01 June 2010

In Memoriam

We are saddened to write of the death of Charlie Kontos.  Charlie Kontos was a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolution who was one of the most energetic and well liked.  He was very popular with the students as a teaching assistant in both our Watershed Management and Land Measurement and Mapping classes.  Over the last two years became an important and memorable presence at CRSSA and in the Environmental Planning and Design classes.  This is a tragic shock for all who knew him

Rather than posting a photo of him, I've posted a photo by him.  One of his great passions was the posting of motion-activated cameras in the woods.  He made a great splash with his photos proving the presence of fishers in New Jersey and deserved plenty of media attention for it.  He also established a site about these relatively unknown New Jersey residents.

Feel free to post remembrances in the comments section.

1 comment:

Puk said...

The passing of Charlie and Chris Hellwig weigh heavily on my mind. Both losses are personally salient, but I feel more responsible than anything else. It is the impact of their short lives, more so than the shock of their deaths that sticks with me. Terrible reminders to live every day like it is my last.