Peter Andreas Hochuli, a dedicated, eminent and highly talented palaeobotanist and palynologist with comprehensive expertise in palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology and stratigraphy, sadly died of cancer on 27 March 2018. He was only 71 years old.

Peter Hochuli was born on 25 October 1946 in the small village of Unterentfelden in the Canton of Aargau, northern Switzerland. He attended primary school in Unterentfelden; however, his mother and sisters convinced him to continue his education in the boarding school at the Cistercian monastery in the nearby city of Wettingen, in the Limmat Valley, district of Baden. The monastery school stimulated and reinforced his...

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