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Museum of Science to honor McCarthy with Walker Prize

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James McCarthy, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, will accept the 2008 Walker Prize from the Boston Museum of Science on April 7. The prize recognizes “meritorious published scientific investigation and discovery” in any scientific field.

A co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, McCarthy has served as a lead author of the 2005 Arctic Climate Impact Assessment and as vice chair of the 2007 Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment. His extensive research on global regions that are strongly affected by seasonal and inter-annual variation in climate has helped shape world awareness of environmental issues.