Paleonet: very sad news

Bruce Runnegar runnegar at ucla.edu
Thu Jan 9 04:30:34 GMT 2020


Very sorry to hear about Richard’s passing, Sandy. He was a lovely man and a fine palaeontologist.

Bruce

> On Jan 8, 2020, at 3:52 PM, Sandy Carlson <sjcarlson at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> 
> I have just been told that Richard Cowen, our wonderful colleague for years, passed away today unexpectedly from a heart attack.  I will send more information when I receive it.
> 
> Richard enlivened functional morphology and paleoecology for many, many paleontologists over a great many years; his early work on brachiopods still stands as truly excellent foundational paleontological research; his History of Life textbook is used widely, presenting a very informative and fun view of our field.
> 
> A great loss, and much too soon.
> 
> 		Sandy
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