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URBIO Presidium & Advisory Board
The URBIO Presidium is elected by the URBIO Advisory Board every 4 years. During the 4th URBIO conference 2014 in Incheon, Korea, Haripriya Gundimeda was elected as President of the network. In the tradition of the network the organiser of the latest URBIO conference is designated Secretary General – currently and up to 2016 Namchoon Kim from the Dankook University Cheonan, Korea holds this position. Since November 2014 the URBIO network has three Vice Presidents and Deputy Vice Presidents, each presiding over a main topic of the network and with special tasks within the board. Further holds the network four Senior Advisors. The Advisory Board supports the Presidium in their work. The URBIO Advisory Board usually meets at URBIO conferences and workshops.

URBIO Presidium
imageURBIO President
Haripriya Gundimeda
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Conference Organiser URBIO 2012
Secretary General 2012-2014
Main representative of URBIO and contact to SCBD and the Global Partnership. Responsible for the organisation of the whole network including the URBIO Newsletter und the conferences.
imageURBIO Secretary General
Nam Choon Kim
Dankook University / Korean Society of Environmental Restoration Techniques (KOSERT)
Conference Organiser URBIO 2014
Organiser of the last URBIO conference, bringing the URBIO Declaration to the Biodiversity Summit at the CBD COP. Responsible editor for publishing the conference results. Holding contact to the currently CBD COP leading Government.
imageVice President Urban Biodiversity & Ecosystem services
Glenn H. Stewart
Lincoln University / President of Southern Connection
Representing the network in the scientific community for Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem services. Supporting the URBIO conference organisers in the summarisation and publication of the conference results. Contribution to URBIO Newsletter.
imageDeputy Vice President Urban Biodiversity & Ecosystem services
Peter Werner
Institute for Housing and Environment /
President of Competence Network Urban Ecology(CONTUREC) / Conference Co-Organiser URBIO 2008
imageVice President Landscape Design & Urban Planning
Maria Ignatieva
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Representing the network in the scientific community for Landscape Design and Urban Planning. Technical and scientific advice / support of the respective URBIO conference organisers, organisation of the Student Poster Competition. Contribution to URBIO Newsletter.
imageDeputy Vice President Landscape Design & Urban Planning
Mahito Kamada
University of Tokushima / Conference Co-Organiser URBIO 2010
Secretary General 2010-2012
imageVice President Communication & Participation
G. David Maddox
Urban Oikos / The Nature of Cities
Preparation and distribution of the URBIO letter in cooperation with President and other Vice Presidents. Administration of the URBIO website including all conference websites. Responsible for drafting the URBIO Declaration together with the Presidium.
imageDeputy Vice President Communication & Participation
Chantal van Ham
European Union Representative Office of IUCN / IUCN Representative

URBIO Senior Advisors
Advice and support of the Presidium.
imageThomas Elmqvist
Stockholm University /
Stockholm Resilience Centre
Head Scientist Cities and Biodiversity Outlook
imageYukihiro Morimoto
Kyoto University/ Conference Organiser URBIO 2010
imageNorbert Müller
University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
URBIO Founder & President 2008-2014
Conference Organiser URBIO 2008
imageCharles H. Nilon
University of Missouri
Head Scientist UrbioNet

URBIO Advisory Board
Representing the URBIO members and corresponding networks. Selection of the presidium. Support of the Presidium in its work, especially preparing the URBIO newsletter, conferences, workshops, publications, reviewers for publications, conference chairs etc.
imageTong Mahn Ahn
Seoul National University / IFLA
imagePippin M. Anderson
University of Cape Town /
African Centre for Cities
imageLena Chan
National Biodiversity Centre
imageSarel Cilliers
North-West University
imageOliver Hillel
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
imageMark E. Hostetler
University of Florida
imageSangjun Im
Seoul National University
imageKeitaro Ito
Kyushu Institute of Technology
imageRyo Kohsaka
Kanazawa University Graduate School of Human and Socio- Environmental Studies
imageIan MacGregor-Fors
Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
imageAndre Mader
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
SCBD Representative
imageMark McDonnell
Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology
imageChoong-Hyeon Oh
Dongguk University
imageShela J. Patrickson
ICLEI Cities and Biodiversity Centre Cape Town
ICLEI Representative
imageTroy Pickard
Mayor of the City of Joondalup / ICLEI
ICLEI Representative
imageRobbert Snep
Urban-Rural Interactions Landscape Centre / Alterra
imageWayne C. Zipperer
USDA Forest Service

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