LARRY ROBINSON is director of the Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M University where he is also a professor. At Florida A&M University he has led efforts to establish B.S. and Ph.D. programs in environmental science in 1998 and 1999, respectively. His research interests include environmental chemistry and the application of nuclear methods to detect trace elements in environmental matrices and environmental policy and management. Previously he was group leader of a neutron activation analysis laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). At ORNL he served on the National Laboratory Diversity Council and was President of the Oak Ridge Branch of the NAACP. Dr. Robinson earned a B.S. in chemistry, summa cum laude, from Memphis State University and a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

HENRY J. VAUX, JR. is professor of resource economics at the University of California, Riverside. He currently serves as Associate Vice President - Agricultural and Natural Resource Programs for the University of California system. He previously served as Director of the University of California Water Resource Center. His principal research interests are the economics of water use and water quality. Prior to joining the University of California he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and served on the staff of the National Water Commission. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1973. He recently served as chair of the Water Science and Technology Board, has served on many NRC committees, and is a National Associate of the National Academies.

JOHN VECCHIOLI retired as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources Division in Tallahassee, Florida and as chief of the Florida District Program. Previously, he was responsible for quality assurance of all technical aspects of ground water programs in Florida. His research interests have included study of hydraulic and geochemical aspects of waste injection in Florida and of artificial recharge in Long Island, N.Y. He has also done research on ground water-surface water interactions in New Jersey and Florida. Mr. Vecchioli received his B.S. and M.S. in geology from Rutgers University. Mr. Vecchioli previously served on the NRC’s Committee on Ground Water Recharge.

JEFFREY R. WALTERS is Bailey Professor of Biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a position he has held since 1994. His professional experience includes assistant, associate, and full professorships at North Carolina State University from 1980 until 1994. Dr. Walters has done extensive research and published many articles on the red-cockaded woodpeckers in North Carolina and Florida and he chaired an American Ornithologists Union Conservation Committee Review that looked at the biology, status, and management of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, a bird native to the Everglades. He is a fellow of the American Ornithologist Union, a member of Sigma Xi, American Society of Naturalists, Animal Behavior Society, Audubon Society, Cooper Ornithological Society, Ecological Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, and many other scientific organizations. His research interests are in cooperative breeding in birds; reproductive biology of precocial birds; primate intragroup social behavior; evolution of cooperative breeding in birds; ecological basis of sensitivity to habitat fragmentation; kinship effects on behavior; and parental behavior on precocial birds. He holds a B.A. from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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