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Gene Elden Likens , Ph. D.

Gene Elden Likens

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2000

  • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Ecosystem research
  • Environmental research
  • Limnology
  • Nature conservation
  • Bio-/Geochemie



Selected Memberships:

  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Königlich Schwedische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Königlich Dänische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Selected Prizes:

  • National Medal of Science
  • Blue Planet Prize
  • Tyler Prize for Enviromental Achievement
  • Australia Prize for Science and Technology
  • Eminent Ecologist (Ecological Society of America)

Selected Publications:

  • Weathers, K. C.; Strayer, D. L.; Likens, G. E. (Hrsg.) (2013) Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science.; Amsterdam u. a.: Elsevier Academic Press (312 Seiten).
  • Likens, G. E. (2013) Biogeochemistry of a Forested Ecosystem.; New York u. a.: Springer (208 Seiten).
  • Lindenmayer, D. B.; Likens, G. E. (2010) Effective Ecological Monitoring.; Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing and Earthscan (170 Seiten).
  • Winter, T. C.; Likens, G. E. (Hrsg.) (2009) Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land and Water.; Berkeley: University of California Press (361 Seiten).
  • Likens, G. E. (1992) The Ecosystem Approach: Its Use and Abuse. In Reihe: Excellence in Ecology, 3; Oldendorf/Luhe: Ecology Institute (166 Seiten).