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SURE research cooperation service

Under the light of the growing importance of international trans- and interdisciplinary research co-operations in urban ecology, SURE offers a research co-operation service. The service should give SURE members the chance to offer and/or look for potential partners to develop common projects and project proposals (e.g. for European Horizon 2020 calls).

If you are interested to look for research partners among the SURE network, please fill the form and send it back to Dr. Martina Artmann.

SARA A. GAGNÉ FROM CHARLOTTE, USA (NORTH CAROLINA)

Institution: Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Expertise: Landscape ecology, animal community ecology, avian ecology, amphibian ecology, carabid beetle ecology

Interested research co-operation topics: Effects of urban form, including urban sprawl, on socio-ecological systems; translation of landscape ecological knowledge to planning practice; functioning of complex city systems

Interested research funding: I am open to all funding opportunities

MARIA MBATUDDE FROM KAMPALA, UGANDA

Institution: Kampala International University

Expertise: plant ecological modelling, taxonomy, population genetics

Interested research co-operation topics: climate change, ecological modelling, taxonomy

Interested research funding:

MANOJ KUMAR TEOTIA FROM CHANDIGARH, INDIA

Institution: Ass. Prof., Urban Governance and Development Unit, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) and PhD Scholar, Sociology, SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi.  

Expertise: Urban and Spatial Planning, Local Governance, Water Governance, Green Growth in Urban Areas, Environmental Infrastructure and Services, Climate Change and Environmental Implications, Ecological and Social Change, Urban Housing, Slums, Poverty etc

Interested research co-operation topics: Green Growth and Urban Ecology, Towards Sustainable Urban Development and Planning, Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas, Climate Change and Urban Environment/ Development (Housing, Slums, Poverty, Disasters, Adaptation etc).

Interested research funding: Any call linked with the expertise/ topics of interest

AMPARO HERRERA-DUENAS FROM MADRID, SPAIN

Institution: PhD student at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Expertise: ecophysiology (oxidative stress, nutrition); ornithology (Passerines)

Interested research co-operation topics: evolutionary mechanisms of adaptation to urban environments; impact of urbanisation process to urban wildlife

Interested research funding: Any kind of funding that I was eligible to apply for.

KONSTANTIN ZAKHAROV FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Institution: independent researcher

Expertise: conservation biology, landscape ecology, habitat fragmentation, zoology (mammal)

Interested research co-operation topics: conservation of nature in conditions intensive urbanisation, for example Moscow and Moscow area where are a lot of forests and other areas of nature within and nearby the megacity

Interested research funding:

ALEXANDRU-IONUT PETRISOR FROM BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Institution: 1. “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning; 2. National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development URBAN-INCERC

Expertise: land cover and use changes, environmental data analysis, GIS, spatial-quantitative methods, land cover and use

Interested research co-operation topics: urban ecology, landscape ecology, conservation ecology

Interested research funding: looking to work as a researcher, but cannot involve institutionally, except for the second affiliation

HUAFENG WANG FROM HAIKOU, CHINA

Institution: Key Laboratory of Protection and Development Utilization of Tropical Crop Germplasm Resource, Ministry of Education, College of Horticulture and Landscape Agriculture, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China

Expertise: Plant systematic and taxonomy

Interested research co-operation topics: Plant diversity, greenspace

Interested research funding: H2020 SCC-04-2016

MARGARET STANLEY FROM AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Institution: Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Expertise: Ecology and biodiversity (terrestrial – birds, invertebrates, plants), invasive species, urban adapters

Interested research co-operation topics: 

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JOUNI SORVARI PHD FROM KUOPIO, FINLAND

Institution: Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus

Expertise: Social insects (ants, bees, bumblebees, social wasps), aquatic insects; Biodiversity, insect immunity, insect respiration, heavy metals, pollution, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), statistics, meso- and microcosm studies; Urban parks and greenery (I was a professional gardener before my academic career)

Interested research co-operation topics: Effect of urban and exurban landscape and/or Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) on biodiversity using ants, bumblebees and social wasps as model group; Effect of urban landscape and/or Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) on the physiological condition and phenotype of ants and bumblebees; Effect of urban landscape on the prevalence and transmission of the parasites and pathogens of bumblebees; Effect of urban pollution on the biota; especially particulate matter; Urban environments as stepping stones for Invasive Alien Species; Urban stormwater run-off studies related to contamination, accumulation and effects on aquatic insects; Urban stormwater retention ponds as novel ecosystems: biodiversity of aquatic insects and its effect on surrounding terrestrial ecosystem function

Interested research funding: H2020 SCC-04-2016; H2020 SCC-02-2016-2017;                       Others/You name it!

BYRON IOANNOU FROM NICOSIA, CYPRUS

Institution: Frederick University

Expertise: urban planning, countryside and landscape planning, urban design, sustainable built environment

Interested research co-operation topics: urban ecology, urban green, public space

Interested research funding: Interested in joining consortia for H2020: SCC-04-2016: Sustainable urbanization, H2020: SCC-02-2016-2017: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities, JPI Urban Europe Call

LÁSZLÓ KÖVÉR PHD FROM DEBRECEN, HUNGARY

Institution: Department of Nature Conservation Zoology and Game Management, UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN

Expertise: ornithology (especially Corvids), trapping in urban environment, alarming, conservation biology

Interested research co-operation topics: urban ornithology, human-wildlife interaction in urban environment

Interested research funding: any

LUIS INOSTROZA FROM DRESDEN, GERMANY AND PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Institution: TU-Dresden or University of Economics, Prague

Expertise: urban ecology, urban metabolism, urban geography, regional science, spatial planning, land use change, GIS and remote sensing

Interested research co-operation topics: Spatial assessment of urbanization degrees; GWR modelling of heat hazards and urban morphology

Interested research funding: I am open to all kinds of collaborations

ASAD AZIZ FROM GUJRAT, PAKISTAN

Institution: University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan.

Expertise: Geography

Interested research co-operation topics: Ecology, Geography, Earth sciences

Interested research funding: H2020

MAURÍCIO LAMANO FERREIRA FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Institution: “Smart and sustainable city” programme at the University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE)

Expertise: Dynamics of urban forest; Biodiversity; carbon and nitrogen stocks.

Interested research co-operation topics: Urban ecology, Dynamics of urban forest; Nutrient cycling.

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AKBAR RAHIMI FROM TABRIZ, IRAN

Institution: Tabriz University, Department of Landscape Engineering, Agricultural Faculty

Expertise: Infill Development, Urban Modelling and Urban Planning

Interested research co-operation topics: Urban Infill Development, Land Uses Change Modelling, Urban Green Spaces and Social Functions

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CHRISTINE E. THURING FROM SHEFFIELD, UK

Institution: University of Sheffield, Dept. Landscape

Expertise: ecological landscape design, green infrastructure, green roofs, living walls, urban (plant) ecology

Interested research co-operation topics: green infrastructure design with emphasis on plant species diversity and ecosystem function

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ANDRZEJ MIZGAJSKI, IWONA ZWIERZCHOWSKA AND LIDIA PONIZY FROM POZNAN, POLAND

Institution: Department of Integrated Geography, Institute of Physical Geography and Environmental Planning, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Science, Adam Mickiewicz University

Expertise: urban ecosystem services mapping and non-monetary assessment, spatial planning, urban green infrastructure analysis, social-ecological system in urban green infrastructure management, social and ecological aspects of urban gardening, land use and land cover changes (GIS)

Interested research co-operation topics: 

Interested research funding: Open for cooperation

YANGANG XING FROM CARDIFF, UK

Institution: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Expertise: Assessing benefits of green roofs/green walls, Building Retrofit Technologies, Building Performance Modelling, Urban Heat Island Mitigation, Urban Greening Technologies

Interested research co-operation topics: Yan is interested in the interactions between plants, water, people and buildings, such as green roofs/walls. I am looking for research partners in biodiversity, hydrology and water management, landscape archtitects, horticultural, and plants scientists.

Interested research funding: for 2016: SCC -02, SCC-03, SCC -01, COST ACTION network, and others

MAIK NETZBAND FROM BOCHUM, GERMANY

Institution: Ruhr-University Bochum / Germany

Expertise: Remote sensing and geoinformation techniques and data management in the context of urban ecology and urban planning. In particular, problems associated with urban land-use, climate, soil imperviousness, and land consumption, green areas, and open spaces. Approaching these complex issues with methods of remote sensing and geo-information.

Interested research co-operation topics: Various urban related and internationally focused geo-information research projects in which monitoring and evaluating urban land use with respect to urban ecological questions.

Interested research funding: SCC-04-2016, SCC-02-2016-2017, JPI Urban Europe Call

MIHAI RAZVAN NITA FROM BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Institution: University of Bucharest – Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies (CCMESI)

Expertise: Urban and landscape planning, Spatial planning, Green infrastructures, Evaluation of Green spaces in urban environments, Environmental conflicts in urban environments, Ecosystem services, Land use and land cover changes, GIS techniques (in the above topics)

Interested research co-operation topics: Urban ecology for sustainable urban planning, Evaluation of ecosystem services, Green infrastructure design.

Interested research funding: Open to any form of collaboration (including institutional) within my field of expertise.