Message from the head of department, Paul Matudaira
‘The department is planning a memorial for Prof. Sodhi on July 19, 2011 at 2PM in LT32 and all are invited to attend. His family will also be present. We intend to honor his memory in several ways.
In addition, as you know, Navjot had a huge impact on tropical conservation science through his many publications, but he was also active in capacity building in developing countries and keen to ensure that the voices of tropical biologists were heard on the global stage.
At the time of his death he was a council member of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, which is the largest organization dedicated to tropical biology and conservation, with 1500 members around the world.
ATBC is raising money for a Navjot Sodhi Memorial Fund to pay for a ‘Navjot Sodhi Award for Tropical Conservation Science’ for developing country students. If anyone wants to make a donation to this fund they can do so on the ATBC website at: www.tropicalbio.org./
Navjot Sodhi passed away on 12 Jun 2011 and is sorely missed by one and all, see “Remembering Navjot Sodhi: lecturer, mentor, colleague and friend“.