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Patrick John Brenchley (1936–2011)


S. K. Donovan, Department of Geology, Nederlands Centrum voor Biodiversiteit—Naturalis, Postbus 9517, NL-2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. E-mail:


This paper is a tribute to Dr Pat Brenchley, Ordovician geologist, educator and former Editor-in-Chief of the Geological Journal. It forms the introduction to this Special Issue in his memory. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.