Christopher Bryant has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1970). He was a Professor (all three levels) of Geography, University of Waterloo, Ontario, from 1970 to 1990, Chair of the Department (1980-1983), and director of the Program for Local Development, a Canada-wide program in partnership with the Canadian Association of Economic Development, from 1984 to 1990. He was Full Professor of Geography at the Montreal University since 1990 and Adjunct Professor since September 2014. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, since September 2012. He is past Vice Chair (1996-2000) and Chair (2000-2006) of the Commission of the International Geographical Union on Sustainable Development and Rural Systems and was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science from 1997 to 2010.
Agriculture in and around cities and metropolitan centers; community development; land use planning; strategic development planning for communities, organizations and agriculture; resilience building for communities exposed to flooding and climate variability; adaptation of agriculture and tourism development to climate change and variability. He is placed in the top 5% of researchers on Research Gate.
Fatih Yildiz is Founding member of the Department of Food Engineering of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He has obtained his education at Maryland University in College Park, USA. His previous work experience includes teaching positions at the University of Minnesota and Maryland University, USA. Prof. Yildiz’s current research activities are focused on functional foods, health claims, as well as DNA technologies in food and agriculture and minimally processed foods. Prof.Yildiz is the author and editor of one of the first book published on phytoestrogens entitled” Phytoestrogens in Functional Foods” published by CRC and published several other books. Prof. Yildiz is currently Founder and Director of Mogan International Research Center Ankara Turkey, organizing conferences, writing books and consultant for companies among others.
Nutrition, Functional Foods and Health
Dr. Joycelyn Peterson , registered dietetian, completed Nutrition and Dietetics degrees at Loma Linda University (M.P.H., and Dr.PH.), and Johns Hopkins University (post-master’s studies in international nutrition). She is professor and chair of Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Oakwood University, Alabama, USA. She recently published her dissertation in the Annuals of Nutrition Metabolism 8/2011, and is a contributing writer for newspapers and health magazines and has also published two vegetarian cookbooks. Her professional experience includes vegetarian nutrition consultant, and author, public health speaker, and program planner for international and state-wide public health nutrition initiatives, conducting nutrition research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. She recently published her dissertation in the Annuals of Nutrition Metabolism 8/2011, and is a contributing writer for newspapers and health magazines and has also published two vegetarian cookbooks