Rosina M. Bierbaum

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Rosina M. Bierbaum

"In October 2001 Dr. Rosina Bierbaum joined the University of Michigan as Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE)...

"In April 2009, President Obama named her to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)...

"In April 2008, Bierbaum was selected by the World Bank to co-author and co-direct its prestigious World Development Report 2010, which will focus on climate change and development...

"Bierbaum has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science as well as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2000 she was awarded the Waldo E Smith medal of the American Geophysical Union for ‘extraordinary service to geophysics’, and in 1999 she was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Climate Protection Award”.

"Bierbaum currently serves as a trustee of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); and as a board member for the Federation of American Scientists, The Energy Foundation, the Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation, and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. She is also a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Science Advisory Council, the International Advisory Board for the journal “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment”, the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, the Design Committee for The Heinz Center’s The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems project, and the Executive Committee for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Dr. Bierbaum serves as the U.S. Scientific Expert, Permanent Court of Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment, in the Hague. On campus, she co-chaired the University of Michigan’s Sustainability Task Force and chaired the Deans’ Council of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed her to serve on the Michigan Climate Action Council in 2007 and the Task Force on Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids in 2003.

"Prior to joining the School of Natural Resources and Environment, Bierbaum was acting director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from January 2001, and preceding that, she directed the first Environment Division at OSTP." [1]

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  1. Rosina M. Bierbaum, snre, accessed September 1, 2009.
  2. Climate Reality Project Board, organizational web page, accessed December 6, 2014.
  3. World Conservation Society Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 9, 2019.