Hiroshi Ujiié, one of Japan’s foremost foraminiferal specialists and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research (1974–1984–1993–2003), passed away on April 26, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. He was best known for his studies of Recent and Neogene benthic and planktonic foraminifera from the western Pacific Ocean and foraminifera from Cenozoic marine sediments exposed on the Japanese islands. Prof. Ujiié published his first paper in 1956 with his last paper co-authored with his daughter Dr. Yurika Ujiié in 2006, consummating a remarkably productive half-century of foraminiferal research. Prof. Ujiié was a pioneer in the application of quantitative methods of...

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