NSF PA/M 03-38 - August 26, 2003
NSF Invites Science Journalists to Conference Exploring Results
of Research on Biocomplexity and the Environment
Science journalists are invited to attend a National Science
Foundation (NSF) Principal Investigator's meeting for researchers
exploring the links between biocomplexity and the environment.
The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott,
Arlington, Va., Sept. 14-17, 2003.
Speakers include: Dr. Rita Colwell, director of NSF; Dr.
Margaret Leinen, NSF assistant director for geosciences; Dr.
Anthony Michaels, director of the Wrigley Institute for
Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California;
and Dr. John McNeill of Georgetown University's School of Foreign
Service and History Department, who will address how interactions
between the global environment and global society have changed in
the past century.
More than 100 scientists currently involved in studies on
biocomplexity and the environment will present results of their
work in talks, breakout group sessions, and poster sessions, and
discussions will be held about the future of research efforts in
this expanding field.
Breakout sessions will include discussions of topics related to
biocomplexity and the environment, including education,
infrastructure and global perspectives. Poster sessions will
provide a chance for presentation and discussion of on-going
biocomplexity research projects.
More information, including a complete agenda, including
biographies of principal speakers, is available at:
Journalists who plan to attend should contact Cheryl Dybas, NSF
press officer for environmental research and education, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 292-7734.
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