Marty Buzas is an outstanding scientist who has devoted his lifetime’s research to furthering our knowledge of statistics and its application to understanding the ecology of benthic foraminifera.

Marty was born in 1934 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA to Hungarian parents. He has Geology degrees from the universities of Connecticut (BA 1958), Brown (MSc 1960) and Yale (PhD 1963). The influence of the statistician Hilary Seal and the ecologist G. Evelyn Hutchinson profoundly affected his career. On the completion of his PhD he was recruited by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, because of his palaeontological and quantitative skills. He has continued...

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