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Committee Biographies

May Berenbaum (Chair) is Swanlund Professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Berenbaum obtained her Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University in 1980 and joined the University of Illinois faculty shortly thereafter; she currently holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Plant Biology, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and the Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and at the Center for Ecological Entomology at the Illinois Natural History Survey. Her primary research is on chemical mediation of interactions between plants and herbivorous insects, and her work ranges from the molecular to the community level. Dr. Berenbaum is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and a fellow of several scientific societies, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her service to the National Academies has included two-terms as chair of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, member of the NAS Council, and member of the National Research Council Report Review Committee. Dr. Berenbaum serves on several advisory boards and is currently president of the Board of Directors of the Xerces Society, an organization dedicated to the conservation of invertebrate animals.


Peter Bernhardt is a professor in the Department of Biology at St. Louis University and an associate of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney. He received his Ph.D. in botany from the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since 1976, Dr. Bernhardt has done field work in the ecology of animal-pollinated angio-



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