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​Nature Sustainability

Published on: 01-Oct-2019

Event Type: Seminar
Event Date: 1 October 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: NTU Lecture Theatre 1A
Speaker: Dr. William R. Burnside (Senior Editor of Nature)

About the speaker:

William Burnside (Bill) joined Nature Sustainability in March 2017 as an Associate Editor. He handles manuscripts from ecology, other life science, biogeography, biogeochemistry, soil science, agronomy, oceanography, and anthropology. Before joining Nature Research, Bill was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), in Annapolis, Maryland, working on macroecological approaches to sustainability science. Bill majored in Human Biology at Stanford University and holds an M.S. in Natural Resources & Environment from the University of Michigan. His PhD, in Biology from the University of New Mexico, focused on the metabolic basis of ecological patterns and processes, primarily focused on human use of space, resources, and energy but also including the metabolic ecology of insects and other small ectotherms. Much of this work has been interdisciplinary and has involved collaborations with anthropologists and computer scientists, including from the Santa Fe Institute and related to complexity science. Bill is based in the New York office.

About the event:

I will discuss Nature Sustainability generally and with respect to complexity science, explaining the sorts of complexity-related research and scholarship of interest to the journal, the types of content and article types we publish, and a bit about our history to date. It will probably take 20 – 30 mins, and I look forward to questions afterward.

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