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UMaine Professor elected to Chair the Council of Scientific Society Presidents

Contact: Peter Jumars (207) 581-3321; David Munson (207) 581-3777

ORONO, Maine – The Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) elected UMaine School of Marine Sciences Professor Peter A. Jumars to be its Chair Elect for 2007 at its semi-annual meeting in December.

The CSSP ( is the nation’s leading center for development of science leadership and science policy.  It comprises the Presidents of about 60 scientific societies and represents well over 1.4 million scientists and science educators. 

Jumars is highly regarded for his work, which focuses on biological-physical interactions in the marine environment. A former president of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Jumars will become CSSP Chair in 2008.

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