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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                         (San Jose, California)
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For Immediate Release                                      March 2, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JACQUELINE MARY GREBMEIER AS A MEMBER OF THE

ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

The President today announced his intent to appoint Jacqueline Mary Grebmeier, to serve as Member of the Arctic Research Commission (ARC).

Dr. Jacqueline Mary Grebmeier, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, a specialist in polar biological oceanography, has held her current position as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee (UT) campus in Knoxville since 1998. She has been affiliated with UT since 1989, and prior to that time served as a Research Associate in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Grebmeier's scientific research focuses on both Arctic and Antarctic oceanography, with a particular emphasis on understanding change in biological communities and related biogeochemical processes in high latitude ecosystems that are likely to be vulnerable to climate variation. Dr. Grebmeier has also contributed to the scientific evaluation of potential threats to Arctic ecosystems from radioactive contamination. In other public service, Dr. Grebmeier has served on advisory committees for the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. She is currently a project co-leader for joint Russian-U.S. ecosystem studies in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, which are coordinated through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior.

Dr. Grebmeier received her B.A. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis; M.A. in Biology from Stanford University; M.A. in Marine Affairs, from the University of Washington; and Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The purpose of the ARC is to develop and recommend an integrated national Arctic research policy. The ARC facilitates cooperation between federal, state and local governments with respect to Arctic research, reviews federal Arctic programs, and recommends improvements.

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