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Environmental scientist and ecologist Jane Lubchenco’s interests range from searching for specimens in the Oregon coastline’s tide pools to promoting the public’s understanding of science. She also advocates responsibility toward care of the Earth, and her research interests include plant-herbivore interactions, biogeography and global change. Lubchenco earned her B.A. in biology from Colorado College in 1969, her M.S. in zoology from the University of Washington in 1971 and her Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University in 1975. She is currently the undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is the first woman to hold the post of Administrator of NOAA.
Last Updated: 09-02-2009
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