a member of federal endangered recovery teams, as a contractor to conduct research on endangered species and to develop regional monitoring plans, and as a training instructor. He served on the second Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Dr. Beissinger earned his B.S. and M.S. in zoology at Miami University and his Ph.D. in natural resource ecology at the University of Michigan.


William G. Boggess is professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University (OSU). He also serves as the president of the OSU Faculty Senate. Prior to joining OSU, Dr. Boggess spent 16 years on the faculty at the University of Florida in the Food and Resource Economics Department where he was involved with Everglades work. His research interests include interactions between agriculture and the environment (e.g., water allocation, groundwater contamination, surface-water pollution, sustainable systems, water and environmental policy); economic dimensions and indicators of ecosystem health; and applications of real options to environmental and natural resources. Dr. Boggess currently serves on the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and is the immediate past-chair of the Food Alliance. He also recently served on the State of Oregon Environment Report Science Panel and has been active in the design and assessment of the Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Dr. Boggess served as a member of the NRC Committee on the Use of Treated Municipal Wastewater Effluents and Sludge in the Production of Crops for Human Consumption, and on the second Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1979.


Charles T. Driscoll (NAE) is university professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University where he also serves as the director of the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering. His teaching and research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, and environmental quality modeling. A principal research focus has been the response of forest, aquatic, and coastal ecosystems to disturbance, including air pollution, land use change, and elevated inputs of nutrients and mercury. Dr. Driscoll is currently the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Network’s project at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was a member of the NRC’s Panel on Process of Lake Acidification, the Committee on the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER), and the second Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress.



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