OUR EDITORS 
OUR EDITORS 
OUR EDITORS 

Prof. Amir Kassam 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Amir Kassam has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Advances in Conservation Agriculture‘. Amongst his many distinctions, Professor Kassam is Visiting Professor at the University of Reading (UK) and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (Global CA-CoP). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK) and has received an OBE from the British Government for services to tropical agriculture and rural development. Prof. Kassam is Chair of the International Conservation Agriculture Advisory Panel for Africa (ICAAP-Africa) and Vice-Chair of the Conservation Agriculture Association for the UK (CA-UK). He is former Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Europe Foundation and the Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA). He has held senior positions at international organisations such as FAO and CGIAR and has published widely on Conservation Agriculture. 

Prof. Frank Ordon and Prof. Wolfgang Friedt 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Frank Ordon and Professor Wolfgang Friedt have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: 'Advances in crop breeding techniques'. Professor Ordon is Vice-President of the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) (Germany's Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants) and Head of the Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance at the JKI. He is Honorary Professor at the Martin-Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Plant Breeding, a member of the editorial board of several other journals and Chair of the Wheat Initiative Research Committee. Professor Wolfgang Friedt is Emeritus Professor of Plant Breeding at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. Professor Friedt has published widely on crop genetics and breeding and has received a number of international awards for his research on cereal and other crops. He has served as a consultant and reviewer for many national and international research centres and is Scientific Advisor to the Canadian research centre Phytola. 

Prof. Marcos Kogan and Prof. Leon Higley 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professors Marcos Kogan and Leon Higley have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Integrated management of insect, mite and nematode pests in agriculture’. Professor Kogan will write Volume 1 on the history and principles of IPM, whilst both he and Professor Higley will edit Volume 2 on current developments in IPM. Dr Kogan is Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Director Emeritus of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Entomology at the University of Illinois. Professor Kogan is widely regarded as a pioneer in linking ecological theory with IPM practice. His numerous awards include Fellowship of the Entomological Society of America as well the ESA’s Founder Memorial Award. Dr Leon Higley is Professor of Applied Ecology in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. A member of the editorial board of PeerJ Biology, as well as recipient the ESA’s Founder Memorial Award, Professor Higley has published widely on topics such as plant-pest interactions, yield loss and decision thresholds in IPM. 

Dr Christopher M. Saffron 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Christopher M. Saffron has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable production of biofuels and other forms of bioenergy from crops and agricultural wastes‘. Dr Saffron is a member of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University, USA. He has published widely and has pending patents in the area of catalytic processes for biofuel production. He is a member of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, one of the three bioenergy research centers established by the US Department of Energy, as well as being funded by the Northeast Regional Sun Grant Center set up to promote energy security and rural development. 

Prof. Jürgen Blaser and Pat Hardcastle 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Jürgen Blaser and Pat Hardcastle have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable forestry Volume 2: Tropical forests‘. Dr Blaser is Professor of International Forestry and Climate Change at Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. Professor Blaser is a former Chair of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) and former Senior Forestry Advisor at the World Bank. He is currently lead evaluator of the independent assessment of the UN Forum on Forests. Pat Hardcastle is an internationally-respected Forestry Development Specialist with over 35 years’ experience of forestry development and management. Pat has worked with organisations such as the ITTO, World Bank, FAO and EU as well as with a range of governments, NGOs and companies in the sustainable development of forest resources. 

Prof. Xiangming Xu and Dr Michelle Fountain 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Xiangming Xu and Dr Michelle Fountain have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Integrated management of insect pests and diseases of tree fruit‘. Professor Xu and Dr Fountain are, respectively, Head and Deputy Head of the Department of Pest and Pathogen Ecology at the world-famous NIAB-EMR (East Malling Research). Founded over 100 years ago, East Malling has long been a global pioneer in horticultural research. Professor Xu has an global reputation in fruit fungal pathogens research whilst Dr Fountain is an internationally-known expert on fruit insect pests and their management. 

Prof. George Hochmuth 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor George Hochmuth has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of vegetables‘. Dr Hochmuth is Emeritus Professor of Soil and Water Sciences at the University of Florida, USA. Professor Hochmuth is a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science and has published widely on nutrition management and other aspects of fruit and vegetable cultivation. He is co-author of Knott’s Handbook for Vegetable Growers. He is former Director of the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) at the University of Florida. 

Prof. María Rosa Mosquera-Losada and Dr Ravi Prabhu 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor María Rosa Mosquera-Losada and Dr Ravi Prabhu have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture‘. Dr Mosquera-Losada is Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Professor Mosquera-Losada is President of the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) and one of the Work Package Leaders for the major EU AGFORWARD (Agroforestry that will Advance Rural Development) Project. Dr Ravi Prabhu is Deputy Director General (Research) at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya. Dr Prabhu was previously Senior Programme Officer for Forests and Climate Change at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Both are internationally renowned for their contribution to agroforestry research. 

Prof. Ümit Serdar and Emeritus Prof. Dennis Fulbright 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Ümit Serdar and Emeritus Professor Dennis Fulbright have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of tree nuts: breeding, cultivation, safety and quality‘. Dr Ümit Serdar is Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. He is Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Chestnuts and a member of other ISHS Workgroups such as those working on hazelnuts and walnuts. Dr Dennis Fulbright is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University, USA. Like Professor Serdar, he is internationally known for his research on chestnut cultivation and disease management. 

Prof. Bo Weidema 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Bo Weidema has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture‘. With over 25 years of experience in life cycle assessment research, Dr Weidema is a Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark, President of the International Life Cycle Academy, founder of 2.-0 LCA consultants and former Chief Scientist for the Ecoinvent database. 

Prof. Gregory Lang 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Gregory Lang has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of temporate zone tree fruits and berries ‘. Dr Lang is a Professor in Horticultural Science at Michigan State University, USA. He is Chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Workgroup on Orchard Systems and has been a plenary speaker at many conferences such as the International Fruit Tree Association and ISHS Symposia on Orchard Systems and Cherry. Professor Lang has also been named as one of the top 100 Innovative Horticulturalists of the past 125 years by the American Fruit Grower Magazine. 

Dr John Stafford 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr John Stafford has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Precision agriculture for sustainability ‘. Formerly a scientist at the internationally-renowned Silsoe Research Institute, Dr Stafford is well known as a leader in precision agriculture technologies. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Co-Editor of the journal Precision Agriculture and past President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA). 

Prof. Richard Oliver 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Oliver has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Integrated disease management of wheat and barley‘. Professor Oliver is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Crop Disease Management at Curtin University, Australia. Amongst other honours, Professor Oliver is an Honorary Fellow of both the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Honorary Professor at Exeter and Nottingham Universities and was previously a Fellow at Rothamsted Research in the UK and a Visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also President-Elect of the British Society for Plant Pathology. 

Prof. Athole Marshall and Dr Rosemary Collins 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Athole Marshall and Dr Rosemary Collins have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Improving grassland and pasture management in agriculture’. Professor Marshall is Head of the internationally-renowned Public Good Planting Breeding Team at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK. The team is noted for its work in breeding new varieties of forage grasses, legumes and oats. Professor Marshall is Past President of the European Grassland Federation (EGF). Dr Rosemary Collins is a Principal Investigator at IBERS focussed on developing new varieties of legumes such as clover for a more sustainable agriculture. 

Professor Ulrich Köpke 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Ulrich Köpke has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Improving organic crop cultivation ‘. Professor Köpke is Director and Head of the Institute of Organic Agriculture at the University of Bonn, Germany. He was Founding President of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) which plays a leading role in promoting collaboration in international organic research. Professor Köpke has written over 200 publications on nutrient management, life cycle analysis and other techniques for optimising agronomic practices in organic agriculture, as well as coordinating a number of major European research projects in organic agriculture. 

Dr Don Reicosky 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Don Reicosky has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture‘. Dr Reicosky is an Emeritus Soil Scientist, formerly at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory, Morris, Minnesota, USA, a leading laboratory for soil and plant research at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr Reicosky has published widely on carbon management and soil quality as related to soil health, understanding and optimising soil management through conservation agriculture for more sustainable production. His training in physics and chemistry and his understanding of the importance of the biological processes and properties will encourage a science foundation for the principles of soil health and our food security. 

Dr Mette Vaarst and Dr Stephen Roderick 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Mette Vaarst and Dr Stephen Roderick have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Improving organic animal farming‘. Dr Vaarst is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University, and in the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark. She has published widely on organic animal farming and coordinated a number of major European research projects in this area. Dr Roderick manages research and development projects in organic and sustainable farming at Duchy College’s Rural Business School in the UK He has published widely in animal health and farm resource management. 

Prof. Theib Oweis 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Theib Oweis has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Water management for sustainable agriculture‘. Dr Oweis is Distinguished Guest Professor - International Platform for Dryland Research and Education at Tottori University, Japan. Professor Oweis was formerly Director of the Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Professor Oweis is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on water management in agriculture. 

Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa‘. Professor Umaharan is Director of the Cocoa Research Centre and Professor of Genetics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Professor Umaharan has published extensively in the areas of plant genetic resources, genetic analysis and cocoa crop improvement. 

Prof. Robert Zimdahl 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Robert Zimdahl has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Integrated weed management for sustainable agriculture‘. Dr Zimdahl is Professor Emeritus of Weed Science at Colorado State University, USA. He is a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America, Western Society of Weed Science, American Society of Agronomy, and former Editor of Weed Science. He has published widely on weed science, including the standard text Fundamentals of Weed Science, currently in its fourth edition. 

Prof. Philippe Rott 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Philippe Rott has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane ‘. Since 2013 Dr Rott has been Professor of Plant Pathology in the Everglades Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. He previously conducted research at CIRAD (the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development) for over three decades. Professor Rott is currently Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists. He has written widely on sugarcane diseases. 

Prof. Gefu Wang-Pruski 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Gefu Wang-Pruski has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1: Breeding, nutritional and sensory quality ‘. Dr Wang-Pruski is Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences at Dalhousie University, Canada. Her research focuses on potato genetics and its implications for quality and stress resistance, an area in which she has published widely and in which she holds a number of patents. She is on the Editorial Board of Potato Research and is a regular reviewer for the American Journal of Potato Research. 

Prof. Dr Gert Kema and Prof. Dr André Drenth 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Dr Gert Kema and Professor Dr André Drenth have agreed to edit our forthcoming publication: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas‘. Dr Kema is a Senior Scientist at Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands and Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He heads several international banana research programs, including interdisciplinary research projects and public-private-partnerships focusing on Panama disease and black Sigatoka. Dr Drenth is Professorial Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), and Professor in Tropical Plant Pathology at the University of Queensland. He is the Head of the Banana Plant Protection Programme set up to protect Australia’s banana industry from the impact of pests and diseases. Both editors have extensive experience in plant pathology and banana research and have published widely on banana diseases and their management. 

Dr V. S. Sharma and Dr M. T. Kumudini Gunasekare 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr V. S. Sharma and Dr M. T. Kumudini Gunasekare have agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Tea Science: Current Status and Future Needs ‘. Dr Sharma is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tea Science; former Director of the UPASI Tea Research Institute, India and former Technical Adviser, The B.B.T.C. Ltd Plantations, for 19 years. Dr M. T. Kumudini Gunasekare is a Project Scientist at the Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI); and former Head of the Plant Breeding Division at the Tea Research Institute, Sri Lanka, and Editor of the International Journal of Tea Science. 

Prof. Alan Mathew 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Alan Mathew has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 1: Safety, quality and sustainability‘. Dr Mathew is Professor and Head of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Professor Mathew was formerly Head of Animal Sciences at the University of Tennessee. He has published widely on pre-harvest food safety, specifically the effects of nutrition and animal management on the occurrence and antibiotic resistance of pathogens on the farm. 

Dr Philippe Lashermes 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Philippe Lashermes has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee Volume 1: Breeding and quality traits‘. Dr Lashermes is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France. He co-led the international initiative that sequenced the coffee genome, and has published extensively on coffee genetics. 

Prof. Todd Applegate 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Todd Applegate, editor of our forthcoming title ‘ Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2: Animal breeding, nutrition , health and welfare’, has been appointed Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia. Georgia is the largest producer of broiler chickens in the United States and the department is seen as an international leader in poultry research. We congratulate Professor Applegate on his new role. 

Dr Stuart Wale 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Stuart Wale has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 2: Production and storage, crop protection and sustainability ‘. Dr Wale is a potato agronomist and researcher for SAC Consulting within SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College). He was formerly Head of Crop Services at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC – the forerunner of SRUC). He has published widely on potato diseases in particular, including co-editing Diseases, pests and disorders of potatoes: a colour handbook, and is a former President of the British Society of Plant Pathology. Dr Wale also has his own consultancy: Potato Dynamics Limited. 

New Editorial Team for forthcoming title 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that a distinguished editorial team led by Dr Shoba Sivasankar has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable grain legume cultivation‘. The members of the team are: 
Dr Shoba Sivasankar, Director of both the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and the Research Program on Dryland Cereals. She is based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India. 
Dr David Bergvinson, Director-General of ICRISAT. 
Dr Pooran Gaur, Assistant Director of the Grain Legumes Research Program and Principal Scientist for chickpea breeding at ICRISAT. 
Dr Shiv Kumar, Food Legumes Coordinator within the Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management Program at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Morocco. 
Dr Steve Beebe, Leader of the Bean Program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia. 
Dr Manuele Tamò, insect ecologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Benin, responsible for developing sustainable pest management for cowpea. 
We are planning to publish the book later next year to help mark the International Year of Pulses. 

Dr Víctor Galán Saúco and Dr Ping Lu 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Víctor Galán Saúco and Dr Ping Lu have agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of mangoes‘. 
 
Dr Víctor Galán Saúco is Research Professor (Emeritus) at the Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), Spain where he was Head of Research from 1980 to 2006. He has been President of the Spanish Society of Horticultural Science and is former Chair of the Mango Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). He has acted as a consultant for organisations such as the FAO, EMBRAPA and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID). Professor Galán Saúco is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on mangoes and has published widely on mangoes and other tropical fruits. 
 
Dr Ping Lu is a Fellow in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is the current Chair of the Mango Working Group of the ISHS and a Principal Plant Ecologist at ERA (Energy Resources of Australia). Dr Lu has been a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia and has worked at INRA and CIRAD, France and Nanjing Forestry University, China. He has also published extensively on mango physiology. He was the Convenor of the Ninth International Mango Symposium held in China in 2010. 

Prof. Henry Nguyen 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Henry Nguyen has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans‘. Dr Nguyen is the Curators’ Professor of Genetics and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) Endowed Chair in Soybean Genomics and Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, USA. He is also Director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology responsible for pioneering research into the molecular genetics of plant stress resistance as well a leading role in mapping the soybean genome. He is a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Nguyen has also served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Crop Science, the International Journal of Plant Genomics, Molecular Breeding, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, The Plant 

Prof. Alain Rival 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Alain Rival has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of palm oil ‘. Professor Rival is Regional Director for South East Asia and Focal Point for Oil Palm Research at CIRAD, the internationally-renowned French Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development. Dr Rival is also Professor of Biology and Physiology, He coordinates several international collaborative research projects and has published widely on plant biotechnology. 

Dr Kate Evans 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Kate Evans has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples ‘. Dr Evans is Associate Professor in Horticulture at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center at Washington State University, the leading centre for apple research in the US and widely-admired around the world. She was previously Senior Research Scientist at East Malling Research in the UK, one of the world’s leading centres for horticultural research. Dr Evans has published widely on apple breeding and genetics. 

Prof. Johan Greyling 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Johan Greyling has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable production of sheep ‘. Professor Greyling is Head of the Department of Animal, Welfare and Grassland Science at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Small Ruminant Research as well as Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Animal Science. He has published widely in the area of animal breeding and worked with major international organisations such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). 

Prof. Julian Wiseman 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Julian Wiseman has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 2: Animal breeding, nutrition, health and welfare‘. Dr Wiseman is Professor of Animal Production at the internationally-renowned University of Nottingham, UK. He was published widely in the area of non-ruminant nutrition, has presented papers at some of the leading international conferences in this area and has written or edited a number of books on animal nutrition. He is co-organiser of the annual Nottingham Feed Conference. 
 
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Dr Clair Hershey 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Clair Hershey has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable cassava cultivation‘. Dr Hershey is Cassava Program Leader at the world-famous International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia. With a background in plant breeding, Dr Hershey has previously worked for the FAO and the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) and is Editor of Plant Breeding News. Founded in 1967, CIAT has over 200 scientific staff and works with hundreds of partners to support smallholder farmers in growing tropical crops such as cassava more successfully and sustainably. 

Prof. Bill Rooney 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Bill Rooney has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable sorghum cultivation‘. Dr Rooney is Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University, USA. He has written widely on sorghum breeding and released a number of new varieties for use both in the US and Central America. He is a member and current Chair of the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America which brings together experts from a number of universities to improve sorghum cultivation. 

Prof. Julie Roberts 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Julie Roberts has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable production of eggs ‘. Dr Roberts is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England, Australia. She is internationally-renowned for her research on egg production, particularly egg shell quality. She has been awarded the Australian Poultry Award for her outstanding contribution to poultry science. 

Prof. Steven Ricke 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Steven C. Ricke has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1: Safety, quality and Sustainability‘. Dr Ricke is the Donald ‘Buddy’ Wray Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety in the Institute of Food Science and Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA. His awards include the University of Arkansas John White Outstanding Research Award, the Poultry Science Research Award and the American Egg Board Award, as well as a Fellowship at Texas A&M University, for his outstanding contributions to food safety research. 

Prof. John Webster 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor John Webster has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Achieving sustainable production of cow’s milk Volume 2: Dairy herd management and welfare’. Dr Webster is Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol, UK. Amongst his many achievements, Professor Webster was recently awarded an honorary degree by the Royal Veterinary College for his research in animal science, as well as the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare. He established the Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group at the University of Bristol, one of the largest and most highly-regarded of its kind in the world, and was a founder member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council which pioneered the Five Freedoms for farm animals. 

Prof. Michael Dikeman 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Michael Dikeman has agreed to edit our forthcoming title: ‘Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 2: Quality ‘. Professor Dikeman is Emeritus Professor of Meat Science at Kansas State University. He is a past President of the American Meat Science Association and of the Federation of American Societies of Food Animal Sciences (FASFAS – now FASS). His many honours include the American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award and induction into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to meat science. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of the three-volume Encyclopaedia of Meat Science. 

Francis Dodds in Learned Publishing 

Francis Dodds, Editorial Director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, has been published in Learned Publishing with his article Understanding end-users in academic book publishing. You can read the article here. 

Prof. Peter Langridge 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Peter Langridge has agreed to edit our forthcoming book on 'Achieving sustainable wheat cultivation'. Peter is Professor of Plant Science at The University of Adelaide, former CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics and Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative. 

Dr. Autar Mattoo and Prof. Avtar Handa 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Autar Mattoo and Professor Avtar Handa have agreed to edit our forthcoming book on 'Achieving sustainable tomato cultivation'. Dr Mattoo as a Research Plant Physiologist and Senior Scientist in the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory at the USDA’s Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, and Dr Handa as Professor of Horticulture at Purdue University. Both are internationally-renowned for their research on tomato physiology. 

Dr Nico van Belzen 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Nico van Belzen has agreed to edit our forthcoming book on 'Achieving sustainable production of cow’s milk Volume 1: Safety and quality '. Dr Belzen is Director General of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and has occupied senior roles in both industry and research organisations such as Campina and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). 

Professor Takuji Sasaki 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Takuji Sasaki has agreed to edit our forthcoming book on 'Achieving sustainable rice cultivation'. Professor Sasaki is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Rice, and played a leading role in the international rice genome sequencing project. He works at the Nodai Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture. 

Dr Dave Watson 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Dr Dave Watson has agreed to edit our forthcoming book on ‘Achieving sustainable maize cultivation’. Dr Watson is Program Manager for the CGIAR Research Program on Maize. He has previously worked for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Institute of Tropical Africa (IITA) with a focus on improving value chains in agriculture for the benefit of farmers in the developing world.