translate research findings to a broad audience with appearances on television, radio and print outlets. Dr. Alley received his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Dr. David Archer is a professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington in 1990. He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2. He previously served on the NRC Committee on “Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean.”

Dr. Anthony D. Barnosky is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at The University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include understanding how global change influences biodiversity, evolution, and extinction, particularly for mammals. He received his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington in 1983.

Dr. Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Dr. Foley’s work focuses on the sustainability of our civilization and the global environment. He and his students have contributed to our understanding of global food security, global patterns of land use, the behavior of the planet’s climate, ecosystems and water cycle, and the sustainability of the biosphere. This work has led him to be a regular advisor to large corporations, NGOs and governments around the world.

Dr. Rong Fu is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Fu’s research aims at understanding the dynamic and physical processes of the atmosphere’s hydrological and energy cycles and their links to the terrestrial ecosystem and ocean surface conditions in the tropics using a variety of observations, especially those from satellite remote sensing. She has served on national and international panels such as the review panels for NASA Carbon Cycle Science Program, Cloud and Aerosol Program, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University, NSF Drought in Coupled Models Project, and panels for the U.S. and International Climate Variability and Predictability projects. She has also served on NRC Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes. She received her B.S. degree in geophysics from Peking University in 1984, and her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Columbia University in 1991. She then worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the De-

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