It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Professor Lindsay Collins on 2 September. Lindsay was a stalwart of the Department of Applied Geology, having joined the lecturing staff in 1971. He was a dedicated teacher and enjoyed nothing more than taking students on field trips to Shark Bay and adjacent areas, demonstrating the continuity of earth processes over time. In the past Professor Lindsay’s appointments included: Assistant Director Perth, CRC LEME, 1999- March 2005: Head, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University,1997-1999: Chair, Consortium for Ocean Geoscientists of Australian Universities 1992: Director, National Key Centre for Resource Exploration, 1988- Associate Professor, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University. His research was focused on marine science, especially the coral reefs that fringe the coast of northwest Australia and his work there will be a lasting legacy to his professionalism and research ethic. We extend our sympathy to family, friends and innumerable past students who were fortunate to have studied under Lindsay in his forty-four years of service to Curtin.

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