Emeritus Professor Kevin Francis O’Connor ONZM, BAgrSc, BA, PhD (Cornell), FNZIAS, Hon FNZILA
Kevin Francis O’Connor, formerly Director of the Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute and Professor of Range Management at Lincoln College (now University) died at his home in Christchurch on 2 December 2016 aged 90. Kevin was a dedicated and wide ranging scholar, teacher, and scientist, with a passionate commitment to the wellbeing and stewardship of the New Zealand High Country. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects on 16 April 2010, at the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, in recognition of his “strong advocacy for an holistic understanding of the New Zealand landscape”, which he shared with his pupils, professional colleagues and the wider public.
A full obituary prepared by Phil Tonkin and Errol Costello click here