[Photo: B. Kuchlmayr]
Lyn JessupWe were deeply distressed and saddened by the sudden death of Lyn Jessup on October 25, 2007. Lyn moved from Brisbane, and a job with the University of Queensland, to join us as Assistant Editor. She was with us just over 2 years, and made an enormous contribution in her time with ABRS, working on everything from the Algae of Australia to our newsletter Biologue and our web pages.
Lyn made particularly telling contributions to the four volumes of the Algae of Australia published in 2006/07. Her efforts ranged from editing and formatting of text and images to proof-reading and compiling and checking indices. She took a leading role in the editing and publication of Glenn McGregor’s Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales which appeared in May 2007.
Her plans for the re-vitalisation of the ABRS web site held great promise, while her key contribution to the re-design and expansion of the previously rather staid Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories saw the addition of keys, species descriptions and hundreds of images. Throughout these and all other activities at ABRS she remained enthusiastic, invariably helpful, and full of bright but achievable ideas. She is greatly missed.