Selected Participation, Past and Present, in Professional Organizations, Including Those that I Support after My Direct Participation has Ended

Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity Science and Education Initiative

Editor, Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science

North Carolina Plant Conservation Board, Vice Chair

Board of the Center for Plant Conservation

Board of Discover Life in America, 2003-present, Chair, 2003-2007

Co-Chair of the Science Committee, All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory; see also The Science Plan (White et al. 2000) and Statement for the Senate Hearing on the ATBI in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (White 2008)

Ecological Society of America, Southeast Knowledge Partnership Pilot Project

Conservation Committee, American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

NatureServe, Scientific Advisors

Board of the Highlands Biological Station

IUCN Species Survival Commission, North American Plant Specialist Group, Reintroduction Specialist Group

Environmental Defense, Horizon 2100 Report

Board, Triangle Land Conservancy

Board, North Carolina Nature Conservancy

Editor, Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Ecological Applications

Other worthy organizations to support: Friends of the Smokies, National Park Foundation, Coalition for National Parks, Saving Nature, EO Wilson Foundation, and OF COURSE the North Carolina Botanical Garden.