Olaf Weyl Death – Obituary | Prof. Olaf Weyl Dead – Passed Away

Olaf Weyl Death

Olaf Weyl Death – Obituary | Prof. Olaf Weyl Dead – Passed Away

Olaf Weyl Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Olaf Weyl.

We have lost a giant in freshwater sci world. Olaf Weyl from @NRF_SAIAB in S Africa was expert in biol invasions, inland fisheries & FW biodiv. He was involved in MANY global initiatives incl @fishmigration @AFL_org & a friend to many. Thinking of his partner & kids. A v sad day.

Freshwater fisheries ecology has lost a giant (in more ways than one). Beautiful obituary for Olaf Weyl, one of the funniest, friendliest and nicest fish biologists I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Our community lost a giant of a man with a giant heart, a world leader in freshwater fish conservation, a father, a friend, and a stalwart mentor to his students: Prof. Olaf Weyl. To understand him better, read this eloquent & poignant letter by a member of his academic family.

Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of my supervisor and mentor during my MSc in South Africa at @NRF_SAIAB, dr. Olaf Weyl. Arriving there 7-8 years ago I was terrified being half a world away from everything I knew, but he made you feel welcome right away. 1/

The Ricciardi Lab offers its deepest condolences to the family, friends and students of Prof. Olaf Weyl. His generous knowledge, enthusiasm and kindness will be keenly missed. Watch his presentation to the American Fisheries Society Conference, Sept 2020

My condolences to the African community of aquatic ecologists and many family, friends, and colleagues of Olaf Weyl. I knew Olaf as a fellow editor of the Journal of Fish Biology and collaborator of the UTSC Mandrak Lab. He was a kind man and cornerstone of African FW research.

We mourn the death of Olaf Weyl, who was a friend, and for many years, an associate editor for @africanzoology. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family.

It is with great sorrow that we learnt of the passing of Prof Olaf Weyl on Sat 14 Nov. Our sincere condolences go out to Olaf’s family, friends and colleagues. His contributions to aquatic sciences have been immense. He leaves us with his lasting legacy, he will be sorely missed.

IPBES has learned with great sadness that Prof. Olaf Weyl of @NRF_SAIAB passed away this weekend

Olaf was a lead author on the @IPBES #InvasiveAlienSpecies assessment and a scoping expert on the IPBES #NexusAssessment

We extend our deep condolences to his family and friends

Really sorry for this, Prof. Olaf Weyl was an outstanding scientists and an enthusiastic contributor of our invasive species @IPBES assessment.
My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

INVASIVESNET deeply regrets the passing of Olaf Weyl. We are ever thankful of his support to INVASIVESNET journals as editor and author. Community of Practice was his vocation, helping others in so many ways. May he rest in peace.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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