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United States of America

The US National Committee (USNC) for DIVERSITAS met for the first time on 22 June 2000 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The USNC:

  • acts as a liaison from the US scientific community to the DIVERSITAS secretariat and scientific committees
  • acts as a communication link between DIVERSITAS and the US
    scientific community, specifically US scientific associations
  • seeks ways of implementing the DIVERSITAS scientific research programme in the United States and encourage international collaboration in biodiversity research.

Organisations Respresented

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The US National Committee for DIVERSITAS includes representatives from 6 different disciplinary US National Committees (IUBS, IUMS, IUSS, INQUA, IUPsyS and IUAES), as well as SCOPE, CODATA and IGBP.

Chair

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Dr. Donald C. Potts

Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California at Santa Cruz
Earth & Marine Sciences Bldg. A431
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Tel: +1 831 459 4417
Fax: +1 831 459 4882
Email: potts@biology.ucsc.edu

Members

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Dr. Carole L. Crumley

University of North Carolina

Dr. Russell W. Graham

Denver Museum of Natural History

Thomas E. Lovejoy

H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

Lynne Parenti

National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

 

 

James Staley

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Washington

Dr. Priscilla C. Grew

Department of Geosciences
University of Nebraska State Museum

Dr. Barbara E. John

Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wyoming


Ex-Officio

Michael Donoghue

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

Robert J. Naiman

School of Fisheries
University of Washington

 

 

 

Stephen Polasky

Department of Applied Economics
University of Minnesota


Contact(s)

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Margaret R. Goud Collins, PhD 

Program Director, US NMO Committee for IIASA Program Officer, U.S. DIVERSITAS

Board on International Scientific Organizations
Policy and Global Affairs
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 , USA

phone: +1 508 548 2502
email:  mcollins@nas.edu

 DIVERSITAS USA National Committee: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/usnc-diversitas/

mailing address:
29 Loop Rd.
Falmouth, MA  02540, USA

 

Beth Huthnance

Program Associate PGA/BISO WS1010
500 5th St. NW
Washington, DC  20001

phone: +1 202 334 1933
email: Ebriggs@nas.edu

 

Links

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  • National Biological Informatique Infrastructure (NBII)

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Last updated: 6 August 2004

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