and science from Stanford University. Her current research interests are the biotransformation of contaminants in the subsurface, including chlorinated solvents, MTBE, and NDMA, and innovative methods for evaluating in situ bioremediation, including molecular biology, isotope use, and direct microscopy. Dr. Alvarez-Cohen is an associate editor of Environmental Engineering Science and a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology. Her previous NRC service includes the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, the Committee on In Situ Bioremediation, and the Committee on Source Removal of Contaminants in the Subsurface.


Thomas Dunne (NAS) is a professor in the School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a hydrologist and a geomorphologist, with research interests that include field and theoretical studies of drainage basin and hillslope evolution; sediment transport and floodplain sedimentation; debris flows and sediment budgets of drainage basins. He served as a member of the WSTB Committee on Water Resources Research and Committee on Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1988 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993. He has acted as a scientific advisor to the United Nations, the governments of Brazil, Taiwan, Kenya, Spain, the Philippines, Washington, Oregon, and several U.S. federal agencies. He is a recipient of the American Geophysical Union Horton Award. Dr. Dunne holds a B.A. from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in geography from The Johns Hopkins University.


William H. Hooke is a Senior Policy Fellow and the Director of the Atmospheric Policy Program at the American Meteorological Society in Washington, DC. Prior to arriving at AMS in 2000, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and antecedent agencies for 33 years. After six years of research with NOAA he moved into a series of management positions of increasing scope and responsibility including Chief of the Wave Propagation Laboratory Atmospheric Studies Branch, Director of NOAA's Environmental Sciences Group (now the Forecast Systems Lab), Deputy Chief Scientist, and Acting Chief Scientist of NOAA. Between 1993 and 2000, he held two national responsibilities: Director of the U.S. Weather Research Program Office, and Chair of the interagency Subcommittee for Natural Disaster Reduction of the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. He is a National Associate of The National Academies. Dr. Hooke was a faculty member at the University of Colorado



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