Jonathan Pundsack Joins ARCUS Staff

ARCUS is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan W. Pundsack as Program Manager, effective 1 January 2011. In this position he will assume responsibility for ARCUS projects and activities, primarily within the Arctic Science System Program (ARCSS), and for support for the Arctic Observing Network (AON) project within the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program.

Prior to joining ARCUS, Mr. Pundsack served as Executive Director of the Arctic-CHAMP (Community-wide Hydrologic Analysis and Monitoring Program) Science Management Office, coordinating an interdisciplinary NSF-funded arctic hydrological research initiative. Additionally, he served as Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean for the NOAA Office of Global Programs, where he also served a year as the National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.

Mr. Pundsack will receive his PhD from the University of New Hampshire Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) Program in spring 2011. His dissertation will address science policy related to arctic hydrology and climate change.

We are very fortunate to be able to bring a scholar of Jonathan Pundsack's background and experience into ARCUS. Jonathan's experience working as a liaison with NSF and the polar research community will further strengthen ARCUS' initiatives and goals.

— Susan E. Fox, ARCUS Executive Director