The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists bestows upon SVEIN B. MANUM its Medal of Scientific Excellence for four decades of outstanding contribution to the study of land plant palynology, paleobotany, dinoflagellate cyst morphology and stratigraphy. His power of meticulous observation and scholarly investigation of new fields has been combined with the unique art of blending palynological and paleobotanical observations in evolution, morphology, paleoecology and biostratigraphy.

Professor Svein B. Manum was born in 1926 in Askim, Norway. He received the degree of Cand. real. (M.Sc.) in 1953 and Dr. philos. (Ph.D.) in 1962 from the University of Oslo. His interest had...

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