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The A.G. Huntsman Foundation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 A.G. Huntsman Award is Dr. Scott Doney, in recognition of his fundamental contributions to our understanding of the role of ocean biology in global biochemical cycles; for his analysis of the vulnerability of ocean biological processes to global change, particularly ocean acidification; for his leadership in bringing the community’s intellectual assets to bear on some of the most pressing scientific problems of our time; and for his tireless efforts to educate both students of oceanography and the general public on complex issues related to changes in the global ocean..

Dr. Scott Doney is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry and presently the Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He graduated with a BA in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a PhD in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, before returning to Woods Hole in 2002. He was awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2000, WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute Fellow in 2003, a Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2004, the WHOI W. Van Alan Clark Sr. Chair in 2007, and a AAAS Fellow in 2010. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research publications and co-authored a text book on data analysis and modeling methods for the marine sciences.

His science interests span oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with particular emphasis on the application of numerical models and data analysis methods to global-scale questions. Much of his research focuses on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change. A current area of interest is on ocean
acidification due to the invasion into the ocean of carbon dioxide and other chemicals from fossil fuel burning. He was the inaugural chair of the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, and he is currently on the steering committees for the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program and the U.S. CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program and a convening lead author for the Oceans and Marine Resources chapter of the U.S. 2013 National Climate Assessment.