Christopher O. Justice, vice chair, is director of research and a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. in geography from Reading University (UK). Dr. Justice has research interests in global environmental change, land-use and land-cover change, remote sensing, satellite-based fire monitoring, and terrestrial observing systems. He is the project scientist for NASA’s Land Cover and Land Use Change Program and the Fire Implementation Team Leader for the Global Observation of Forest Cover project. He is also responsible for developing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer fire product and rapid response system, a decision-making tool for resource managers. Dr. Justice is a former member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Committee on Earth Studies. He is a current member of the Integrated Global Observation of Land theme and is leading the Group on Earth Observation Task on Global Agricultural Monitoring.


John B. Carberry recently retired as Director of Environmental Technology for the DuPont Company. At DuPont, he was responsible for analysis and recommendations for technical programs and product development for DuPont based on environmental issues. He led that technology function to provide excellence in treatment and remediation while in a transition to excellence in waste prevention, product stewardship and sustainability. Mr. Carberry presently consults (Carberry EnviroTech) on product and process strategies for dealing with the environmental issues of energy, renewable energy, sustainability, and nanomaterials. He is also an adjunct professor at both Cornell University and the University of Delaware. Mr. Carberry is a founding member of the Green Power Market Development Group. He recently chaired the NRC Committee on the Destruction of the Non-Stockpile Chemical Weapons, and served on six previous committees. He holds a B.ChE. and an M.E. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware, and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Chemical).


Robert E. Dickinson is a professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr.



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