[Taxacom] Vale Don Colless: 1922-2012

samirabei at mans.edu.eg samirabei at mans.edu.eg
Thu Feb 23 02:00:32 CST 2012


Very sad to hear. We are sorry for him. Really  We will miss him. He was a
very good one. I knew him since 2002. We are in contact together by mail or
email .


Sami Rabei

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Bickel" <Dan.Bickel at austmus.gov.au>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:15 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Vale Don Colless: 1922-2012


Taxacom subscribers will miss Don's insightful contributions and often 
acerbic responses to discussion on this List.  Apart from his extensive and 
detailed knowledge of the Australian Diptera fauna, he had a deep interest 
in systematic theory and enjoyed taking contrarian stances,  especially to 
what he considered mainstream dogma.





This message below was passed on the me by David Yeates, CSIRO Entomology:



Donald Henry Colless

24 August 1922 to 16 February 2012

Don started with CSIR0 in 1947 for a period of 3 months followed by roles in 
North Borneo and Malaya where he conducted mosquito research.  In April 1960 
he returned to CSIRO and was promoted to chief research scientist in the 
70's.  Don was the chief curator of the ANIC from 1971-1977 and worked with 
CSIRO until his retirement in 1987.  He returned to CSIRO soon after his 
retirement as an Honorary Fellow and remained as such for the remainder of 
his life.  Don was a noted systematist and a world authority on the taxonomy 
and biology of true flies (Diptera).









Daniel J. Bickel

Entomology



Australian Museum

6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010 Australia

t 61 2 9320 6347   f 61 2 9320 6011

www.australianmuseum.net.au

dan.bickel at austmus.gov.au



[Associate Editor, Zootaxa - Diptera: Phoroidea & Acalyptratae]









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