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Past Members of the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee of freshwaterBIODIVERSITY (SC-freshwaterBIODIVERSITY) used to meet annually and provided recommendations on policy and research activities. The SC-freshwaterBIODIVERSITY was nominated by the DIVERSITAS Scientific Committee and its decisions and the coordination of its activities were implemented by its international project office (IPO).

2014 is marked by the fusion of DIVERSITAS and the transition of its projects into Future Earth. For freshwaterBIODIVERSITY, this meant its merging with another core project of DIVERSITAS, i.e. ecoSERVICES, to transition into Future Earth as one single project. ecoSERVICES will address in an integrated manner issues related to freshwater biodiversity and the overall science of biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services and human well-being.

freshwaterBIODIVERSITY was a dynamic and productive network thanks to the support of its active past SC members, namely:

  • Angela Arthington, Griffith University, Australia
  • Bradley J. Cardinale, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Katherine L Cottingham, Dartmouth College, USA
  • David Dudgeon, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Mark Gessner, EAWAG, Switzerland
  • Zenichiro Kawabata, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Duncan Knowler, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Christian Lévèque, CNRS, France
  • Heather Mackay, RAMSAR Convention
  • Koen Martens, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium
  • Michael E. McClain, UNESCO, Institute for Water Education, USA
  • Robert Naiman (Chair), Washington University, USA
  • Jay O'Keeffe, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands
  • Claudia Pahl-Wostl (Ex-Officio), ESSP-Global Water System Project (GWSP), Germany
  • Margaret A. Palmer, University of Maryland, USA
  • Rohan Pethiyagoda, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka
  • Gilles Pinay, University of Rennes, France
  • Brian Richter, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA
  • Doris Soto, FAO, and Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile, Chile
  • Melanie Stiassny, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), USA
  • Caroline Sullivan, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Klement Tockner, University of Berlin, Germany
  • Charlie Vorosmarty (Ex-Officio), ESSP-Global Water System Project (GWSP), Germany
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme, France


For information, contact

the ecoSERVICES Science Officer, Karine Payet-Lebourges

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