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Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Environmental Program, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He currently is coordinating an integrated assessment of disease events along the East Coast of North America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. He is a member of the Health of the Oceans module of the Global Ocean Observing System. He has a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an M.P.H. in tropical public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

KATHLEEN GALVIN is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and senior research scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. Trained as a biological anthropologist, she has published on issues of African pastoral adaptation, health, nutrition, and strategies of coping with climate variability. Her current research explores the effects of climate variability on land use in southern Africa and in the U.S. Great Plains. She is also investigating strategies for balancing pastoral food security, biological conservation, and ecosystem integrity in East Africa with use of an integrated modeling and assessment system. She was a member of a National Research Council group that assessed research needs and modes of support for the human dimensions of global change. She has B.A. and M.A. degrees from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Binghamton.

DIANA LIVERMAN is currently director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she is also associated with the Department of Geography, the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. Trained as a geographer, she has published widely on drought, climate impacts, resource management, and environmental policy. Her current research examines the social causes and consequences of global and regional environmental change, especially the impacts of climate change and variability on water resources and agriculture in the Americas and the social causes of land use and cover change in Mexico. She previously served as chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change and is the cochair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter American Institute for Global Change. She has a B.A. from the University of London, an M.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, all in geography.

DENNIS S. MILETI is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Informa-



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