Grebmeier Appointed to Arctic Research Commission

Date: 
13 March 2000

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
(San Jose, California)

For Immediate Release
March 2, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JACQUELINE MARY GREBMEIER AS A MEMBER OF THE
ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

The President today announced his intent to appoint Jacqueline Mary
Grebmeier, to serve as Member of the Arctic Research Commission (ARC).

Dr. Jacqueline Mary Grebmeier, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, a
specialist in polar biological oceanography, has held her current
position as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee (UT) campus in
Knoxville since 1998. She has been affiliated with UT since 1989, and
prior to that time served as a Research Associate in the Department of
Geological Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los
Angeles. Dr. Grebmeier's scientific research focuses on both Arctic and
Antarctic oceanography, with a particular emphasis on understanding
change in biological communities and related biogeochemical processes in
high latitude ecosystems that are likely to be vulnerable to climate
variation. Dr. Grebmeier has also contributed to the scientific
evaluation of potential threats to Arctic ecosystems from radioactive
contamination. In other public service, Dr. Grebmeier has served on
advisory committees for the National Research Council, National Academy
of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. She is currently a
project co-leader for joint Russian-U.S. ecosystem studies in the Bering
and Chukchi Seas, which are coordinated through the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior.

Dr. Grebmeier received her B.A. in Zoology from the University of
California, Davis; M.A. in Biology from Stanford University; M.A. in
Marine Affairs, from the University of Washington; and Ph.D. in
Biological Oceanography, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The purpose of the ARC is to develop and recommend an integrated
national Arctic research policy. The ARC facilitates cooperation
between federal, state and local governments with respect to Arctic
research, reviews federal Arctic programs, and recommends improvements.