H. Richard Lane passing

October 21, 2015
Passing of H. Richard Lane
 
We are saddened to announce the recent death of Rich Lane.  For the past 18 years, Rich served as program director for the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program at the National Science Foundation in the U.S.  He also led the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program, Coastal SEES Program, and Genealogy of Life Program.  Many SVP members interacted with Rich through his tenure at NSF, where he was a staunch supporter of our field, and a cheerful and easy-going advisor and friend.
Prior to joining NSF, Rich was the Manager of Technical Services at Amoco Production Company for 28 years. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Geology from the University of Iowa.