Dr Janetos is Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, which is a joint endeavor between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. Prior to accepting this position in 2006, he had been a Senior Fellow and Vice President of The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, where he was responsible for promoting new directions in their global change program. He has written and spoken widely on the needs for scientific input and scientific assessment in the policy making process. His prior positions include Vice President for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute and Senior Scientist for the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program in NASA's Office of Earth Science. He also was Program Scientist for NASA's Landsat 7 mission. His research and policy interests in the area of ecology and the environment include air pollution effects on forests, climate change impacts, land-use change, ecosystem modeling and the global carbon cycle. He was a co-chair of the US National Assessment, and an author of the IPCC Special Report on Land-Use Change and Forestry, the Global Biodiversity Assessment, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Dr Janetos received his B.S. in biology from Harvard College and M.S. and a Ph.D. in biology from Princeton University.
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