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In Memoriam Michael D. Hubbard (1946-2012)
In the name of the Permanent Committee of the International Conferences on Ephemeroptera, it is my sad duty to report that Michael (Mike) Hubbard, a member of our Committee, passed away on May 4, 2012 after a brief illness. Our sincere condolences are addressed to Kathy, his widow, as well as his sons Bonner, Eli and Andrew. All of those who attended the Mayfly Conferences will always remember him, his humour, his laughs, and his friendship.
Mike was the founder of Ephemeroptera Galactica, which he created in December 1999 and maintained on the web server of Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, until his very last days. This tragic event forced us to investigate new possibilities to ensure that Ephemeroptera Galactica will survive his creator's death. The Committee and Janice Peters (Tallahassee) met in Wakayama (Japan) during the last Mayfly Conference in June and discussed this issue. It was decided that the website would change its location and be housed in Stuttgart, Germany. Our colleague Arnold Staniczek will be in charge of maintaining and developing the website in the future. Any query or suggestion can be addressed directly to him as new webmaster of Ephemeroptera Galactica. A forwarding link from the old website at www.famu.org to the new URL www.ephemeroptera-galactica.com will stay in function for the coming months.
The Committee and the whole mayfly community want to warmly thank Kathy Hubbard for allowing us to maintain Ephemeroptera Galactica as such a helpful tool for mayfly scholars.
A complete obituary will be published in the Proceedings of the Japan Conference by Jan Peters and Mike's colleagues from Tallahassee.
Chairman of the Permanent Committee
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