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]
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]
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]
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]