The National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate is seeking nomination for its Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research (USGCRP), which organizes discussions, takes on tasks, and may produce reports on a variety of issues of importance to the USGCRP and its major program elements. Several members on the current roster will be rotating off the Board in July 2014. Please send your nominations by Monday, June 30 to Edward Dunlea. Please include the candidate’s name, affiliation, area of expertise, and a few sentences about why the nominee is appropriate.
The Committee includes individuals with expertise in a broad range of disciplines, and also individuals able to think across disciplinary boundaries and about future directions. Important areas of expertise represented include: climate variability and change; human contributions and responses to global change; adaptation and mitigation approaches and technologies; observations, monitoring, and data management; ecosystem impacts and interactions; water cycle; carbon cycle; atmospheric composition; climate modeling; land use and land cover change; and decision support. The Committee also reflects the NRC’s normal efforts to achieve diversity in areas such as geographic representation, institutional affiliation, plus age, gender, race, and other perspectives.
Our goal is to have a committee that is diverse and broad-thinking, and we are seeking candidates from any relevant discipline. For this rotation, we are especially looking for nominees with expertise in the following areas:
• Climate and health
• Adaptation science
• Polar / Arctic science
• Mitigation science
• Data on human-environment interactions