July 1, 2006


At the end of 2006, the following four positions become vacant on the 13-person AIBS Board of Directors: (1) president-elect, (2) treasurer, (3) a board member elected by the AIBS individual membership, and (4) a board member elected by the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations. The president-elect serves a one-year term and automatically succeeds to a one-year term as president, then a one-year term as immediate past-president. The treasurer and board members serve three-year terms. This year’s slate, assembled by the Nominations Committee chaired by Immediate Past-President Marvalee Wake and approved by the AIBS Board of Directors at its spring meeting, is shown below, in alphabetical order.


  • Rita R. Colwell (Canon Life Sciences, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University)

  • Massimo Pigliucci (State University of New York at Stony Brook)


  • Richard B. Norgaard (University of California at Berkeley; incumbent)

Board member elected from the AIBS Council of member societies and organizations

  • Sunny K. Boyd (Notre Dame University and Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology)

  • Alan H. Savitsky (Old Dominion University, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

Board member elected by the AIBS individual membership

  • Janet Keough (Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Steward T. A. Pickett (Institute of Ecosystem Studies)

Online and paper ballot voting will begin after Labor Day (4 September 2006). Results will be announced approximately 30 days later. All terms start January 2007. The individuals rotating off the board at the end of 2006 are Marvalee Wake, Richard Norgaard (who is running for reelection), J. Michael Scott, and Arturo Gómez-Pompa. The roster of the AIBS Board of Directors is online at www.aibs.org/about-aibs/board.html.

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