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In Memoriam – Professor Jay O’Keeffe

It is with great sadness that SAIAB notes the passing of Professor Jay O’Keeffe in the early hours of 31st December 2018. Prof O’Keeffe had a long standing association with SAIAB and was colleague and mentor to its Director, Dr Angus Paterson, throughout his career. Prof O’Keeffe has been a valued member of the SAIAB Advisory Committee since its inception in 2012 and in this role his contributions to the Institute’s development have been immensely positive. His perspicacity and people-centred approach will be sorely missed.

Testimony to Professor O’Keeffe’s contribution to freshwater ecology and the wise use of rivers, as well as mention of his substantial international network, are noted in the tribute to him and his life-long contribution to freshwater ecosystem science by the IHE-Delft where he headed the IHE Delft’s Aquatic Ecosystems Chair Group from 2004- 2011. See https://www.un-ihe.org/news/professor-jay-o%E2%80%99keeffe-memoriam