Kathy MacKinnon (1948–2023)
Determined and generous champion of protected-areas science and policy
An inspirational advocate for adaptation, animal behaviour and natural history.
A visionary conservationist, deep thinker and versatile scholar who challenged the field of conservation to reflect on itself and its purpose in inclusive ways.
Ecosystem ecologist who made fundamental contributions to carbon cycle science and advocated for the next generation of scientists
A visionary and interdisciplinary scientist who brought a fearless passion to everything she did, inspiring all those around her.
Expert field palaeontologist who made many key discoveries about early human evolution in East Africa.
Archaeologist who emphasized the importance of chronology in understanding Palaeolithic Europe, and laid the framework for the archaeology of modern human origins.
Researcher who studied fundamental questions about sexual selection, and an inspiring and kind colleague and friend.
Primate palaeontologist and passionate advocate for diversity in human origins research.
Quantitative geneticist who made fundamental contributions to understanding the nature of genetic variation.
Far-sighted palaeontologist who guided the Dinosaur Gallery at London’s Natural History Museum, with interests in dinosaurs, early tetrapods and palaeoneurology.
Founder of conservation biology, expansive thinker and inspiring mentor.
Bat biologist and inspirational mentor who developed the concept of aeroecology.