Workshop on Scholarly Publications

Prof. Eduardo S. Brondizio

Eduardo S. Brondizio is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Directs the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes, and Senior Fellow at the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he served two terms as chair of the Department of Anthropology. Brondizio holds external professorship with the Environment and Society program at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Brazilian-born, Brondizio’s career has uniquely weaved agricultural sciences, anthropology and geospatial analysis to address questions of human-environmental interaction from the local to global scales. Since the late 1980s, he has dedicated his research to understanding and responding to the social-environmental transformation and governance challenges of Amazônia and has been closely involved with international research programs advancing understanding of the human dimensions of and responses to global environmental and climate change. Brondizio’s work is known for advancing innovative multi-scalar methodologies towards problem-oriented and participatory social-ecological research in Amazonia and beyond. Among numerous international advisory and editorial roles, Prof. Brondizio has also been fortunate to work closely with international global change research programs, in particular, the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP), now part of the Future Earth program of which served on the inaugural Science Committee. He has also had the privilege of contributing to regional, national, and global assessments such as the first assessment of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-4), the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), the United Nations Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) on Forests and Food Security [IUFRU, FAO], among many others. He co-chaired the Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), approved by 132 countries in 2019. Brondizio is also fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture, and elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the United States National Academy of Sciences. Brondizio is co-Editor in Chief of the journal Global Environmental Change.

Workshop on
"Tips for getting published in international journals: experience as an Editor and Associate Editor"

Dr. Stacey Archfield

Dr. Archfield received her Doctorate of Philosophy from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University in 2009 and she obtained her Masters on Geosystems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. Her current research is focused on understanding hydrologic change for water resources applications and she also maintain an interest in the use of statistical approaches to characterize hydrologic information at unmonitored locations. Dr. Archfield is working on several editorial board currently. She is the Co-Editor of Hydrologic Sciences Journal  from 2018 to Present, Associate Editor of Water Resources Research from 2017 to Present and Editor of  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences from 2012 to Present. Currently she is forking at U.S. Geological Survey, Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division as a Research Hydrologist from 2017. She served as a visiting lecturer of University of Bristol, College of Engineering, United Kingdom and Vienna University of Technology, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Austria. She has been awarded as the 2014 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Water Resources Research in 2015. Archfield and Vogel [2010] paper featured in the EOS Research Spotlight. Papers featured in the Research Spotlight are selected by the editors of the 18 journals published by the American Geophysical Union. Only 3 to 4 papers are selected bi-weekly to be featured. (2011) Hirsch, Moyer and Archfield [2010] paper selected as one of four finalists for the William R. Boggess Award. This award is given to a paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association that best describes, delineates, or analyzes a major problem or aspect of water resources from either a theoretical, applied, or philosophical standpoint. (2011). She has been selected to deliver the 2010 U.S. Geological Survey Chief Hydrologist Seminar in 2010. She received the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in 2009, Tufts University Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Littleton Professional Promise Award in 2009, and Northeastern University Student Commencement Speaker in 1999. Her research interests include carbon cycling, nitrogen cycling, ecosystem goods and services, environmental assessment, and grassland ecosystems.  

Workshop on
“Communicating your research – publishing in journals, and beyond”

09th of February 2023

Prof. Harini Nagendra

Harini Nagendra is Director of Research Centre at the University, and leads the University’s Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability.

Over the past 25 years, Harini has been at the leading edge of research — examining conservation in forests and cities of South Asia from the perspective of both landscape ecology and social justice. For her interdisciplinary research and practice, she has received many awards including the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award, and the 2017 Clarivate Web of Science award.

Her publications include the books Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future (Oxford University Press, 2016) and ​“Cities and Canopies: Trees of Indian Cities” (Penguin, 2019, with Seema Mundoli) as well as over 150 research publications including recent papers in Nature, Nature Sustainability, and Science.

She writes a monthly column The Green Goblin in the Deccan Herald newspaper, and is a well-known public speaker and writer on issues of urban sustainability in India. She is also an associate editor of the journal Global Environmental Change.

Harini has been a Lead Author on the IPCC AR5 reports, and a past Science Committee member of DIVERSITAS and the Global Land Programme. She engages with international science and policy through her involvement as a Steering Committee member of the Future Earth Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society, and the Future Earth Urban Knowledge Advisory Network.

She is on the Advisory Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Climate-KIC, the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, and the Earth Leadership Program (formerly the Leopold Leadership Program).

The following content will be covered during the workshop.

1) The peer review process – an overview

2) Selecting the right journal

3) Sending in your manuscript – focusing on the cover letter and abstract

4) Responding to reviewers

5) Ethical issues

6) Other ways of communication

7) Global Environmental Change – an overview of the journal

Panel Discussion on
"Can we achieve the goal of climate action and net zero targets, as planned, with the ongoing climate and economic crisis?"


Dr. Athula Senaratne
Senior Agriculture Specialist, World Bank, Sri Lanka

Prof. Amal S. Kumarage
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Prof. Buddhi Marambe

University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Mr. H. K. Wickramasinghe

Deputy Director General (Demand Side Management)
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority

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