18 February, 2012
Eugene F. Stoermer Ph.D., professor, scholar, advisor, mentor, friend. He was all of these and more. The great lakes of world were his special concern. Eminent in his field and respected by his colleagues, he guided 24 students in his lab in their graduate programs and served on numerous other dissertation committees. He is the author of over 200 publications and numerous technical reports, a research collaborator, an editor of Diatom Research, President of the Phycological Society of America and the International Society for Diatom Research. A pioneer in investigations of several areas of the diatoms, his favorite organisms. Having a world reputation as a diatomist he was always available to anyone who asked for his advice either from the lab, the campus or around the world.
Donations for student scholarships established for E.F. Stoermer should go to the addresses below. Please include “E.F. Stoermer Diatom Scholarship” in the memo.
Peter J. van der Linden, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory & Regent’s Resource Center, 1838 Highway 86, Milford, IA 51351 USA
University of Michigan Biological Station, 2541 Chemistry Bldg., 930 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1055 USA