Joan Ehrenfeld, a friend of the Flora Project, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2011 at the age of 63. Joan was a professor of ecology at Rutgers University’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources. She was an engaging scientist and just a wonderful person. The New Jersey scientific community has lost an advocate and a voice for the plant sciences. We will miss Joan’s smile and her never ending energy. Our condolences go out to her family and friends in this time of mourning.