Vale Professor Lindsay Collins

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Lindsay Collins.

Lindsay has been involved with WAMSI since its inception in 2006. A leading geomorphologist with the Applied Sedimentology and Marine Geoscience Group, Department of Geology at Curtin University, he was a valued friend and project leader on both the Ningaloo Research Program in collaboration with CSIRO and the WA Museum, WAMSI’s Caring for our Country Project – Shark Bay and the current Kimberley Marine Research Program.

Lindsay was one of life’s true gentlemen and we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his dedication and lasting contribution to marine science.

He shared his passion for geomorphology supervising some 50 Honours, Masters and PhD geoscience students over his more than 40 years of research and teaching during which time he earned the respect of his colleagues as a highly cited scientist and an expert in his field.

Lindsay Collins could always be relied on to produce high quality, successful and valuable collaborative projects. Just this year we were fortunate to have him present his latest project for us on Kimberley Reef Growth and Maintenance at the WAMSI Conference in March.

Lindsay’s wise guidance about science, but also people, has always been highly valued by WAMSI. His engaging personality and honest opinion were a great asset to the marine science community as a whole.

On behalf of all of us at the Western Australian Marine Science Institution and its partners I offer our sincere condolences to his family, and his many colleagues.

Patrick Seares

The funeral for Professor Lindsay Collins will take place next Friday, 11th September at 2.30 at Karrakatta Cemetery, followed by a wake at Cottesloe Beach Hotel at 4.30pm.

Lindsay Collins and Premier Colin Barnett at the 2015 WAMSI Conference