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Gene E. Likens

Gene E. Likens is a limnologist best known for his discovery of acid rain in North America with colleagues, for co-founding of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and for founding the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, an international ecological research and education center. Dr. Likens is an educator and advisor at state, national, and international levels. He has been an advisor to two governors in New York State and one in New Hampshire, as well as one U.S. President. He holds faculty positions at Yale, Cornell, Rutgers, SUNY Albany, Jinan University (Guangzhou) and the University of Connecticut, and has been awarded nine honorary doctoral Degrees.

 

In addition to being elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Dr. Likens has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and an Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society.

In June 2002, Dr. Likens was awarded the 2001 National Medal of Science, presented at The White House; and In 2003 was awarded the Blue Planet Prize (with F. H. Bormann) from the Asahi Glass Foundation. Among other awards, in 1993 Dr. Likens, with F. H. Bormann, was awarded the Tyler Prize, The World Prize for Environmental Achievement, and in 1994, he was the sole recipient of the Australia Prize for Science and Technology. In 2009, he was awarded the Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Likens is past President of the International Society of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Ecological Society of America, and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Dr. Likens is the author, co-author or editor of 23 books and more than 550 scientific papers.

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