Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 73–78

In Memoriam: Herbert Edgar Wright, Jr.

13 September 1917 – 12 November 2015
  • Daniel R. Engstrom
  • Hilary H. Birks
  • Richard W. Battarbee

DOI: 10.1007/s10933-016-9885-3

Cite this article as:
Engstrom, D.R., Birks, H.H. & Battarbee, R.W. J Paleolimnol (2016) 56: 73. doi:10.1007/s10933-016-9885-3


Herbert (‘Herb’) E. Wright, Jr. stands among the most productive and highly recognized Quaternary scientists of all time. Professionally active nearly to the end of his 98 years, he led an amazing scientific career that touched on many of the key questions of recent earth history. He mentored and inspired a very long list of graduate students and visiting scholars. He received some of the highest awards of his scientific discipline, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Paleolimnology Association. All of these accomplishments were coupled with a characteristically quiet and modest style that was both generous and genuine.


HE Wright, Jr. In Memoriam LRC Minnesota Quaternary paleoecology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Croix Watershed Research StationScience Museum of MinnesotaMarine on St. CroixUSA
  2. 2.Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group, Department of BiologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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