Members of the GBIF community are mourning the loss of John La Salle, Director of the Atlas of Living Australia, who died on Sunday, 27 May.
John was well known to many in the community as an enthusiastic and active member of the GBIF Governing Board, and his loss is a tragic one for all who knew him during the course of his distinguished life and career.
Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues at ALA and CSIRO.
ALA has invited people to send memories and condolences to ValeJohn@ala.org.au and will compile the responses for John’s family.
Those who wish to make donations in his memory can find more information from the ALA.