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Jerry M. Melillo

Jerry M. Melillo is past President of SCOPE and Co-director of The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Previously he served as Associate Director for Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the President of the United States.

Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas

Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas

The Science and Management of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems

Some of the world’s most important bodies of water, from the Black Sea to the Bay of Bengal, are classified as “semi-enclosed marine systems” (SEMS). Separated from the open seas by a strait, island archipelago, or physical process, SEMS are...

Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles

Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles

Global Change And Human Impacts

The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization...