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Acknowledgments

Prof Sir Harry Godwin’s lectures in Cambridge inspired me to become a palaeoecologist. In Minneapolis, Herb E. Wright and Ed Cushing contributed greatly to my scientific development. Bill Watts was my macrofossil mentor. In Bergen, Knut Fægri and Peter Emil Kaland welcomed me and reactivated my scientific career. Jan Mangerud sought me out and we developed several projects using macrofossils, not least the Kråkenes Project. We collaborate still. I am grateful to all my colleagues, friends, and students, most of whom are indicated by their co-authorship on papers. In addition I would like to thank Mark Hill for the innovative ordination of the Minnesota surface sample data in 1972; Jostein Bakke and Svein Olaf Dahl for coring adventures in northern Norway; Steve Brooks, Doug Benn, John Dransfield, Ewan Shilland, and John Young for coring adventures in Scotland; all the participants in the Kråkenes Project; Rick Battarbee and Carl Sayer for enabling the Macrofossil Course at University College London; Sylvia Peglar for her pollen contributions to my projects and for her companionship over many years in Bergen; Steve Brooks for many years of collaboration between chironomids and macrofossils; and Sune Rasmussen, Wim Hoek, and John Lowe of the INTIMATE project. I am most grateful to the International Paleolimnology Association for this Lifetime Achievement Award and to John Smol who presented it to me at the International Paleolimnology Symposium in Lanzhou.

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Birks, H.H. My life with macrofossils. J Paleolimnol 57, 181–200 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-015-9869-8

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