Walter Leal Filho is a Professor of Environment and Technology at MMU and at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, in Germany. Prof. Leal directs the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) which is a leading programme on climate change education, information and communication. His research interests are on sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy.
Evangelos Manolas was born in Naxos, Greece, in 1961. He has received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Essex (1983), a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1985) and a Philosophy Doctorate from the University of Aberdeen (1989). He is Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental-Forest Education in the Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, School of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece.
Anabela Marisa Azul is a researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra. Her main research activities focus on ecology, biology and biotechnology of fungi, particularly mycorrhizal symbioses. Her interests encompass both basic and strategic research, ranging from functional traits of native soil fungi, ecology and biotechnology of native fungi, toxins of higher fungi, science dissemination, education and citizenship, forestry and mycology guidance.
Ulisses M Azeiteiro is a Senior Professor (Associate Professor with Habilitation and Tenure), Coordinator of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Assets Unit from the Biology Department and Integrated Member/Senior Researcher of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro in Portugal. His main interests are the Impacts of Climate Change in the Marine Environment (Biology and Ecology of Global Change) and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development (Social and Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change). Research Coordinator since 2008 he was a member of several evaluation panels from research projects and grants (International European and National-Portuguese and outside Portugal), member of the organizing and scientific committees of more than 100 international and national congresses, supervised over 50 postgraduate students (MSc and Ph.D students). Professor Ulisses M Azeiteiro has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 250 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.
Henry McGhie is the head of collections and curator of zoology at Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester. With a background as a bird ecologist, his work connects the public with contemporary issues and research through exhibitions, and promotes the use of collections for research. He has a keen interest in finding ways for museums to contribute effectively to the sustainability agenda, promoting positive environmental and social outcomes. More broadly, he sees this area as reflecting museum’s key role as civic spaces, which can support, encourage and enable critical thinking and personal action around global challenges. He has published widely on historical ecology, the history of ornithology and natural heritage collections.