Lori Hunter Appointed to N.A.S. Board on Environmental Change and Society

Lori Hunter, Director of the CU Population Center and the Population Program at IBS, has received an appointment to serve on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS).  The BECS helps guide research in the United States on the interactions between human activity and global environmental change. It is the mission of the BECS to increase problem-focused understanding of coupled human-environment systems, and to inform transition to improved human well-being in the face of environmental change. Some of the recent reports produced by the BECS include Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide (BECS 2017) and Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (BASC, BECS 2017). Dr. Hunter’s expertise on human-environment interactions and the energy she brings to all of her projects will surely prove to be assets to the current and future projects of the Board.  Her areas of expertise combined with her history of leadership and service prompted her nomination to the BECS by IBS Director Myron Gutmann, who served on the precursor to the BECS, the former Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. This is one of the many ways IBS researchers give service to the public.