John Chapell during the Huon Peninsula drilling PNG (Photo credit Brad Pillans)

Sad news in that Professor John Chappell passed away on the 3rd October 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Emeritus Professor John Chappell was unquestionably one of the world’s most well-known and accomplished Quaternary scientists of the past ~40 years or more. Described by Prof Bruce Thom as “the father of Quaternary research in Australia” John Chappell’s contributions to Quaternary research have been recognized by national and international awards. In 2011 AQUA nominated John for an Honorary Life Fellowship of INQUA in recognition of his valuable contributions.

You can view AQUA’s Nomination for Professor Chappell’s Honorary Life Fellowship of INQUA here

and read the short tribute written by Prof Bruce Thom here