Brian Buma is faculty at the University of Colorado, in Denver, focusing on disturbance processes in ecological systems around the world. He is also an affiliate faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a National Geographic Explorer engaged in public outreach of science.
Dr. hab. Anna Gałązka with >16 years of experience in the field of agricultural sciences, in the discipline of environmental protection and soil microbiology. Experience in the assessment of microbial diversity and soil biological activity, specialist in determining the functional diversity and metabolic potential of microorganisms (Hirsch indexSCOPUS: 12, citation index: 317). Currently a researcher at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology IUNG-PIB in Puławy.
Marcin K. Dyderski
Plant ecologist particularly interested in biological invasions. Focus also on vegetation ecology under human impact (climate change, land-use transformation, forest management, river regulation), forest biomass production and carbon sequestration, and modelling climate change effects on species distributions. R enthusiast.
Geographer, geomorphologist working at the University of Wrocław, Poland. In his work, he uses geophysical tools, including electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). He specializes in GIS analyzes of digital terrain models (LiDAR, SfM). He conducts studies on permafrost in the mountain and polar regions. He is also interested in extreme environmental events and the evolution of river valleys. More info at http://www.geom.uni.wroc.pl/
Geographer and pedologist working at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Interested in mechanisms of ecological feedbacks and pedogenic thresholds. His research focuses on relations between biodiversity, land-use, and soil environment in mountain ecosystems.