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Established in 1991 as an international program to address broad and complex issues related to global biodiversity, DIVERSITAS seeks to promote biodiversity research as an integrated science combining expertise in biology, ecology, geology, and the social sciences.
DIVERSITAS is sponsored by four organizations: the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), and the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE).
The four core projects of DIVERSITAS are bioDISCOVERY, bioGENESIS, ecoSERVICES, and bioSUSTAINABILITY.
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For more information about DIVERSITAS, including a calender of events and most recent Annual Report, visit the DIVERSITAS homepage...
The U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS (USNC/DIVERSITAS) is charged with advancing DIVERSITAS as an international biodiversity science program that links biological, ecological and social disciplines.
The USNC/DIVERSITAS is composed of representatives from academia, non-governmental organizations, and experts in the different DIVERSITAS program elements. The senior American member of the Scientific Steering Committee (SC) of the international DIVERSITAS program serves as an ex officio member of the committee. Presently the SC Chairman, Professor Hal Mooney serves on the USNC. Members of the SC and chairs of DIVERSITAS core programs and cross-cutting initiatives are invited to all USNC meetings.