Dartmouth class of 1950, Dr. George M. Woodwell is founder, President and Director of the Woods Hole Research Center, an institute of global environmental research. Dr. Woodwell's research has been on the structure and function of natural communities and their role as segments of the biosphere. He has worked extensively in forests and estuaries in North America and has made special studies of the ecological effects of ionizing radiation and the circulation and effects of pesticides and other toxins. For many years he has studied the biotic interactions associated with the warming of the earth.
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