ESEP Editorial Staff

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Online peer review and manuscript submission:






Darryl Macer, Ph.D.

President, American University of Sovereign Nations, P.O. Box 1701, Sacaton, Arizona 85147, USA

Director, Eubios Ethics Institute, New Zealand, Japan and Thailand
Email: darryl(at)


Konstantinos I. Stergiou
Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Biology, Department of Zoology, PO Box 34, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece, Tel: +30 2310 998268 / Email: kstergio(at)

Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Aghios Kosmas,
16777 Athens, Greece




Susanne Schüller




John Austin



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Editors are fully responsible for the review process of manuscripts allotted to them; they decide on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts handled by them.


Kleio Akrivou


22 Cintra Avenue, flat 1, Reading, RG2 7AU, UK

Organisational behaviour, moral cognitive maturity, human development theory, moral psychology and virtue theory, conceptualisation/operationalisation in social sciences, academic integrity, higher education knowledge creation and dissemination, cross-disciplinary research


Mike Archer


Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Palaeontology, mammalogy, evolution, geology, rational thought and sustainable land management


Sam Berry


Department of Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Genetics, population biology, evolution, environmental ethics and policy


Virginia Burkett


Global Change Science Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey, 540 North Courthouse Street, Many, Louisiana 71449, USA

Wetland ecology, coastal zone management, wildlife and fisheries management, climate change impact assessment


José I. dos Remedios Furtado


Centre for Integrated Development, 19 Langford Green, Champion Hill, London SE5 8BX, UK

Sustainable use of natural resources, appropriate technology, integrated policy, capacity development


Bruce Jennings


Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Environmental ethics, environmental politics and political theory, environmental policy, bioethics, public health, health policy, and biotechnology


Guy R. Lanza


Professor of Microbiology and Director, Environmental Sciences Program, 312 Stockbridge Hall,

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-7240, USA

Environmental microbiology, phytoremediation/bioremediation strategies for environmental restoration and repair of damaged ecosystems, ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology and water resources, ecology of waterborne diseases, science-based environmental policy, interdisciplinary environmental education


Susan M. Mooney


Associate Professor, History and Philosophy of Science, Director of Environmental Studies, Stonehill College,

320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357, USA


Ravichandran Moorthy


Strategic Studies & International Relations Programme, School of History, Politics and Strategy, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Environmental ethics and politics, water ethics and conflicts, human security


Sandor Mulsow


Laboratorio GeoBentos, Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, 567 Independecia, Valdivia, Chile

Marine radionuclide distribution and tracer studies in contamination; marine sediment-water

interaction in coastal and open ocean; environmental ethics, politics and decision-making


David Orvos


Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Chairman, Department of Environmental Studies, Sweet Briar College,

Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595, USA

Water and wastewater treatment; environmental risk assessment; ecotoxicology; watershed assessment and preservation; environmental consequences of genetically engineered organisms; population sustainability; role of justice and ethics in risk assessment


Deborah Oughton


Department of Environmental and Plant Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway

Ethics and philosophy of science, risk assessment, nuclear technologies, environmental protection, biotechnology,

application of radio-chemical and -analytical methods, radionuclide speciation


Daniel Pauly


Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Analysis of global trends in marine fisheries; fish biology and population dynamics, and fisheries bioeconomics


Michael Taylor


Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (IERSD), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, 15236 Palea Penteli, Greece

Global models of atmospheric aerosol, remote sensing models of urban air quality, development of surface solar irradiance models and construction of multiparametric composite indices


Michael C. Thorne


Mike Thorne and Associates Limited, Abbotsleigh, Kebroyd Mount, Ripponden, Halifax

West Yorkshire HX6 3JA, UK

Impacts of radionuclides and ionising radiations on the environment and man and on the long-term implications

of climate change, particularly in respect to changes in sea level and effects on contaminant transport


David L. Wegner


Ecosystem Management International, Inc., 2609 Columbine Drive, Durango, CO 81301-4511, USA

River restoration, watershed restoration, endangered species, dam removal, geographic information systems, native people's coordination





Review Editors critically assess the scientific value of manuscripts, and may advise authors in matters of manuscript presentation.



B. L. Bayne

Plymouth, UK

Marine ecology, comparative physiology, science management


Stephen G. Bragaw

Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA

Environmental law and politics


David J. Brunckhorst

Armidale, NSW, Australia

Integration of landscape ecology and design into bioregional planning and policy development; development of novel restorative industries; coordination across jurisdictional boundaries for integrated conservation, production, social benefits; environmental and natural resource policy; community conservation and rural futures; application of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve program


Matthew Calarco

Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA

Environmental ethics, animal ethics, philosophy of technology, philosophy of science, modern European philosophy


Sheila D. David

Washington, DC, USA

Restoration ecology, freshwater, ground water pollution, impacts of dams on large rivers, coastal hazards, coastal erosion, water supplies, water treatment, water reuse, wetlands protection/restoration


Ian Fairlie

London, UK

Radiation protection and regulation, relevant moral, environmental and health-related issues. Special expertise on particular radionuclides such as tritium and carbon-14, dose assessment, methodologies and models


Daniel P. Faith

Sydney, Australia

Evolution and phylogenetics, biodiversity - including valuation and trade-offs with other needs of society, biological monitoring of man-made impacts, philosophy of science, international conservation agreements/policies


Hugh Sinclair Fearn

Rosemarkie, Scotland, UK

Regulation of the disposal of radioactive waste from reprocessing facilities and decommissioning of nuclear plant with a specific interest in the justification of practices that give rise to the disposal


Kazunobu Fujitaka

Chiba, Japan

Cosmic radiation exposure in aircraft and manned space activity, terrestrial and radon exposure related to geology


Charles A. Kennedy

Newbury, New Hampshire, USA

World religions, in particular Islam; attitudes/beliefs of world religions towards the environment


Gerald Kirchner

Bremen, Germany

Environmental fate of pollutants, modeling of environmental processes, effects of radioactive substances in the environment, science, politics & public perception regarding energy production technologies and their risks


Daniel Lunney

Hurstville, NSW, Australia

Conservation of native mammals, habitat conservation on reserves and long-term changes in populations


D. Osborn

Huntingdon, UK

Movement and effects of chemicals in the environment, sustainable decisions about economic and social progress


James R. Pratt

Portland, Oregon, USA

Use of microorganisms and microbial communities as predictors and indicators of environmental problems, impact of contaminants such as toxic chemicals and nutrients, development of flexible-design microcosms, development of rapid, short-term procedures for testing toxic compounds


Carolyn Raffensperger

Ames, Iowa, USA

Science and environmental health; use of science to protect public health and environment; precautionary principle


Kristina Rissanen

Rovaniemi, Finland

Radioecology and surveillance, with special interests in arctic and subarctic radioecology and foodchains and the Russian Arctic Sea environment


David T. Schwartz

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

Normative ethics and value theory; environmental philosophy, with an emphasis on environmental ethics


John H. Tanton.

Petoskey, Michigan, USA

Population, immigration and language policies; land use, particularly affected by demography


D. W. H. Walton

Cambridge, UK

Terrestrial ecology, science policy, science communications