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Mike Ellis<br>Department of Climate Change Science<br>British Geological Survey<br>Nottingham NG12 5GG<br>United Kingdom<br>Email: [mailto:Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk]<br>Phone: +44 (0)115-936-3356<br>
 
Mike Ellis<br>Department of Climate Change Science<br>British Geological Survey<br>Nottingham NG12 5GG<br>United Kingdom<br>Email: [mailto:Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk Michael.Ellis@bgs.ac.uk]<br>Phone: +44 (0)115-936-3356<br>
 
|valign="top" |'''Anthropocene Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
 
|valign="top" |'''Anthropocene Focus Research Group Co-Chair '''
Dr. Michael Ellis, head of the department of Climate Change Science, BGS has his Ph.D. of Washington State University (1984) in active tectonics and its relation to landscape evolution. Ellis also brings experience and a strong desire in marrying communities in order to fashion a coherent and useful understanding and implementation of landscape evolution. Ellis has specific experience in developing landscape evolution models in connection with analyses of real and model landscapes; these models have been among the first to incorporate tectonic drivers, bedrock landslides, and heterogeneous climate forcings. Ellis is recently investigating the development of analog models of mountainous topography as a function of base-level fall, an investigation that parallels and reflects some recent theoretical complexity models by others. Ellis also brings to the CSDMS effort a specific interest in the anthropocene and its relationship to both climate change and the environmental impacts of climate change. Mike has served as Associate Editor for the J. Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, and Solid Earth, and the Geological Society of America journal, Geology, and is currently on the editorial board for Basin Research. He has served on numerous review panels, most recently for the European Science Foundation's Topo-Europe panel, the National Oceanographic Partnership Progra for Coastal Effects of a Diminished Ice Arctic Ocean.  
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Dr. Michael Ellis, head of the department of Climate Change Science, BGS has his Ph.D. of Washington State University (1984) in active tectonics and its relation to landscape evolution. Ellis also brings experience and a strong desire in marrying communities in order to fashion a coherent and useful understanding and implementation of landscape evolution. Ellis has specific experience in developing landscape evolution models in connection with analyses of real and model landscapes; these models have been among the first to incorporate tectonic drivers, bedrock landslides, and heterogeneous climate forcings. Ellis is recently investigating the development of analog models of mountainous topography as a function of base-level fall, an investigation that parallels and reflects some recent theoretical complexity models by others. Ellis also brings to the CSDMS effort a specific interest in the anthropocene and its relationship to both climate change and the environmental impacts of climate change. Mike has served as Associate Editor for the J. Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, and Solid Earth, and the Geological Society of America journal, Geology, and is currently on the editorial board for Basin Research. He has served on numerous review panels, most recently for the European Science Foundation's Topo-Europe panel, the National Oceanographic Partnership Progra for Coastal Effects of a Diminished Ice Arctic Ocean. Mike accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Anthropocene Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in January, 2013.
 
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Revision as of 16:29, 13 May 2013

CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee 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 8 members: 6 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.