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In Memoriam

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Fields W. Cobb, Jr.

In memoriam, 1932 – 2011

Researcher in Forest Pathology known for work on root disease, fungi interaction

Fields White Cobb, Jr. was born February 16, 1932 in Key West, Florida to Fields Cobb Sr. and Alice (Presson) Cobb. When Fields was six months old, his family moved back to Virginia. The Cobb home in Dendron was built by Fields’ grandfather in the late 1890s and was located across the James River from Jamestown.

Fields loved fishing and hunting in the woods and swamps…[read more]

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William Alfred Dodds

In Memoriam, September 4, 1930 – May 26, 2013

Bill Dost passed away quietly early Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born in Seattle, WA during the Depression, the third child of Harry and Jessie Dost. Always busy and a hard worker, Bill was responsible for much of his own support while still a youth. He raised chickens for their eggs and meat, picked fruit and berries for local farmers, and spent his 15th, 16th and…[read more]

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Harold F. Heady

Professor Emeritus of Forestry Harold F. Heady passed away at the age of 95 on April 28, 2011 in La Grande, Ore.

June 9, 2011

By Ann Brody Guy

Heady was a range management ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley from 1951 to 1984, and in 1991 was awarded the Berkeley Citation for his extraordinary contributions to the University and his field.

After the schools of agriculture and forestry merged in 1974 to form the College of Natural Resources, Heady served as…[read more]

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Robert Martin

In memoriam, 1931-2013

Robert (Bob) E. Martin was born on January 9th, 1931 and passed away on October 12, 2013 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He was a professor of Fire Science in the department from 1983-1994. Bob was a master prescribed burner and worked throughout his career to improve fire science and to connect the research that he directed to managers. Bob always brought his quantitative background to the wildland fire field.

Bob began his career in 1960 as a Research Forester…[read more]

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T.N. (Nari) Narasimhan

In-Memoriam, 1935-2011

T.N. Narasimhan, passed away on Friday morning 29 April 2011 at Stanford University Hospital. He battled lymphoma bravely and nobly for nearly ten months keeping his usual positive, upbeat spirit through a series of treatments, surgeries, and recoveries of increasing rigor.

T. N. Narasimhan obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Geology from the University of Madras (1956), and an M.S.(1971) and a Ph. D. (1975) degree, both in Engineering Science, from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his…[read more]

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John Richard Parmeter

Professor John Richard Parmeter passed away at the age of 83 on October 27 2010 in Oregon.

John Richard “Dick” Parmeter Jr. was born September 16, 1927, and grew up in The Dalles, OR. At the age of 17 he joined the Marines and was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the Atomic Bomb ended the war. He attended Oregon State College and earned a B.S. degree in botany and plant pathology in 1951. He then went East to the…[read more]

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Arnold Schultz

Professor Emeritus Arnold Schultz died on May 25, 2013. He was 92 years of age.

Arnold helped to created the conservation and resource studies major back in 1970 that today still exists at the College. He was a beloved teacher and mentor and his early research career focused on prescribed brushland and forest burning, quantitative ecology methods, as well as tundra and desert ecology.

Arnold is best known for his thought-provoking and innovative course in Ecosystemology. Through the Ecosystemology course, Arnold encouraged…[read more]