Last updated: March 3, 2011

committees and working groups

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
In an effort to more efficiently nominate officers and determine willingness to serve before the General Membership Meeting a nominating committee was formed.
Nominations and committee communications are done electronically or by mail well before the annual meeting. The Nominating Committee consists of: a)one member elected by the membership; b)the past-president (chair); c) one member elected by the Executive Committee.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AWARD COMMITTEE
(Christine Rogers, Don Street , John Haines)

LATIN AMERICAN COMMITTEE

The Latin-American Committee (LAC) was created to attend to the particular needs and interests of PAAA members of the region (that is, all the Americas south of the United States). All PAAA members are welcome to join the LAC; those members from Latin American countries are especially encouraged to do so.
To join the LAC, simply express your interest in doing so to the LAC Chair. Regular meetings of the LAC take place annually at the time of the PAAA and IAA Conferences. One activity of the LAC is the promotion and maintenance of the Latin-American Travel Award (LATA).

The Committee is currently chaired by Ines Hurtado and consists of the following members: Paul Comtois, Mike Muilenberg, and Felix Rivera.

LATIN AMERICAN TRAVEL AWARD COMMITTEE
The Latin American Travel Award committee is an ad hoc sub-committee of the LAC and includes no fewer than three PAAA members proposed by the LAC and approved by the General Assembly. The term for LATA committee members is two years, to coincide with the duration of the PAAA Executive Committee.

The commitee presently consists of Paul Comtois, Ines Hurtado, Mike Muilenberg, and Felix Rivera.


SAMPLING STRATEGIES WORKING GROUP
Mission Statement for BiOlogical Sampling Strategies (BOSS) Working Group
The goal of uniform sampling strategies is to standardize aerobiological collection.  PAAA will establish uniform sampling methods for the study of airborne biological particles.  Specific tasks include (a) build awareness of the importance and need for uniform sampling of airborne biological particles, (b) develop standard techniques for the sampling of airborne biological particles, (c) develop standard techniques for sample analysis, (d) promote adoption of these methods.

The present PAAA working-group on Sampling Strategies includes the following members: Charles Barnes, Luis Bustillons, Beatriz Escamilla, Simona Holacsek, Ginette Leclaire, Estelle Levetin, Donat Magyar, Michael Muilenberg, Jose' Antonio Rodriguez, James Scott, Alicja Stach, Larry Syzdek, Christine Rogers, Michael Warnock.

AEROBIOLOGY DATABASE WORKING GROUP
The PAAA will be generating a database of current aerobiological data. The master database will list type of data available, the location and years of data collected. This might allow for multi-centered studies of certain taxa. It might also allow a graduate student to examine variation in pollen dispersal in different parts of the country. Look for this in the coming months and get ready to send us your information on the aerobiological data you have collected.

Members include; John Shane, Ines Hurtado, Christine Rogers

RAGWEED DISCUSSION GROUP
A Ragweed Discussion Group was initiated at Aerobiology 2007. The ragweed phenologicy model ans website was presented and a lively discussion on future directions for collaboration ensued. More information can be found at http://www.ceal.psu.edu/ragweed.htm

Participants include: Scott Isard (chair), Regula Gehrig (chair); Annalisa Ariatti, Charles Barnes, Paul Comtois, Ginette Leclaire, Estelle Levetin, Donat Magyar, Christine Rogers, Larry Syzdek, Tommaso Torrigiani Malaspina, Alicja Stach, Danuta Stepalska.

SPORE COUNTER CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE
99/01 Janet Gallup (Chair), Mike Muilenberg, Elliot Horner, John Haines, Christine Rogers
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WEB GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
98/99 (Michael Muilenberg, John Shane, Jay Portnoy)

HIRST GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
96/99 (Christine Rogers, Michael Muilenberg)


 

 

 
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