Douglas Boyes, a supremely talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated young scientist has sadly passed away on the 1st of October 2021. The cause of his death has not been released yet.
He studied Biological Sciences at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating with first-class honors in July 2017.
His death was made known to the public in a Facebook post on the 1st of Oct. 2021 at around 2:00 p.m.
Butterfly Conservation post to Facebook after his death;
We at Butterfly Conservation were deeply saddened to learn of the recent sudden loss of Douglas Boyes.
A brilliant and dedicated young scientist, he was also a kind and generous colleague to those he worked with. We will miss him greatly and remember him often as we carry on his work to save the moths and butterflies he loved so much.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
We were deeply saddened to learn of the recent sudden loss of our colleague Douglas Boyes. Doug was a hugely talented and dedicated scientist, and a kind and valued member of our biodiversity team and postgraduate community.
Doug was extremely passionate about studying and promoting awareness of moths and butterflies and was a gifted communicator of science and natural history via talks, teaching, and social media. We will remember the impact and legacy of his excellent work.