Executive Committee Members

President 2019-2023

Robert Scheller
North Carolina State University, USA
email: rschell(at)
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Secretary General, 2019-2023

Peilei Fan
Michigan State University, USA
email: fanpeile(at)
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Treasurer, 2019-2023

Irene Petrosillo
University of Salento, Italy
email: irene.petrosillo(at)
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Vice-Secretary General and Communication Officer, 2019-2023

Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
email: steinhoff-knopp(at)
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Past president

Christine Fürst (President 2015-2019)

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
email: christine.fuerst(at)  
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Vice Presidents and their roles (regions and tasks) in the Executive Committee:

Dolors Armenteras, 2019-2023

Region: Latin America
National University of Colombia
email: darmentereasp(at)
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Henry Bulley, 2019-2023

Region: Africa
Tasks: Outreach and communication (WG lead)
City University of New York, USA
email: hbulley(at)
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Benjamin Burkhard, 2019-2023

Region: Europe
Tasks: Coordination of IALE Working Groups
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
email: burkhard(at)
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Liding Chen, 2017-2021

Region: Asia
Tasks: Monitoring and reporting on regional & international IALE events for organizing EC & Chapter meetings 
Chinese Academy of Sciences
email: liding(at)
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Sima Fakheran Esfahani, 2017 - 2021

Region: Near East
Tasks: IALE Chapter networking, female landscape ecologists network, education
Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
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Cristian Echeverria, 2017 - 2021

Region: Latin and South America
Tasks: Networking in Latin American countries, students and young researchers network
Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.
email: cristian.echeverria(at)
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