William Robertson IV
During the 1960s Mr. Robertson received a bachelor's degree from Parsons College and a master's degree from Sam Houston State Teachers College, both in Biology. For most of the 1970s, he served on the staff of the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, where he was involved in the production of the following reports (most published by the National Academy of Sciences): Water Quality Criteria (1974); Research Needs in Water Quality Criteria (1974); The Water's Edge (MIT Press, 1972); Assessing Potential Ocean Pollutants (1975); Early Action on the Global Environmental Monitoring System (1976); Environmental Issues (SCOPE, John Wiley & Sons, London 1977); OCS Oil and Gas: An Assessment of the Department of the Interior Environmental Studies Program (1977); Urban Waterfront Lands (1979); and The International Mussel Watch (1980). Since 1979, he has been Program Officer for Conservation and the Environment at the Foundation.
Mr. Robertson has served as a trustee of The Center for Plant Conservation (1985-1996), and The Rumson Country Day School (1984-1991). He has also served on the External Advisory Committee of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (1995-1998), the Steering Committee of the XVI Botanical Congress (1995-1999), and the Visiting Committee of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment (1998). He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, where he has served on the Public Affairs Committee, Search Committee, and Advisory Committee for the Ecological and Biological Journal Archive Project and was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation in 2000.