[Annelida] Jørgen Kirkegaard

nechama ben-eliahu nbenelia at cc.huji.ac.il
Thu Mar 9 07:13:16 EST 2006

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Eibye-Jacobsen, Danny wrote:

Dear Danny,

I just saw your message concerning Dro Jorgen Kirkegaard. I remember also
how kind he was during my visits to the Museum.  His passing is a loss to 
all of us but please convey to your colleagues at the Museum that I share 
their sorrow. Sadly, a generation is passing.

all  the best,

Nechama Ben-Eliahu

> Dear Annelidans,
> 	It is with sadness that I must report that Dr. Jørgen Kirkegaard passed away on Thursday the 2nd of March at the age of 85 following several years of deteriorating health, partially caused by Parkinson's Disease. Thankfully, he died peacefully in his sleep. Dr. Kirkegaard will be remembered for his many papers on the taxonomy and biogeography of polychaete annelids, particularly those taken during the Danish Atlantide (1945-46) and Galathea (1950-52) Expeditions. Furthermore, he played a prominent role in the development and integration of the global polychaete research community as the convenor - together with Dr. Mary E. Petersen - of the 2nd International Polychaete Conference in Copenhagen in 1986. Jørgen was also simply a very pleasant and supportive person to be around and he will be missed.
> 	With best regards,
> 		Danny
> Danny Eibye-Jacobsen
> Zoological Museum
> Universitetsparken 15
> DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Dr. M. Nechama Ben-Eliahu, Curator Emeritus,
Acting Collections Manager
Section of Invertebrates,
The Hebrew University Biological Collections
The Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology
91904 Jerusalem, Israel
972-2-658-4633 (phone) 972-2-658-4741 (fax)

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