Professor Deborah Bronk of the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been chosen to work in the group charged with deciding the nation’s strategy for carbon-cycle research in the coming decade.
Bronk will serve a two-year term on the Carbon Cycle Science Working Group.
Understanding the global carbon cycle is essential to the nation’s ability to predict, monitor and respond to climate change and global warming.
“There’s no comparison between what we know now and what we knew 10 years ago,” Bronk said. “The field has just exploded, and our new knowledge has raised many new issues and questions.”