Marshall White, a long-time employee of the LTER Network Office (LNO) in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015, after a long illness. Marshall was a colleague, but more than that he was a friend to all who worked with him. Anyone who had the privilege of working with Marshall knew of his extraordinary talent and big heart.

Marshall worked with LNO for 16 years, and as the architect and manager of the LTER Network’s main websites and associated databases, he was a valuable resource for the whole LTER community. Marshall never turned anyone away; he was always cheerful and optimistic, even in the face of his illness.

Marshall will be dearly missed by all those who knew him, particularly within the LTER community and at UNM, his alma mater. He is survived by his wife, Laura, daughter Krysten, and son Joshua. Memorial services and other arrangements will be announced later.