Professor Ren Mei-e, who was a member of the Editorial Board of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (1986–1996) and Journal of Coastal Research (1985–1990), died at 12:05 pm 4 November 2008 (age 95) in Nanjing. Ren was a famous Chinese geomorphologist, marine and coastal scientist, educator, and professor. He was the main founder for the study of many related subjects in modern mainland China.

Ren was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on 8 September 1913. In 1934, Ren graduated from the National Central University (currently the University of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province). Ren went to Britain in 1936 as a scholar supported by the Sino-British Boxer Indemnity Fund Foundation to study for a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor E.B. Baily FRS. In 1939, Ren received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. During his study in Glasgow, as the secretary of...

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