Renowned bryologist and long-time member of the New England Botanical Club, Norton G. Miller, passed away suddenly on December 7, 2011, at the age of 69 (Albany Times-Union 2011). He is remembered for his role as a scholar, teacher, mentor, husband, father, and a great friend, and especially for his service to the New England Botanical Club and many professional organizations.

Although he was long appreciated for his many contributions to the bryological community, he also made important contributions to the field of palynology and paleoecology of late-Pleistocene floras. His early studies aimed to reconstruct post-Pleistocene vegetation in western New York State based on pollen profiles from four peatlands, and formed the core of his doctoral dissertation at Michigan State University, completed in 1969 under the direction of Dr. A. T. Cross: Late-glacial and postglacial vegetation change in southwestern New York State (Miller 1973). He also...

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