Faculty, staff and students associated with the Moorea Coral Reef Long-term Ecological Research site mourn the loss of our dear friend, colleague and mentor, Dr. Ruth Gates, who passed away on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. Ruth was a founding member of the MCR LTER site and her unbridled enthusiasm for all things related to coral reefs will be greatly missed by all.
More information about the important contributions Ruth made to coral reef science can be found here: http://gatescorallab.com/ and tributes to Ruth's efforts to save the world's coral reefs given by long-time friend and colleague Virginia Weis
as well as in remembrance articles published in the Atlantic
and in the journal Nature