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This month’s update adds 48 lives of people who died in 2014, 2015, and 2016, linked to other ODNB lives through family relationships or professional partnerships. They range from science and literature to journalism, sport, and entertainment. Read the introduction here.
The mycologist, Juliet Camilla Frankland (1929-2013) undertook ecologically based work at the Merlewood Research Station and other Nature Conservancy sites in Lancashire and Cumbria. Her sister-in-law, the biologist and conservationist, Helga Maud Toynbee Frankland (1920-2015), also worked at the Merlewood and was a founder of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.