Prof. Wang Canfa, China University of Political Science and Law, China
Prof. Paul Wapner, American University, United States of America
Prof. Oran R. Young, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States of America