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Past Events:

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability: Green Growth: USA-Portugal
June 11, 2014
Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, DC

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research

May 13-14, 2014
Washington, DC

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure, and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites
October 30-31, 2013
Washington, DC

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections & Governance Linkages
July 24, 2013
Davis, CA



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The National Academies' Federal Sustainability Research and Development Forum

Report:

Book CoverTransitioning to Sustainability Through Research and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels: Workshop Summary (2008)
The National Research Council's Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted "Transitioning to Sustainability through Research and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels: The National Academies' First Federal Sustainability Research and Development Forum" on October 17- 18, 2007. The forum discussed sustainability research and development activities related to ecosystem services and biofuels. The objective of the forum was to identify research gaps and opportunities for collaboration among federal agencies to meet the challenges to sustainability posed by the need to maintain critical ecosystem services, to support the development of alternatives to conventional fossil fuels, and to manage oceans and coastal areas. The forum focused primarily on federal activities, but included the participation of representatives from the private sector, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. This book is a summary the discussions from the forum. 


 

  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Steering Committee

 


Contact Information:
Science and Technology for Sustainabillity Program
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2694
Email: Sustainability@nas.edu


Project Scope

The Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability held a workshop ("forum") on October 17-18, 2007. Forum participants discussed research gaps, needed analytical tools, and opportunities for collaboration among federal research and development programs focused on selected high priority challenges to sustainability in the areas of biofuels and ecosystem services.
 

Meetings and events

The National Academies' Federal Sustainability Research and Development Forum

The National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW, Members Room
Washington, DC
October 17-18, 2007


Meeting Agenda:

Transitioning to Sustainability through Research and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels (PDF,41 KB)


Presentations:

Framework for Sustainability Research and Development (192 KB)

Ecosystem Services: Sustainability Research and Development

     Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities (772 KB)
     Steve Carpenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

     Integrated Landscape Monitoring: Prairie Pilot (5.8 MB)
     Ned Euliss, US Geological Survey

     Willamette-Ecosystem Services Project (2.1 MB)
     Iris Goodman, US Environmental Protection Agency

     Long Term Agroecosystem Research, Education and Extension (70 KB)
     Dan Kugler, US Department of Agriculture

     Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to NOAA's Sustainability Mandates (3.2 MB)
     Steven Murawski, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration

     SERVIR: A Platform for the Support of Regional Ecosystem Services for Sustainability (4.5 MB) 
     CNH: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (285 KB) 
     Woody Turner, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Biofuels: Sustainability Research and Development

     Biofuels: Challenges & Opportunities to Sustainability (2.7 MB)
     Daniel M. Kammen, University of California, Berkeley

     20 in 10 Summary (218 KB)
     John Mizroch, US Department of Energy 

     REAP: Renewable Energy Assessment Project (708 KB)
     Ghassem R. Asrar, US Department of Agriculture

     USGS Research on Biofuels Sustainability (847 KB)
     Richard B. Alexander, US Geological Survey

     Future Midwestern Landscapes (391 KB)
     Randy Bruins, US Environmental Protection Agency

     Bioenergy from Forests- Moving Science to Practice Issues of Sustainability (3.4 MB)
     Marcia Patton-Mallory, US Forest Service

     Sustainability and Biofuels Production: A DOE Perspective (367 KB)
     Jacques Beaudry-Losique, US Department of Energy

 
 

Steering Committee

Steering Committee on Transitioning to Sustainability through Resesarch and Development on Ecosystem Services and Biofuels

  • Pamela Matson (NAS) (Co-Chair)
    Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • James Mahoney (Co-Chair)
    Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, US Department of Commerce (retired), Co-Chair of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability (until 7/1/2007)
  • Ann Bartuska
    Deputy Chief for Research and Development, US Forest Service
  • William Clark (NAS)
    Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Gregory Crosby
    National Program Leader for Sustainable Development, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, US Department of Agriculture
  • Linda Gundersen
    Chief Scientist for Geology, US Geological Survey
  • Alan Hecht
    Director of Sustainable Development, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kai Lee
    Program Officer, Conservation and Science Program, Packard Foundation
  • Steve Murawski
    Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration

Staff

  • Patricia Koshel
    Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology for Sustainability, The National Academies
  • Julia Kregenow
    Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow, The National Academies
  • Kathleen McAllister
    Senior Program Assistant, Science and Technology for Sustainability, The National Academies
  • Gregory Symmes
    Deputy Executive Director, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies, Director, Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability (until 8/31/ 2007)
  • Derek Vollmer
    Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology for Sustainability, The National Academies
     

 

 

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