Prof. Clive Francis passes away

by Luigi Guarino on February 20, 2012

We unfortunately seem to be doing a lot of this lately. Dirk Enneking informs us on Facebook that Prof. Clive Francis, a famous Australian genetic resources scientist, has died. You can get an idea of his influence from a blog post by Ken Street dating back to 2008, but describing a situation that, alas, has not changed much. Sad to remember that one of the commenters to the post, my one-time collecting partner in Sicily Geoff Auricht, is also now deceased.

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Mike Jackson February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

In reading this, found out that Geoff Auricht had passed away last September. Very sad. Geoff was one of my students at the University of Birmingham in the 80s when he studied for his MSc in genetic resources. Nice guy.

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