2001 received the National Merit Award of the Society of Wetland Scientists for outstanding achievements in wetland science. She has served on numerous national committees, including the Management Advisory Group to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water, the Wetland Experts Team of the Nature Conservancy, and the Technical Oversight Committee for restoration of the Hole-in-the-Donut in Everglades National Park, for which she served as chair. In 1993-1995, she was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Wetland Characterization, and she has served as a consultant on wetlands to EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Her current research focuses on plant ecology of freshwater wetlands, especially the biogeochemical and hydrologic controls of plant species diversity on local and regional scales.

Marc Davis is professor of astronomy and physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as chair of the Astronomy Department in 1988-1992. He received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MA and PhD from Princeton University. His research interests include physical cosmology and large-scale velocity fields. He and members of his research group are working on a DEEP shift survey of the distant universe with the Keck telescope and on generation of maps of galactic dust for use in estimation of reddening and cosmic microwave background radiation foregrounds. Dr. Davis has served on several National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council committees including serving two terms as chair of the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has also served as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Hugh W. Ducklow is Glucksman Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary. He received his AB from Harvard College and his AM and PhD from Harvard University. He is studying biological oceanography on marine microbial plankton in habitats ranging from the York River through Chesapeake Bay to the open sea, inland seas, and Antarctic coastal seas. His research focuses on temporal and spatial variations of bacterial biomass, growth dynamics, and organic-matter use. He is active in the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, where he has been investigating water-column processes in the Chesapeake Bay since 1981.

Jonathan Fink is professor and vice president for research and economic affairs at the Arizona State University. He received his BA from Colby College and his PhD from Stanford University. He has served as director of the Petrology and Geochemistry Program at the National Science Foundation and as chair of a National Research Council committee evaluating

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