It is with great sadness that I must report that Peter Sneath, one of the founders of numerical taxonomy and the Classification Society died on Friday September 9th.  The funeral will be on October 5th.


There is a brief announcement by the University of Leicester here:

(it notes that further details will be provided later)


Another notice is available here:

(there are also many comments in response to the notice, some relevant and some not)





F. James Rohlf, John S. Toll Professor

Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University




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