[Taxacom] Death of Fred Grassle

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 21:30:48 CDT 2018


Very nice piece. Good to have this kind of permanent remembrance (well, as
permanent as anything might be).

John Grehan

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 10:18 PM, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I also noted that Wikipedia had no article on Fred as of yesterday, so I
> have taken the liberty of creating one, see here if interested:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Frederick_Grassle
>
> Regards - Tony
>
>
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at 07:00, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear Taxacomers,
> >
> > Not primarily a taxonomist perhaps, but a champion of the measurement of
> > deep-sea biodiversity and of both the Census of Marine Life - which has
> led
> > to many taxonomic discoveries - and OBIS, the first global-scale
> > integration of observations on the distribution of marine species, I am
> > sorry to report that Dr Fred Grassle of Rutgers University has died aged
> > 78, more details here:
> > https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/announcements/mourning-
> the-passing-of-our-leader-mentor-and-friend-fred-grassle
> > . Fred was personally very helpful to me in facilitating my participation
> > in the OBIS programme over a prolonged period (2000-2010) and I always
> > appreciated my visits to Rutgers and elsewhere to attend OBIS meetings
> > where I met with many interesting colleagues from all over the world,
> most
> > of whom I am still in touch with today. Fred was a giant in the field of
> > oceanography and marine biology and hiss legacy remains in the form of
> the
> > Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (now the Department of
> > Marine and Coastal Sciences), the continuing OBIS project (now part of
> > IOC), and elsewhere.
> >
> > Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
> > https://about.me/TonyRees
> >
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