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2014 AIBS Public Policy Review Committee

The AIBS Public Policy Review Committee, whose membership includes representatives from AIBS societies and organizations that are funding the AIBS Public Policy Office (PPO) at the Participant level or above serves in an advisory capacity. The committee is asked to (1) provide the PPO with guidance in identifying experts to serve as witnesses in Congressional testimony, and as participants in Congressional briefings and similar activities; (2) assist the PPO in crafting public policy/position statements that reflect the concerns of the biological sciences community and current scientific knowledge; (3) serve as a communication conduit for public policy matters between AIBS and the society or organization that the member represents on the committee; and (4) work with the PPO in preparing periodic reports to the AIBS Board.

Committee Chair

Society of Systematic Biologists

Keith Crandall, George Washington University
kcra...@gwu.edu

Committee Members

American Ornithologists' Union

Joel Cracraft, Department of Ornithology, AMNH, NY
j...@amnh.org

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

John Lundberg, Academy of Natural Sciences
lund...@ansp.org

Association of Ecosystem Research Centers

David E. Smith, University of Virginia
des...@virginia.edu

Botanical Society of America

Kent E. Holsinger, University of Connecticut
ken...@darwin.eeb.uconn.edu

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Mark Wolf-Armstrong, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
mar...@erf.org

Long Term Ecological Research Network

Robert "Bob" B. Waide, Long Term Ecological Research - Network Office, University of New Mexico
rwa...@lternet.edu

Organization of Biological Field Stations

William Schuster, Black Rock Forest Consortium
wsch...@blackrockforest.org

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Jake Socha, Virginia Tech
jjso...@vt.edu

Society for the Study of Evolution

Kent E. Holsinger, University of Connecticut
k...@darwin.eeb.uconn.edu

Society of Wetland Scientists

Dennis F. Whigham
whig...@si.edu

Staff Liaison:

Robert Gropp
American Institute of Biological Sciences
rgr...@aibs.org

Ex Officio:

Joseph Travis
AIBS President
Florida State University
jtra...@fsu.edu

Ex Officio:

Richard O'Grady
American Institute of Biological Sciences
rogr...@aibs.org

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