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  • GEC Hosts 114 Sessions at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

    Posted 10/13/16

    The Global Environmental Change Focus Group is hosting 57 oral and 57 poster sessions at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. The titles of all of these sessions can be viewed here on this website. Individual papers in these sessions can be found at the Fall Meeting’s Scientific Program website at In addition, the GEC Focus […]

  • GEC Outstanding Student Paper Award Recipients at FM2015

    Posted 08/05/16

    Congratulations to the four Global Environmental Change Focus Group student members who received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the AGU.  Their names, university affiliations, and titles of their papers are shown below:   Melanie K. Behrens, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, “Trace element inputs to the upper West Pacific from Nd […]

  • GEC Newsletter – Fall Mtg Events, Awards, Lectures; New NAS Members

    Posted 08/01/16

    The Summer 2016 issue of the AGU-GEC Newsletter is now available and can be viewed here on the GEC website.

  • Two GEC FG Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Posted 05/27/16

    Two members of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group were elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences this year, as announced in a NAS press release on May 3, 2016.  Clair L. Parkinson is a climate change senior scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.   Zhisheng […]

  • GEC Newsletter – New GEC Awards, Incentive $$ Support, Early Career Exec Comm Members, Volunteer Profile

    Posted 03/28/16

    The March 2016 issue of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group newsletter is now available online at the following link: Topics discussed in the newsletter include: new GEC awards seeking nominations, incentive program for providing financial support to GEC, GEC early career executive committee members, and a volunteer profile of the GEC web editor.

  • Two New GEC Awards Approved for 2016

    Posted 12/13/15

    The Bert Bolin GEC Award and  Lecture and the GEC Early Career Award have been approved by the AGU Council, beginning in 2016.   The nomination process for the first awards will be announced in January.  Read more about the awards  here  on the GEC Awards page.

  • GEC President named Fellow of American Meteorological Society

    Posted 10/04/15

    Congratulations to Global Environmental Change Focus Group president Rong Fu, who has been named a 2016 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

  • GEC Newsletter – Message from President-Elect, Business Meeting & Reception, GEC Fund-raiser, 2015 AGU Awards


    The September 2015 issue of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group newsletter is now available online at the following link: GECNewsletterVol3_20150930 Topics discussed in the newsletter include: message from the GEC President-Elect, GEC business meeting and reception, GEC Fund-raiser, and 2015 AGU Award winners.

  • Four GEC Members Elected AGU Fellows

    Posted 09/29/15

    Congratulations to Global Environmental Change Focus Group members Gordon McBean, Jonathan Overpeck, Philip Rasch,  and Cynthia Rosenzweig, who have been elected as 2015 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.  Dr. McBean is also the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador Award.  The Ambassador Award is given annually to one or up to five honorees in recognition […]

  • First GEC Focus Group president joins OSTP

    Posted 08/15/15

    Professor Don Wuebbles of the University of Illinois (first president of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group) has started a special appointment as Assistant Director for Climate Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.  At OSTP, Professor Wuebbles will be working with Dr. John Holdren, the President’s science advisor and […]

  • GEC Newsletter – Canvassing Committee, Fall Meeting Lecture Speakers, New GEC Awards/Honors

    Posted 06/12/15

    The June 2015 issue of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group newsletter is now available online at the following link: GECNewsletterVol2_16June2015Revised Topics discussed include new members of the Canvassing Committee, selected speakers for the Fall AGU meeting lectures, and new GEC awards/honors

  • GEC Newsletter – Election Results – President-elect & Secretary, New GEC Fall Meeting Program Committee, Leopold Leadership Fellow, Fall AGU News

    Posted 02/03/15

    The January 2015 issue of the GEC Newsletter is now available for viewing on the Newsletters Page.  Topics discussed in the newsletter include:  election results (president-elect & secretary), new GEC fall meeting program committee members, Leopold Leadership Fellow recipient, and fall AGU news.

  • GEC Focus Group Member selected as a Leopold Leadership Fellow for 2015

    Posted 01/22/15

    Dr. Robert Kopp, a member of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group, has been selected as a Leopold Leadership Fellow for 2015. The Leopold Leadership Program, located at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, was founded in 1998 to fill a critical gap in environmental decision-making: getting the best scientific knowledge […]

  • New Secretary For GEC Focus Group

    Posted 11/14/14

    Many thanks to Professor Xin-Zhong Liang (University of Maryland Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science), who has agreed to step in and fill the unexpired term of Secretary of the GEC Focus Group, previously held by Professor Nadine Unger of Yale University.

  • February 2012 Issue of GEC Newsletter Available


    The February 2012 issue of the Global Environmental Change (GEC) Focus Group newsletter is available on the Newsletter page of the website. The newsletter describes the process currently underway to nominate and elect new officers for the Focus Group. The newsletter also describes the search for volunteers to serve on several new GEC committees, the formation of […]

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