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Prof. Mark Rounsevell <br>Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU)<br>Karlsruhe Institute of Technology<br>Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19<br>82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany<br>Email: [mailto:mark.rounsevell@kit.edu mark.rounsevell@kit.edu]<br>
Prof. Derek Robinson <br>Department of Geography and Environmental Management<br>University of Waterloo<br>200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1<br>Canada<br>Email: [mailto:dtrobinson@uwaterloo.ca dtrobinson@uwaterloo.ca]<br>
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|valign="top" |'''Human Dimensions Focus Research Group Co-Chair ''' He accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Human Dimensions Focus Research Group in October 2019.  
Prof. Mark Rounsevell holds the David Kinloch Michie Chair of Rural Economy & Environmental Sustainability within the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. He was formerly Head of the Institute of Geography & the Lived Environment (2011-2013) and the Centre for the study of Environmental Change & Sustainability (2007-2011), and was the founding Director of the University’s Global Environment & Society Academy (2011-2014).<br><br>He conducts research on the human dimensions of environmental change, including the analysis of socio-ecological systems, and land use and land cover change. He also studies the impacts of climate change on land-based, natural resources and individual and societal adaptation responses to these impacts. His research approaches are based on combining qualitative, social elicitation methods (surveys and focus groups) with social simulation models to undertake experiments on human-environment interactions. He works with a number of different modelling approaches, especially Agent-Based Models, from local to global scale levels, both in the present and for future environmental change scenarios.<br><br> Internationally, Mark has been a Lead Author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th Assessment Reports. He is also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the IGBP/Future Earth AIMES project (Analysis & Integrated Modelling of the Earth System), a member of the Expert Panel of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, and a UK government nominated expert to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Regional and Sub-regional Assessments. He is the Chair of the European Research Council (ERC) grant panel on Environment, Space and Society, and coordinates a €12m European Union research project on Operationalising Ecosystem Research Applications (OPERAs). He accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Human Dimensions Focus Research Group in November 2014.  

Revision as of 15:51, 18 October 2019

CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (executive committee chair, steering committee chair and the working group chairs) is the primary decision-making body of the CSDMS, and meets twice a year to approve the annual science plan, the semi-annual reports, the management plan, budget, partner membership, and other day-to-day issues that arise in the running of the CSDMS. The Executive Committee also develops the By-Laws and Operational Procedures, to be approved by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee develops and implements the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Committee further:

  1. Reviews proposals from Working Groups for development that are within the priorities of the Annual Science Plan and CSDMS mission;
  2. Ensures that CSDMS develops and maintains the capability to support collaborative proposals;
  3. Reviews the ongoing CSDMS business operations through regular meetings, teleconferences, AccessGrid sessions, electronic mail, etc.
  4. Ensures scientific progress in multiple areas of landscape-basin evolution (LBE) by providing the computational infrastructure needed for improved modeling;
  5. Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
  6. Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.

CSDMS Steering Committee

The CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 10 members: 8 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 2 selected by Partner Membership. The cognizant NSF program officer or his/her designate, and the Executive Director or his/her designate, serve as ex officio members of the SC. During SC meetings, there may be occasions when these ex officio members would exclude themselves from discussions.

The Steering Committee meets once a year to assess the competing objectives and needs of the CSDMS; will comment on the progress of CSDMS in terms of science (including the development of working groups and partner memberships), management, outreach, and education; and will comment on and advise on revisions to the 5-year strategic plan. The Steering Committee will provide a report to the Executive Director at the close of its meeting, to which s/he will respond within two weeks.