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Gene Likens Ph.D.

National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001

Zoologist. Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, acid rain, human impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Linked fossil fuel combustion to acid rain. Founder, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


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Acid Rain: A Long, Unfinished Journey From Discovery to Political Action. Dr. Gene Likens. Feb 25, 2014. 1:12:45.

Gene E. Likens, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. History and Major Discoveries at Hubbard Brook. Celebrating 50 yrs. Oct 17, 2013. 46:33

Ecosystem Science, Environmental Change and Society: a Personal View. Seminar by Dr. Gene E. Likens. Dec 28, 2010. 57:51.

2000 Interview with Gene Likens, Institute of Ecosystems Studies. 14:21.

2014 Redfield Award to Gene Likens. Jul 4, 2015. 38:46.

Gene Likens


'Rivers On Rolaids': How Acid Rain Is Changing Waterways. National Public Radio, September 13, 2013 3:06 AM ET. 5:18.

Photo: Courtesy Gene Elden Likens

Name: Gene Elden Likens
Birth: 6 January 1935 Pierceton, Indiana USA
Title: Director and President and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Chair in Ecology
Affiliation: Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Citation: "For his discovery of acid rain in North America and his sustained leadership in developing the fields of ecology and ecosystem science." Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on June 12, 2002."
History of Discovery
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Patents: Likens has not patented his discoveries

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