It is with great sadness that I share the news that our friend and inspiration Aubrey Manning passed away last week. Aubrey was a wonderful, infectiously enthusiastic biologist, who made important contributions to the study of animal behaviour, and to the growth of the animal behaviour community more generally. But he was also so much more than that. It was a great pleasure to spend time with him whilst in Edinburgh (and I also loved Earth Story!). He will be much missed, but I can only remember him with a smile.
There are a number of obituaries and loving posts about him, but I will just steal this picture from Jamie Grant and his article about Aubrey for the Scottish Wildlife Trust a few years back – Aubrey laughing – of course!