In Memoriam

Eric Stein


Eric Stein (1957-2021), Archbold Biological Station’s Chief Financial Officer for 15 years, passed away in Sebring, Florida from complications of COVID-19 on January 13th, 2021. Always kind, immensely friendly, forever-smiling, ever-humorous... more about Eric...

James N. Layne


In 1967 Dr. James N. Layne was appointed as the first Director of Research at Archbold Biological Station by its founder, Richard Archbold. In the ensuing 26 years until retirement in 1993. more about Jim Layne...

Anne Reynolds


Anne Reynolds, celebrated and storied citizen of Highlands County and staunch friend and supporter of Archbold Biological Station, passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017. more about Anne Reynolds...

Jack Hailman


Jack Hailman, Research Associate and long-time collaborator with the Avian Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station, passed away at his home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL, on January 20, 2016. more about Jack Hailman...

Richard Root


Professor, Cornell University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell first visited Archbold in March 1968. more about Richard Root...

Sam Peter Van Der Kloet


Sam Vander Kloet, honorary research professor in Acadia's Department of Biology, passed away while on an evening walk in Wolfville, Friday, January 21, 2011. more about Sam ...

Torsten Rothman


"Tor" Rothman served as a volunteer in the Education Department at Archbold Biological Station for over 10 years. Tor became an environmental engineer and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force. He continue to consult after retirement, and stayed active in organizations such as the Military Officers Association of America, and Natural Resource Analysis Center (NRAC). Tor's wife of 48 years, Carolyn, stated how much Tor loved coming to the Station and working with visiting classes from Highlands and surrounding counties.

Frances Archbold Hufty


Frances Archbold Hufty, naturalist, civic leader, and conservationist, died Friday November 19th, 2010, in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and friends. Frances, 98, served as the Chairman of the Board of Archbold Expeditions, parent organization of Archbold Biological Station and the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, in Lake Placid, Florida, from 1976 until her death. Hers was a life well-lived, dedicated to her family, her community, and the natural world. more about Frances...

Ann R. Malatesta


The Lake Wales Ridge has lost one of its most passionate advocates. At forty Anne Malatesta went back to college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. While winding up her degree, she served her internship with The Nature Conservancy monitoring the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow at three sites in central Florida. It was there that Anne developed her deep love for "natural Florida" and for fire.
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Thomas Eisner


Each summer here at the Archbold Biological Station we would mark our calendars: on this date Tom and Maria Eisner would appear. more about Tom Eisner ...

David E. Maehr


David Steffen Maehr, renowned wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist, died on Friday June 20th, 2008, in a tragic single-engine plane accident southwest of Lake Placid, Florida. more about Dave Maehr...

Mason Smoak


Mason’s loss, in addition to being a tragedy of countless dimensions for family and community, also represents a huge loss for ecological research and conservation in this county. more about Mason...

Glen E. Woolfenden


Glen Everett Woolfenden, renowned ornithologist and evolutionary biologist, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Sebring, Florida, of complications following abdominal surgery.
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