Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems

We are embedded in a variety of ecosystems, including the environments that we inhabit and the many social systems in which we live and work. Finding ways of maintaining the stable balance of these ecosystems in the face of rapidly changing circumstances is critical for our advancement. Drawing on a multitude of scientific perspectives, this Annual Meeting seeks to feature diverse ways of understanding the complexities and dynamics of biological, physical, social, and economic systems across scales, as well as strengthening and activating new connections to address underlying problems in various spheres. These challenges facing contemporary society will provide the opportunity to creatively harness science, engineering, technology, and policy to promote sustainable change.

Scientific Program Committee

The AAAS Scientific Program Committee is charged with establishing the meeting theme and program tracks, reviewing proposals and selecting scientific sessions, topical lectures, and special sessions, as well as performing other functions deemed necessary to develop a scientific program for the AAAS Annual Meeting. The Association’s President and President-Elect are the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Committee, which is composed of 13 appointed members, reflecting the range of scientific disciplines of the AAAS membership.

Claire M. Fraser

Lisa Chong

Karen Emmorey

Joseph Francisco

Jennifer Frazier

Agustin Fuentes

James Kurose

Cindy Lee

Edward Maibach

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

Denis-Didier Rousseau

Yang Shao-Horn

Joyce Wong

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