Monday, June 13, 2011
Navjot Sodhi, conservation for all
I opened my e-mail to see the shocking and saddening news that Navjot Sodhi passed away yesterday (see here for more details). He was an absolute leader in tropical conservation biology from his base in Singapore. But more than this he made conservation biology accessible to the public and especially to those working on the front lines trying to protect biodiversity. His free edited book: 'Conservation Biology for All' set a new milestone in conservation biology and in the efforts of academics to step out of the ivory tower and reach out to broader communities.