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Home > Resources > News note > note 55

New GOFC-GOLD Chairman
 

6 June 2007

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony C. Janetos has been appointed Chair of the GTOS Panel for Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD).

The role of Chair marks the return of Dr. Janetos to GOFC-GOLD, as he was substantially involved in the formations of GOFC-GOLD in the late 1990s.

Dr. Janetos is Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute which investigates the scientific, technological, economic and policy implications of climate change. He served as a co-chair of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. He was an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Land-Use Change and Forestry, the Global Biodiversity Assessment, a coordinating lead author in the recently published Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and most recently a lead author in Working Group II of the IPCC.

Dr. Janetos takes over from Dr. John Townshend, who led the panel from 2000 to 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Townshend for his enthusiastic leadership and offer our continued support for his role as a member of the GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team.


Additional Details

www.globalchange.umd.edu/
www.pnl.gov/news/release.asp?id=177

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