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Journal of Water and Land Development
Journal of Water and Land Development
Journal of Water and Land Development
Journal of Water and Land Development
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Professor Dr Hab. Hazem M. KALAJI     
Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Institute of Technology and Life Sciences - National Research Institute, Falenty, Al. Hrabska 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: fluorescence sensors; chlorophyll fluorescence analysis; photochemistry of photosynthesis; plant stress; physiology of plants and algae; plant talk and machine learning
Managing Editor
English Language Editor
Charlotte ALDRED (English Native Speaker)
Statistical Editor
Dr hab. Dariusz GOZDOWSKI
Dr inż.  Leszek SIECZKO
Associate Editors
Suzana Gotovac ATLAGIĆ (environmental chemistry, nanotechnology)

Barbara BORAWSKA-JARMUŁOWICZ (grassland, agronomy)

Klaudia BOROWIAK (air pollution, landscape evaluation)

Piotr BUGAJSKI (wastewater, wetlands)

Jarosław CHORMAŃSKI (water management, environmental science, water science)

Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries,West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland
Short BIO: In his research, he focus mainly with ichthyological analyzes explaining the current state of the population of various fish species and the prospects for its development, as well as the population and ecological characteristics of invasive species of aquatic animals, in particular crustaceans. In this regard, he cooperates with national and foreign research centers. Professor is author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including 5 books. He is a member of the editorial board of the American scientific journal "Aquatic Science and Technology", the Swiss scientific journals: “Water” and Applied Science”, the Polish scientific journal "Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria" and a scientific consultant for the diving magazine "Podwodny Świat" ("Underwater World"). He is affiliated withthree Nationwide scientific societies and is an expert in the European NOBANIS database for invasive animal species I. He is the head of the Model Research Station in Ińsko (Poland), and vice-dean of the Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries in Westpomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin.
Interest: biodiversity, ecology, environment, environmental impact assessment, hydrobiology, invasive species, marine biodiversity, marine ecology, marine environment, rivers, water quality.
Piotr DĄBROWSKI (environmental science, green infrastructure)

(soil water management, irrigation)

(water resources, GIS, irrigation, water management)

Department of Bioprocesses Engineering, Energetics and Automatization,University of Agriculture in Krakow,Poland
Short BIO: His scientific interests focus on: 1. Waste management (environmentally-friendly and innovative technologies of waste treatment, waste derived alternative fuels, use of biochar in biological waste treatment, composting and other methods of recycling), 2. Technical infrastructure and environmental protection of rural areas (a small ecological infrastructure, illegal waste dumping sites) 3. GIS and GPS in the spatial analysis, 4. Thermography in agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, medicine 5. LCA (life cycle assessment) in in eco-design of processes and products.
Interest: environment, environmental analysis, environmental engineering, environmental impact assessment, LCA, environmental pollution, GIS, land degradation, soil fertility, water and wastewater treatment.

Federico MARRONE (hydrobiology, phylogeography)

Gabriel MINEA
University of Bucharest, Romania
Short BIO: His educational background is in environmental geography. In 2012 he was awarded his PhD title in geography field, witha background in catchment hydrology from the University of Bucharestfollowed by a postdoctoral work. The main research interest lies in water process study (rainfall, runoff/floods at event scale) at catchment to microscale/runoff plot scale, and statistical analysis of discharge data. Frequent reviewer for international journals. Also, scientific activity was materialized through participation at conferences, workshops, books, guides, and papers publication.
Interest: geography, hydrology, experimental hydrology
Amarendra Narayan MISRA
Centurion University of Technology and Management, India
Short BIO: Works on abiotic stress, tropical crop plants, arid and semi-arid crop adaptation and productivity under marginal and problem soils, bioenergetic and molecular biology of chloroplast, thylakoid membrane architecture, nitric/oxide and hormonal signalling, light induced kinases, bioinformatics, tisue culture, biofuel crop, signal transduction and biosensors.
Interest: molecular biology, plant biology, cell signaling, chromatography, proteins, cell culture, plant biotechnology, metabolism, gene expression, plant physiology.

Agnieszka OPERACZ
Department of Sanitary Engineering and Water Management, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Interest: sustainable development, energy engineering, renewable energy technologies, sustainability, environment, environmental impact assessment, power generation, thermal engineering, environmental pollution, environmental monitoring, water science, soil science, hydrology, hydrogeology

Jos PUTHUR (agricultural plant science, molecular biology)

Osama H. SAYED (ecology, water stress)

Avinash Chandra PANDEY (agricultural plant science, genetics)

Mariusz SOJKA (water monitoring, modelling and management)

(soil science, soil protection)

Irena SUWARA (agronomy, crop production)

Szymon SZEWRAŃSKI (landscape architecture, spatial economy)

Hayat TOUCHANE (water productivity, climate change)

Grzegorz WAŁOWSKI (agricultural biogas)

Krystyna ŻUK – GOŁASZEWSKA (agriculture, plant physiology)
Editorial Board
Jan Franklin ADAMOWSKI
Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Canada
Short BIO: At McGill, he is a Full Professor, as well as a William Dawson Scholar and the Liliane and David M. Stewart Scholar in Water Resources. He is also the Director of the Integrated Water Resources Management Program, and Associate Director of the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management at McGill. His interdisciplinary research includes collaborative, integrated and adaptive water resources management; participatory human-water systems modeling; artificial intelligence applications in hydrology; sustainable agriculture; and water and food security. A particular focus of his recent research has been the development of approaches to improve the inclusiveness of stakeholder engagement processes and empowering marginalized communities in water resources and agroecosystem modeling and management.
Interest: hydrology, artificial intelligence, water resources management, stakeholder engagement, human-water systems, food security, sustainable agriculture

Tariq AFTAB – Aligarh Muslim University, Alīgarh, India

Suleyman I. ALLAKHVERDIEV – Azerbaijan State University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Ozan ARTUN – Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Habib R. ATHAR – Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Atilgan ATILGAN – Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Alanya, Turkey

Okke BATELAAN – Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Marian BRESTIC – Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia

Filippo BUSSOTTI – University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy

Shiguo CHEN – Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Muencheberg, Germany
Short Bio: Dr agr., Dipl.-Phys. Ralf Dannowski studied physics at the Technical University of Dresden, where he also completed his postgraduate course in groundwater. He practiced his professional activity in the Research Center for Soil Fertility (FZB) Müncheberg, today's Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). The main contributions of his work were the analysis, quantification and modeling of components of the water cycle with a special focus on the quantity and quality of groundwater. With the monograph Behrendt, H., Dannowski, R. (eds.): Nutrients and heavy metals in the Odra River system: Emissions from point and diffuse sources, their loads, and scenario calculations on possible changes (Weißensee Verlag Berlin, 2005), unified working methods and coordinated results of more than ten years of successful cooperation between German, Polish and Czech working groups in the cross-border catchment area of the Oder were documented. He ended his professional activity in 2015.
Interest: water cycle, groundwater, water budget, nutrient transport

Agricultural Botany Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta University, Egypt
Short BIO: Prof Elsheery is currently working as full prof at Agriculture Botany Dept, Tanta University. Nabil does research in Anatomy, Biotechnology and Botany. He got his PhD from Chinese academy of Sciences 2008 then postdoc in shanghai institute of plant physiology and ecology from 2008 till 2011 . He published more than 60 papers in high impacted journal.
Interest: Plant physiology, Stress physiology, Photosynthesis, Plant Biotechnology, Plant ecophysiology,  Chlorophyll Fluorescence, Enzymes activities, Plant anatomy.

Domenica FARCI – Università degli studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

GOVINDJEE – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA

Francisco GUERRERO – Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, Spain

Salim HEDDAM – Université 20 août 1955-Skikda, Skikda, Algeria

Tomasz HORACZEK – Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Falenty, Poland

Miroslava KAČÁNIOVÁ – Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia

Jan KAZAK – Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Sungwon KIM – Dongyang University, Yeongju, Republic of Korea

Ozgur KISI – University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, Germany

Peter KOVALENKO – Institute of Water Problems and Melioration of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences, Ukraine

Nour-Eddine LAFTOUHI – Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco

Ramin LOTFI – Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, AREEO, Maragheh, Iran

Grażyna MASTALERCZUK – Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw, Poland

Maria MRÓWCZYŃSKA – University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Samar OMAR – Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Dario PIANO – Università degli studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Karol PLESIŃSKI – Agricultural University in Cracow, Cracow, Poland

Majeti Narasimha Vara PRASAD – University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Mahendra RAI  
Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India
Short BIO: He is Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He published 380 research papers, more than 102 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and more than 60 books from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, Taylor and Francis, Wiley and Scientific Publisher. He is a member of several scientific societies and have been a national Scholar for five years. He received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He also received SERC visiting fellowship by Department of Science and Technology (1996), INSA visiting fellowship by Indian National Science Academy (1998) and TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002), Italy. Dr. Rai was also awarded UGC-BSR faculty fellowship by University Grants commission, New Delhi.He serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nanobasedbioactives against human pathogenic microbes.
Interest: plant biotechnology, antibiotic resistance, pathogens, nanobiotechnology, biotechnology, antibiotics, bacteria, nanoparticles, molecular biology, antimicrobials

Marcin RAPACZ – University of Agriculture, Cracow, Poland

Manzer H. SIDDIQUI – King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Edyta SIERKA   
Research Team of Botany and Nature Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice Faculty of Natural Sciences, Poland
Short BIO: Biologist, an environmental specialist in the functioning of novel ecosystems in urban and industrial areas in terms of biodiversity and factors affecting its formation, and the economic dimension of ecosystem services. She conducts research on the diversity of functional traits of wild plants as a response to biotic and abiotic environmental stressors in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the blue-green infrastructure of cities. She is a specialist in environmental impact assessment procedures and an auditor of ISO 14001 environmental management systems. She chairs the Commission on Environmental Protection and Waste Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of 76 scientific publications, manager and executor of research and teaching projects, e.g. identification of diversity of plant functional traits in terms of CO2 sequestration and water retention. Reviewer of scientific articles for indexed journals. Director of College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies at Silesian University in Katowice
Interests: environmental protection, ecosystem services,post-industrial habitats, EIA, biodiversity, aquatic ecosystems, vegetation, plant functional traits, natural resources management, and green infrastructure of cities.

Kazimierz STRZAŁKA – Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Wayan SUPARTA – Institute Technology National Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sawsan TAWKAZ – Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Montpellier, France

Adam TAŃSKI – West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland

Renata TOBIASZ-SALACH – Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland

Katarzyna TURNAU – Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Martin J. WASSEN – Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Marek ZIVCAK – Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovak Republic

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