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Jean Richard Dunn passed away 22 March 2017

Date Posted: 24 Mar 2017 (Show details)

Jean Richard Dunn, retired Research Fishery Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, and Affiliate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, passed away 22 March 2017.

Stan Weitzman passed away February 16, 2017

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Stan Weitzman, Research Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, passed away 16 February 2017.

Thomas Paul Simon passed away unexpectedly July 16

Date Posted: 23 Jul 2016 (Show details)

Thomas Paul Simon, PhD, of Bloomington, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at the age of 57. 

Thomas loved fish and was an ichthyologist, and had over 35 years of experience working with complex environmental ecosystem issues evaluating anthropogenic impacts on aquatic assemblages. His experience included 25 years of government service, including field and project management of investigations for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thomas had over 25 years of teaching experience from a variety of college and university systems in Indiana, including Purdue University, Indiana State, Ivy Tech Bloomington, and Indiana University Bloomington, where he was Adjunct Professor at SPEA. He was also a professor at American Public University System, and formerly a lecturer at Stone Laboratory at Ohio State. Thomas authored 16 books and had over 370 professional publications.

Ted J. Case passed away 31 December 2015

Date Posted: 18 Apr 2016 (Show details)

Ted J. Case, professor emeritus and former chair of the UC San Diego Department of Biology, died of a sudden heart attack while trail running on December 31, 2015. He was 68.

Ted's research career spanned four decades and focused on evolutionary ecology, biogeography, conservation biology and community ecology. He was exceptional among biologists in being both an accomplished mathematical theoretician as well as an adept field empiricist. Recognition of this was indicated through his many awards, including a Career Achievement Award from the University of Redlands in 2000, and his election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.

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