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Suggested Citation:"Information on Committee Members." National Research Council. 1993. Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2216.
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INFORMATION ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dale R. Corson (Chairman) is president emeritus of Cornell University. He is a nuclear physicist and engineer with a long record of advisory roles for the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Government, University, Industry Research Roundtable. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a recipient of the NAS Public Welfare Medal, and the NAE Bueche Medal, and several honorary degrees. He is a foreign associate of the Japan Academy of Engineering.

Richard A. Anthes is president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He is an atmospheric scientist with expertise in numerical modeling of the atmosphere.

James D. Baker is president of the Joint Oceanographic Institute, Inc., in Washington, D.C. He is a physical oceanographer with interests in oceanographic, global climate, atmospheric, and polar research.

Eula Bingham is vice president and university dean of graduate studies and research of the University of Cincinnati and professor of environmental health at its College of Medicine. She served as assistant secretary of labor and director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the Department of Labor from 1977 to 1981. Her research has focused on toxicology and environmental and occupational health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Paul L. Busch is president and chief executive officer of Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., consulting environmental engineers, scientists, and planners headquartered in White Plains, New York. His professional career has focused on environmental problem-solving, environmental policy, and the education of environmental scientists and engineers. He is a past president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and vice-chairman of the Water Environment Research Foundation.

Suggested Citation:"Information on Committee Members." National Research Council. 1993. Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2216.
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K. Elaine Hoagland is executive director of the Association of Systematics Collections. Her work has focused on population genetics and dynamics of marine invertebrates, molluscan systematics, and science policy. She has served on many advisory bodies on environmental issues and questions concerning systematics and collections.

Crawford S. Holling is Arthur R. Marshall Professor in Ecological Sciences and Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His research is on systems ecology, population dynamics, and ecologic policy analysis. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Theodore L. Hullar is chancellor at the University of California, Davis and professor of environmental toxicology. He has served as deputy commissioner of the New York Environmental Conservation Commission and as research director at the Cornell University Agricultural Research Station. He is the chairman of the National Research Council Board on Agriculture. His research interests include biochemistry, environmental toxicology, agriculture, and environmental policy.

Allen V. Kneese is an economist and senior fellow in the Quality of the Environment Division of Resources for the Future, Inc., and on adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He has conducted research on the economics of water resources and is a recipient of the Volvo Prize for the Environment.

Kai N. Lee is director and professor of environmental studies at Williams College. He has worked at the Office of Technology Assessment and with numerous bodies studying a variety of environmental issues. His research interests include energy and environmental policy and politics, regional power development, fish and wildlife, nuclear-waste management, and environmental conflict and dispute settlement.

Simon A. Levin is George Moffett Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Princeton University and Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences at Cornell University. His research spans both theoretical and applied ecology ranging from modeling of ecosystem dynamics to the interface between science and policy. He is a past president of the Ecological Society of America and of the Society for Mathematical Biology.

Suggested Citation:"Information on Committee Members." National Research Council. 1993. Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2216.
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Jane Lubchenco is a marine biologist and ecologist and professor of zoology at Oregon State University, Corvallis. Her research is on population and community ecology, plant-herbivore and predator-prey interactions, marine ecology, biogeography, and chemical ecology. She is a past president of the Ecological Society of America.

Richard S. Nicholson is executive director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a chemist and has served as assistant director and director of several National Science Foundation divisions in chemistry, mathematics, and physical sciences and as a consultant to the Office of Science and Technology Policy. His research interests include electrochemistry and the application of computers in instrumentation.

Gordon H. Orians is professor of zoology and environmental sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is an ecologist and environmental scientist who conducts research on the evolution of vertebrate social systems, the structure of ecologic communities, plant-herbivore interactions, the ecology of rare species, and environmental esthetics. He has served on many National Research Council, government, and professional-society committees. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kumar N. Patel is vice chancellor-research at the University of California at Los Angeles and former executive director of Mathematical Sciences Engineering and Academic Affairs Division of Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He is a physicist whose research has involved gas and high-power lasers, nonlinear optics, and pollution detection in the atmosphere and the stratosphere. He organized a meeting in 1991 on industrial ecology. Dr. Patel is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees.

Paul Risser is president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is an ecologist, and his research focuses on management of grassland ecosystems, landscape ecology, and global change. He is a past president of the Ecological Society of America and of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He is the Commission on Life Sciences liaison to the committee.

Alan Schriesheim is the executive officer of the Argonne National Laboratory. He is an organic chemist with interests in the kinetics and mechanisms of organic chemical reactions and is a specialist in research administration.

Suggested Citation:"Information on Committee Members." National Research Council. 1993. Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2216.
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Terry Surles is director of the Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He is an analytical chemist with interests in environmental research, policy, remediation, and waste-management activities and has expertise in managing large-scale multidisciplinary programs. He is an advisor to the committee.

Suggested Citation:"Information on Committee Members." National Research Council. 1993. Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2216.
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This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current environmental research programs, describes the desirable characteristics of an effective program, and recommends cultural and organizational changes to improve the performance of environmental research. Research areas in need of greater emphasis are identified, and overall directions for environmental research are recommended. The book also comments on the proposal to establish a National Institute for the Environment and on the elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to cabinet status.

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