Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Ted J. Case, professor emeritus and former chair of the UC San Diego Department of Biology, died of a sudden heart attack while trail running on December 31, 2015. He was 68.
Ted's research career spanned four decades and focused on evolutionary ecology, biogeography, conservation biology and community ecology. He was exceptional among biologists in being both an accomplished mathematical theoretician as well as an adept field empiricist. Recognition of this was indicated through his many awards, including a Career Achievement Award from the University of Redlands in 2000, and his election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.