Prof. Bryan C. Pijanowski
Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski is currently Professor of Landscape Ecology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University. He is Director of the Graduate Assistance in Area of National Need (GAANN) Program in Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue, Director of the FNR Partnering for Land Use Sustainability (PLUS) Program and PI on an NSF Coupled Natural Human Systems Grant to support a Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network (GGSN). Dr. Pijanowski received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Michigan State University and his B.S. in Biology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has published widely (>100 peer reviewed papers) in the area of environmental impacts to land use change and the use of multi-models to investigate land-climate-people interactions. Specific research foci has been land use change forecasts and backcast, coupling of land change models to surface and groundwater flow models, interaction of land surface properties and regional climate change and the error propagation in coupled spatial models. His research has focused on watersheds in the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin, Central America, East Africa and the Middle East.
Special Contribution: Guest Editor of the Special Issue of BJECC on Climate Change Impact on Eastern Africa.