ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan dean has been named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The White House said Monday that Rosina Bierbaum will join the council. She is a widely recognized expert in climate-change science and ecology who heads the Ann Arbor university’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Twenty members were named Monday.

Bierbaum holds a doctorate in evolutionary biology and ecology. At the University of Michigan, she is co-chair of the Sustainability Task Force and chairs the Deans’ Council of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute.

She served as associate director for environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Clinton administration, as well as acting director of OSTP in 2000-2001.

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