integrating biomass energy into existing energy systems. Dr. Doering received his M.S. degree in economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University.
Dara Entekhabi is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the basic understanding of coupled surface, subsurface, and atmospheric hydrologic systems that may form the bases for enhanced hydrologic predictability. More specifically, his current research is in land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, physical hydrology, operational hydrology, hydrometeorology, groundwater-surface water interaction, and hillslope hydrology. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Clark University and his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was founding chair of the WSTB’s committee on hydrologic science, a current member of the WSTB, and recently a member of the committee reviewing the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
Edward A.Hiler (NAE) is the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of soil and water conservation engineering, small watershed hydrology, irrigation and drainage engineering, and soil-plant-water-atmosphere relations as related to irrigation management. Other interests have included alternate energy sources, with particular emphasis on biomass energy, and the associated biochemical and microbiological energy conversion processes. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University.
Theodore L.Hullar, professor at Cornell University, is currently on leave. He was director of Higher Education Programs for The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. Dr. Hullar was director of the Cornell University Center for the Environment. He served as chancellor at the University of California-Davis and professor of environmental toxicology. Dr. Hullar has served as deputy commissioner of the New York Environmental Conservation Commission and as research director at the Cornell University Agricultural Research Station. His research interests include biochemistry, environmental toxicology, agriculture, and environmental policy. Dr. Hullar received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.