Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL ecologist earns MacArthur Award

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 9, 1998 — Dr. Robert V. O'Neill, a Lockheed Martin corporate fellow and research ecologist in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been awarded the 1998 Robert H. MacArthur Award of the Ecological Society of America.

O'Neill was recognized for his "many and varied contributions to the field of ecology." The award is presented biannually to an established ecologist and is considered the society's top award.

He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Cathedral (N.Y.) College, a master's degree in biology from St. Peter's (N.J.) College and a doctorate in ecology from the University of Illinois.

O'Neill is married to E. Gerry O'Neill, a research scientist in ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division. They reside in Oak Ridge.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.