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[Annelida] FW: Prof A. John Morgan 1948-2016

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu Jun 23 17:40:49 EST 2016

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From: Luis Cunha <CunhaLN from cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:CunhaLN from cardiff.ac.uk>>
Date: 2016-06-21 21:31 GMT-03:00
Subject: Prof A. John Morgan 1948-2016: “Worms are the Intestines of the Earth”, Aristotle - John was the heart of the earthworm community
To: "annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu<mailto:annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu>" <annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu<mailto:annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu>>

Dear Annelida friends and colleagues,

It with great sadness that I forward you the message below,

Yesterday, we lost one of the most influential scientists in earthworm ecotoxicology. More than an expert in his field, Andrew John Morgan was an amazing person with a captivating personality. His legacy will persist among his friends and students, and he will never be forgotten.

For me, it was a privilege to have his friendship. He made me a better scientist but also a better human being.

I feel devastated by his loss.

Best wishes


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From: Biosi School Office <BiosischoolofficE from cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:BiosischoolofficE from cardiff.ac.uk>>
Date: 2016-06-20 7:38 GMT-03:00
Subject: Prof A. John Morgan 1948-2016: “Worms are the Intestines of the Earth”, Aristotle - John was the heart of the earthworm community
To: Biosi School Office <BiosischoolofficE from cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:BiosischoolofficE from cardiff.ac.uk>>

“It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as these lowly organised(sic) creatures” - Darwin on Earthworms, 1881

Dear All,

This morning John (Morgan) passed away after contracting pneumonia, due to complications associated with his leukaemia - he was not able to fight off the infection.  John touched so many of our lives with his zest for life and enthusiasm for science. He always had time for people and a story to tell. I was lucky enough to work with him and turn some of his stories into science and boy did we have fun doing it.  He was never more alive than in the field and he always said that his best birthday (his 60th) was sampling earthworms from an arsenic contaminated site in Devon with the earthworm crew and a mobile lab.

In the fullness of time we will take time to celebrate his life and contribution to the Science and the School, but today our thoughts are with Sandra, Non, Rhys, Erin and Owen. I will be organising a book of remembrance and will ensure everyone can celebrate a life well lived.  I will ensure that the family’s wishes regarding flowers and donations are circulated via the School Office once they have decided how they wish friends and colleagues to send tributes.

My thoughts are with John’s family.

Kind regards


“Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible” - Darwin on Earthworms, 1881

Professor Peter Kille,

Strategic Director of Education, School of Biosciences
Director of Environmental Omics Synthesis Centre, NERC

Honorary Fellow Centre of Ecology and Hydrology

Cardiff School of Biosciences (BIOSI 1),
Cardiff University,
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