Dr. Eleanor Milne
University of Leicester, UK
Eleanor Milne has over 20 years of experience working on various aspects of environmental management in the agricultural and land management sectors in developing countries. For the past 13 years her work has focused on developing tools to estimate the climate change mitigation potential of land management activities in developing countries. She coordinated the Global Environment Facilities (GEF) GEFSOC project which developed a system to estimate changes in soil carbon stocks at national and sub-national scale. She also coordinated the modelling component of the GEFs Carbon Benefits Project which has developed online tools to estimate the GHG impacts of land management activities. She currently holds honorary positions at The University of Leicester, UK (where she is based) and Colorado State University, USA. In July 2015 she took over as the Editor in Chief for Environmental Development, the transdisciplinary journal of SCOPE (the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment). She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool, UK, a Masters Degree in Crop Production and the Changing Environment from Essex University, UK and a PhD which considered ‘Soil conservation and maize productivity on sub-tropical red soils in Yunnan Province China’ from The University of Wolverhampton, UK. She has worked as a consultant, mainly through Colorado State University on projects for CCAFS, IFAD, USAID, CARE/The World Bank and UNEP.
Dr. Scott Denning
“Carbon Cycle Feedback: A Primary Source of Uncertainty in 21st Century Climate”
Scott Denning is Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in the United States where he leads a large research group studying the interaction of the global carbon cycle with our changing climate. Author of over 100 publications in the refereed climate literature, he is a former Editor of the Journal of Climate, and was Founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program.