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NSF's New Czar for Environment

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Science  10 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5447, pp. 2069
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5447.2069

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Paleoceanographer Margaret Leinen of the University of Rhode Island has been named the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) first environment czar, with responsibility for coordinating environmental science and engineering programs. Leinen, 53, will also be replacing Robert Corell as head of NSF's $500 million geosciences directorate, one of seven research directorates at the foundation and a major player in many of NSF's environmental activities.