Gary Lovett Death, Obituary – Gary Lovett, a forest ecologist at the Cary Institute and Senior Scientist Emeritus there, went away unexpectedly on December 17 while skiing in the Catskills with friends. This information is being relayed to you with the deepest feeling of regret on our side. We apologize for the inconvenience. Gary was a well-respected and admired member of the Cary community who was held in high esteem by his contemporaries. Additionally, he was a leader in a significant number of other communities, such as the research community at Hubbard Brook, the Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring (CERM) conference, and the Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative. These are just a few examples of the many communities in which he was influential.
In each and every one of these communities, he was an early adopter. Everyone who knew him and appreciated his kind nature, curious mind, and unwavering commitment to the cause of protecting the natural world, particularly forests, is in mourning over the untimely passing of this remarkable individual. His passing has left a void in the hearts of those who knew and appreciated him. Gary has been an innovator in the field of ecosystem research during the entirety of his professional career. He has contributed significantly to our understanding of the ways in which forests handle pollutants, cycle nutrients, and react to diseases and pests through a number of the key advancements that he has produced.
The success he experienced with his research initiatives was only surpassed by the passion he had for using scientific results to influence policy and practice. As a result of this passion, he worked together with a variety of different companies and organizations, one of which was his Tree-SMART Trade initiative. His accomplishments in the scientific realm were matched only by his boundless zeal for the job that he did there. We are going to carry on with the work that we have already begun in order to pay tribute to Gary’s life and everything that he has achieved, and information on a memorial service will be made available in the very near future.
Also in our thoughts and prayers are all of his friends and coworkers who have expressed their deepest love and sympathy for him. We are keeping all of his friends and coworkers in our thoughts and prayers as well, especially because they have shown him such profound love and sorrow in his passing. Gary was a remarkable individual who made important contributions to the world in a variety of roles, such as that of a scientist, a friend, and an advocate for the protection of the natural world.