Open Access Commentary

A farewell to Dr Thomas Knacker (* 29.04.1951 – † 30.10.2011): scientific contributions and personal memories

Jörg Römbke1*, Anja Coors1, Kathrin Fenner2, John Jensen3, Hans Løkke3, Christoph Schäfers4, Jürg Oliver Straub5 and Chris Metcalfe6

Author Affiliations

1 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Boettgerstr. 2-14, Flörsheim, 65439, Germany

2 Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag, P.O. Box 611, Dübendorf, CH-8600, Switzerland

3 Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej 25, Silkeborg, DK-8600, Denmark

4 Fraunhofer IME, Auf dem Aberg 1, Schmallenberg, 57392, Germany

5 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Group SHE, Basle, CH–4070, Switzerland

6 Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8, Canada

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Environmental Sciences Europe 2012, 24:33  doi:10.1186/2190-4715-24-33

Published: 30 October 2012

Abstract

On October 30, 2011 we lost Dr. Thomas Knacker, a much valued and loved colleague, research partner and friend. We deeply regret the loss of an internationally honoured ecotoxicologist. The colleagues and friends that wish to express their sorrow in this contribution include individuals from a variety of organisations and academic institutions in Europe and abroad.

Keywords:
Ecotoxicology; Environmental risk assessment; Memorial