THE FOLLOWING DISTINGUISHED EXPERTS SERVED ON THE FORUM PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Janet Franklin, NAS,1 University of California, Riverside, Co-Chair
Yadvinder Malhi, FRS,2 University of Oxford, Co-Chair
Christopher Field, NAS, Stanford University
Nancy Knowlton, NAS, Smithsonian Institution
Nathalie Seddon, University of Oxford
Martin Solan, University of Southampton
Monica Turner, NAS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
This summary was developed based on the presentations and participant discussions at the 2018 Raymond and Beverly Sackler USA-UK Scientific Forum. It was prepared by Steve Olsson, April Melvin, and Sarah Giles, with assistance from Amanda Staudt and Emma Woods. The document was reviewed in draft form by the planning committee and underwent an external peer review by forum participants Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University, and Val Kapos, United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Ruth DeFries, Columbia University, served as arbiter to oversee that external review comments were appropriately incorporated into the final version of this summary. Support for this activity was provided by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation.
|The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research.|
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. Its members are drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. It is the national academy of science in the United Kingdom. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development of use of science for the benefit of humanity.
1 National Academy of Sciences.
2 Fellow of The Royal Society.