Keynote Speakers , climate change conferences

Prof. Dan Binkley  

Emeritus Professor
Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Colorado State University, USA

Speech Title: “Insights on Sustainability for a Changing Future”

Dan Binkley is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University.  His work on forest ecology and sustainability blends basic science with application to landscape-scale issues.  Some of the applied perspectives have focused on sustaining the productivity of forests by sustaining soil fertility, providing useful information in textbooks and courses for people who manage forests, and working with collaborative citizen groups on forest restoration at landscape scales.  Dan has degrees from Northern Arizona University (B.S. in Forestry), University of British Columbia (M.Sc. Forest Ecology), Oregon State University (PhD Forest Ecology, Soils, Botany), and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (honorary doctorate).  He was a professor of forest ecology and soils at Duke University and Colorado State University for 35 years.  He has coauthored over 160 journal articles (>40 on Eucalyptus plantations in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Brazil) and several books (including The Ecology and Management of Forest Soils (with R.F. Fisher).   For the past 10 years he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Forest Ecology and Management.

Keynote Speakers

Asst. Prof. Masayuki Kondo 

Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS)
Chiba University, Japan

Speech Title: ” The Effects of Land Use Changes on Current Terrestrial Carbon Cycle “

Masayuki Kondo is an assistant professor at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University, Japan since 2017. He has been a leading scientist of the carbon budget assessment study founded by the Ministry of Environment of Japan since 2014.

With undergraduate and master degrees in High Energy Particle Physics at University of Texas at Dallas Kondo pursued a brief career in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) before pursuing a career as a Geoscientist. He earned a PhD in Environmental Science from Hokkaido University, Japan.

His research aims to assess reliable carbon budgets at regional and global scales using terrestrial ecosystem models, atmospheric inversions including GOSAT CO2/CH4 inversions, and empirical upscaling of CO2 fluxes from eddy flux observations, and to provide insight into future prospects of biogeochemical cycles of Earth. To date, Kondo has produced achievements including the identification of the significant sink-source change of Southeast Asian CO2 budget between decades and role of plant regrowth on recent enhancement of terrestrial CO2 uptake.

Currently, his research focuses on filling a gap between carbon budgets from ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches, particularly in tropical regions. Also he is leading a synthesis of global and regional carbon budget assessment from multiple approaches and processes, aiming to contribute IPCC AR6 Chapter.

Kondo takes special delight in discussing the subject of climate change and carbon cycle with scientific and general audiences including K-12 students.

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies
University Putra Malaysia


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sarva Mangala Praveena
Associate Professor & Unit Head (Environmental Health)
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia