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US Department of Energy
Program Manager
Environmental Sciences Division, OHER


Dr. Jerry W. Elwood is the Director of the Climate Change Research Division in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. The Division is in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) which is one of the five offices in the Office of Science of DOE that support basic research. Prior to his appointment as Division Director, Dr Elwood managed DOE's Program on Ecosystem Research and the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC), an academically-based research institute with regional centers that support research relevant to DOE's mission in climate change research. Before joining DOE in 1991, he was a Senior Research Staff Member in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 23 years. At ORNL, he conducted environmental and ecological research on a variety of areas, including watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology, nutrient cycling, stream ecology, acidic deposition and its effects on surface waters, and radionuclide cycling. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of several professional scientific societies, including the AAAS and the American Geophysical Union. He received his B.S. degree from Montana State University in 1963 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1968.