[Coral-List] In Memoriam about pioneer in 'zooxanthellae' research
cdelbeek at calacademy.org
Wed Jan 26 23:06:59 UTC 2022
Thank you for the notification Todd, sorry to hear of his passing. Dr.
Trench also published a lot of work on Tridacnid clams and their
relationship with zooxanthellae, most of which I referenced in my books and
articles in the 1980s and 90s.
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On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 1:38 PM Todd LaJeunesse via Coral-List <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:
> The journal ‘Symbiosis’ just published a tribute to Robert K. Trench, a
> Belizean who was a pioneer in the research of coral symbioses. Bob was a
> respected scholar and mentor who was educated at UWI, UCLA and Oxford. His
> work encouraged several disciplines of symbiosis research, especially on
> the algal symbionts critical to coral health and growth; forming mutualisms
> ultimately responsible for the very existence of coral reef ecosystems.
> LaJeunesse, T.C., Banaszak, A.T., Fisher, C.R. *et al.* Robert Kent Trench
> (1940–2021): a life devoted to symbiotic mutualisms and seeking nature’s
> truth. *Symbiosis* *85, *393–400 (2021).
> You can access the paper here:
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