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Two NCAR Scientists Named Leopold Leadership Fellows

March 28, 2005

BOULDER—The Aldo Leopold Leadership Program announced today that two scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Elisabeth Holland and Susanne Moser, have been named 2005 Leopold Leadership Fellows.

Beth Holland (Photos by Carlye Calvin.)

As fellows, Holland and Moser are part of a group of 20 environmental scientists from academic and research organizations around the country who were selected through a competitive application process. Based at the Stanford Institute for the Environment, the program provides the fellows with intensive communications and leadership training to enhance their ability to communicate complex scientific information to nonscientific audiences, especially policy makers, the media, business leaders, and the public.

The fellows come from a broad range of disciplines, including forest ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental engineering, climate science, geography, environmental economics, and oceanography. In addition to outstanding scientific qualifications, they have demonstrated leadership ability and a strong interest in communicating science beyond traditional academic audiences.

Holland is a biogeochemist in NCAR's Atmospheric Chemistry Division who studies the link between the chemistry of the atmosphere and ecosystems on Earth. She brings a biological perspective to geophysics and atmospheric research. Her recent work includes a study of nitrogen pollution in the United States and Europe.

Susanne Moser

Moser is an expert on the human dimensions of global change.   Her work in NCAR's Institute for the Study of Society and Environment focuses on climate change impacts on coastal systems and human health, society's response to environmental change, and the interaction between scientists and decision makers. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on effective communication about climate change.

The Aldo Leopold Leadership Program was launched in 1998 and is named for Aldo Leopold, a renowned environmental scientist who communicated his scientific knowledge simply and eloquently. His writings, including his 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac , are credited with infusing the emerging conservation movement with good science and a stewardship ethic.

 Related sites on the World Wide Web 

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, including a complete list of all fellows and biographical information.

Elisabeth Holland's home page

Susanne Moser's home page


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