Did you guys know that Dr. Gordon Whitney passed away a few weeks ago? I didn't know that, I just happened to run across his online obituary this afternoon. :(http://www.meadvilletribune.com/obituar ... 62996.html
Gordon Whitney was the author of one of my personal favorite and most inspirational research papers of all time:
Whitney, G.G. 1990. The history and status of the hemlock-hardwood forests of the Allegheny Plateau. Journal of Ecology
78: 443 - 458.
That one solitary paper has always been a real touchstone for me.
He was also the author of the excellent book, “From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain, a History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America, 1500 to the Present."
R.I.P. Dr. Gordon G. Whitney