William Burnside

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. William (Bill) Burnside is an independent scholar and a Senior Editor at Nature Sustainability.  Before joining the journal, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at SESYNC, working on macroecological approaches to sustainability science. Bill majored in Human Biology at Stanford University and holds an MS in Natural Resources & Environment from the University of Michigan. His PhD, in biology from the University of New Mexico, focused on the metabolic basis of large-scale ecological patterns and processes, including of humans. Much of this work has been interdisciplinary and has involved collaborations with environmental social scientists, anthropologists, and computer scientists. He is co-editor of Foundations of socio-environmental research: Legacy readings with commentaries, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, an anthology he started at SESYNC and that the Center has continued to support.

External Links:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uajiA-oAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
https://www.nature.com/natsustain/about/editors

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A headshot of Bill Burnside
2012 - 2014
Areas of Expertise
ecology
biogeography
sustainability science
scientific publishing
Research Interests
macroecology
biogeography
human ecology
complexity science
Methods of Expertise
writing
editing