Dear Geographers

I am very sad to pass on the news that Professor Wayne Erskine died suddenly in Darwin this weekend.  

Wayne was one of Australia's most influential fluvial geomorphologists, and a great mentor, colleague and friend to many of us.  

Generous to the end, Wayne had just been appointed as the new sub-editor of Geographical Research.  

He will be sorely missed.  We will pass on more details of ceremonies and celebrations of his life as they are planned. 

Best regards


Ian Rutherfurd
President of the Institute of Australian Geographers


Associate Professor
School of Geography
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
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