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Christine Thomas: Remembering Tom Heberlein, a giant in natural resources research

Prof. Thomas Heberlein at his hunting cabin in Ashland County, Wis. (Photo by Patrick Durkin)

“He was the guy I was most afraid of, but he turned out to be my champion,” I said to Pat Durkin the night I called him to reminisce about Tom Heberlein.
I had just heard that he had passed away. I knew Tom and Pat were friends and hunting buddies. I needed to talk. I did not know who else to call. Pat quoted me in his recent tribute to Tom. I thought that quote could use a bit of explanation. It also gave me an opening to provide my own tribute.

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