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educated at: Harvard University, University of Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Pune University
occupation: professor, ecologist
award received: Volvo Environment Prize, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, H K Firodia awards, Rajyotsava Prashasti, Harvard Centennial Medal, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar Award, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Award, TWAS fellow, Padma Bhushan in science & engineering, Padma Shri in civil service
Madhav Dhananjaya Gadgil (born 1942) is an Indian ecologist, academic, writer, columnist and the founder of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, a research forum under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Science. He is a former member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and the Head of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) of 2010, popularly known as the Gadgil Commission. He is a recipient of the Volvo Environment Prize
and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri in 1981 and followed it up with the third highest award of the Padma Bhushan in 2006.
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