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FUTURE ROLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Donald J. DePaolo (Chair) is professor of geochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior faculty scientist at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests include the chemical evolution of the Earth's mantle and continental crust, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and isotopic hydrology. He received the F.W. Clarke Medal of the Geochemical Society, the J.B. MacElwane Award of the American Geophysical Union, and the Mineralogical Society of America Award. His previous NRC service includes membership on the Committee Advisory to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Virtual Commission on Environmental Management Sciences, and the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. Dr. DePaolo was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993.
Hugo F. Thomas (Vice Chair) is director of the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources and adjunct member of the Department of Natural Resource Management and Engineering, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut. He previously served as chief of environmental services in the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and state geologist of Connecticut. His interests include the study and implementation of new techniques for integrating and using natural resources data in land and water decision making. Dr. Thomas established the Connecticut Geographic Information System Center to further data integration and use. In 1988, he was awarded the John Wesley Powell Award by the USGS, its most prestigious award for nonfederal scientists in enhancing the application of earth sciences to public needs. Dr. Thomas is a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board.
John C. Antenucci is president of PlanGraphics, Inc. He is an engineer, planner, management consultant, and author specializing in technical and