It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of Prof John William Gibson Cairney. A copy of an obituary supplied from the publication New Phytologist can be viewed in PDF format at the link below.
Prof Ian Anderson supplied the obituary below to the New Phytologist and wished to remind all who knew Prof Cairney, or knew of him, that;
'John has made an outstanding contribution to fungal biology/ecology during his career and he has been a dedicated Associate editor for Fungal Biology (2010-present), editorial board member for Fungal Ecology (2007-present) as well as being an editor for the former journal Mycological Research (2002-2010). He was also a long running member of the editorial advisory board for New Phytologist with much of his research focussed towards mycorrhizal symbioses'.