[photo, Donald F. Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science] DONALD F. BOESCH, Ph.D.
President, 1990-2017

President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, 1990 to September 18, 2017.

Interim Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 2002-03, and Vice-Chancellor for Environmental Sustainability, University System of Maryland, 2008-.

Member, Management Committee, Dredged Material Management Plans, 2001-; Oyster Advisory Commission, Department of Natural Resources, 2007-. Chair, Scientific Advisory Panel, BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-.

Member, Steering Committee, Maryland Environment 2000, Department of the Environment, 1994-96. Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Department of Natural Resources, 1996-2001; Harmful Algal Outbreak Technical Advisory Committee, Department of Natural Resources, 1997-2002. Chair, Maryland Snakehead Fish Scientific Advisory Panel, Department of Natural Resources, 2002. Member, BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-17 (chair, baystat program scientific advisory panel, 2008-); Climate Change Commission, 2014-16 (scientific & technical working group, 2007-16); Commission on Climate Change, 2016-17 (chair, scientific & technical working group, 2016-17).

Co-Chair, Panel on the Coastal Ocean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1990-91 (university partnership action committee, 1996-98). Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1990- (technical steering committee, gulf of mexico program, 1988-90; science advisory board, 1990-94; national advisory council on environmental protection and technology, 1993-97). Member, Executive Committee, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council of the National Academies, 1992-94. 2007- (marine board, 1983-89); Scientific Advisory Panel, U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, 2001-04; National Technical Review Committee, Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2002-05. Chair, Science Board, Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Program, 2006-. Member, Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy, 2010-; National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, 2010-.

Senior Marine Scientist and Associate Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary, 1977-80 (associate marine scientist & assistant professor, 1972-77). Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, 1980-90. Professor of Marine Science, Louisiana State University, 1980-90.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1946. Tulane University, B.S. (biology), 1967; College of William and Mary, Ph.D. (marine science), 1971. Predoctoral fellow, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration. Fulbright-Hays Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1971-72. Member Steering Committee, Council on Ocean Affairs, 1989-93 (chair, 1989-90). Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 1991-2002, 2004-. Board of Directors, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc., 1991-; Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1992- (president, 1994-96); Council on Ocean Law, 1992-2005. Board of Governors, Consortium for Ocean Research and Education, 1993-2007 (vice-chair, 1998-2000). Member, Commission on Food, Natural Resources and Environment, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1996-2002. Scientific Advisor, Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), 2005-. Board of Directors, Town Creek Foundation, 2007-. Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Geophysical Union; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; Ecological Society of America; Estuarine Research Federation (vice-president, 1985-87; president, 1987-89). Member, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council, 2013-. Award for Lifetime Leadership in Ecosystem Restoration, National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, 2007. Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay Award, Governor of Maryland, 2015.

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