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Global Committee Members

We are a global team of early career scientists engaged in research in the field of land-atmosphere-society interactions and work together to provide events for other iLEAPS early career researchers.

Our aims are to establish strong links between ECS from different countries and different scientific backgrounds, to promote cooperation and collaboration, provide resources and events for learning, networking, advice and opportunities. Please explore our site and join our community.

Gemma Purser
Early Career Representative for iLEAPS SSC

Gemma is the Early Career representative for the iLEAPS Scientific steering committee and is a researcher at UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh.

Kerneels Jaars
South Africa Region

Kerneels is a Senior lecturer in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at  North-West University, Mahikeng, South Africa.

Yves Hermandez Tchiechoua

Yves has recently completed a PhD at Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), Kenya

East & Central Africa
José Morán
Latin America region

José is currently a PhD student at Institut National des sciences appliquees INSA of rouen, France 

Sahil Bhandari 
North America region
Tihomir Simin

Sahil is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

European region

Tihomir is currently a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Saurabh Sonwani
South Asia & Middle East Region

Saurabh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies

ZHDC, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Eliani Ezani
South East Asia & Oceania Region

Eliani is a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental & Occupational health at Universiti Putra in Malaysia

Jhonathan R Gamboa

Jhonathan is currently a PhD student at the University of Wollongong, Australia

Australia & New Zealand
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