Thomas H. Kunz

Wellesley, Massachusetts

1938 - 2020


Wellesley, Massachusetts


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Thomas Henry Kunz, distinguished biologist and Boston University Professor, passed away on April 13, 2020 at the age of 81 due to complications of COVID-19. Tom was born in Independence, Missouri on June 11, 1938 to parents William and Edna Kunz. He spent his childhood in Missouri and credits his...

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Margaret--We are so sorry to hear this news. All our best to you and your family--Denise & Jeff Burns

I first met Tom, in a disco in Portugal, he was a lovely man and made 'time for everyone'. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him personally, and those he touched through his work. My thoughts are with his wife, Margaret, his children and grandchildren. R.I.P Tom, you inspired so many. Colin.

Just reviewing the obituary about Tom's life shows that one could actually write volumes about his accomplishments and dedication to prioritizing the natural world and the ecology of our unique home, Earth. Tom's contributions to the fields of ecology, the life cycle and importance of bats, the need for biodiversity protection especially in the nw Amazon, his dedication to his students and so much more was immense. His upbeat spirit and congenial way with students, faculty will always be...