In Memoriam: Edward “Ted” Buckley
In Memoriam: Edward “Ted” Buckley (January 30, 1931 – October 21, 2017)
Edward “Ted” Buckley, a retired faculty member at the Boyce Thompson Institute (1965-1990), passed away this week at the age of 86 in Ithaca, NY.
At BTI, Edward conducted research that helped to advance critical conservation efforts in New York estuarine ecosystems. Edward led the first estuarine ecosystem study of the Hudson River and was project leader for two successful marsh rehabilitations in the early 1970s.
Edward was also contracted to work with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in the 1980s, where his research revealed uptake by plants of volatile PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).
Edward retired from BTI in 1990 and lived in Ithaca with his wife, Janet. He will be greatly missed by the entire BTI community.
According to Professor Emeritus Alan Renwick, who worked closely with Edward at BTI in both Yonkers and Ithaca, “Ted was one of my favorite people at BTI – going back to the early 1960s. He was always ready to help, and his positive attitude at all times was really appreciated.”