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George M. Woodwell

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George M. Woodwell (born October 23, 1930) is an ecologist. He co-founded the Environmental Defense Fund, and did pioneering research on the effects of ionizing radiation on forest ecosystems [1] He is an alumnus of Dartmouth College, class of 1950.[2]

Woodwell founded the Woods Hole Research Center in 1985 in Woods Hole, MA as an institute for global environmental research.

He is retired, but retains the title of Director Emeritus. [3] He was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm on climate change, and he first testified to Congress about climate change impacts in 1986.[4] [5]

In 1997 he was awarded the 3rd Annual Heinz Award in the Environment [6] and in 2001 he was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize.[7]