worked in the field of global climate change for 10 years. Her research focuses on potential impacts of climate variability and change, including impacts associated with extreme events, thermal stress, food-borne diseases, and vector-borne diseases, and on the design of adaptation response options to reduce current and projected future negative impacts. She is chief editor of the book Integration of Public Health with Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons Learned and New Directions. She was a lead author for the human health chapter of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report; a convening lead author on the World Health Organization publication Methods of Assessing Human Health Vulnerability and Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change; and lead author in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. She has more than 25 years of multidisciplinary experience in environmental issues and numerous publications. Her scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology, Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
KATHY A. HIBBARD is senior program manager at the Pacific North-west National Laboratory (PNNL) and executive officer for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme’s (IGBP) Earth system project, the Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES). At PNNL, she is leading a new initiative to develop an integrated regional climate, socioeconomic, and energy systems model. Her major area of scientific interest is understanding the consequences of disturbance (natural and anthropogenically forced) to terrestrial biogeochemical cycles through field observations and modeling. Her primary focus in the AIMES project is to understand and integrate human-environmental processes (e.g., land use, emissions) in Earth system modeling. She has authored or coauthored numerous publications and two book chapters and has worked in international program development for the IGBP’s Global Carbon Project and IGBP/GAIM Task Force. She has been a member of the Ecological Society of America since 1991 and served AGU Biogeosciences from 2001 to 2004 as fall meeting program committee representative. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University in biology and range science and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in range ecology and management.
ANTHONY C. JANETOS is director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland. He previously served as vice president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, where he directed the center’s Global Change Program. He has written and spoken widely to policy, business, and scientific audiences on the need for scientific input and scientific assessment in the