George M. Woodwell

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George M. Woodwell (born October 23, 1930) is an ecologist. He is an alumnus of Dartmouth College, class of 1950.[1]

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. [2] 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.[3] [4]

In 1997 he was awarded the 3rd Annual Heinz Award in the Environment [5] and in 2001 he was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize.[6]