THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Providence, Rhode Island) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 25, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN E. HOBBIE AS MEMBER OF THE ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint John E.
Hobbie as Member of the Arctic Research Commission (ARC).
Dr. John Hobbie, of Falmouth, Massachusetts, currently serves as Co-Director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, in Massachusetts. Dr. Hobbie is also the director of the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research project (the ecology of tundra, streams, and lakes) at Toolik Lake in Alaska. For over twenty years, Dr. Hobbie has directed the long-term ecological research project on the North Slope of Alaska.
Dr. Hobbie received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from the University of California and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.
The ARC develops and recommends an integrated national Arctic research policy. The Commission facilitates cooperation between federal, state and local governments with respect to Arctic research, reviews federal Arctic research programs, and recommends improvements.