I first met Denis Lynn over 45 years ago at a meeting of the Society of Protozoologists (now known as the International Society of Protistologists - ISOP), when he was a graduate student working with John Corliss and Eugene Small at the University of Maryland. My interest in the ecology of marine ciliates had connected me to an array of faculty and graduate students in the Society who were focusing on the interactions of ciliates and their biotic communities, including consistent fieldwork paired with laboratory studies. As these connections continued to unfold, I attended many conference presentations where Denis presented his latest findings. His work was taken seriously even when there was strong debate among his taxonomic colleagues. As an example of his early commitment to research, Denis presented two talks at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society in 1974, entitled Ultrastructural phylogeny...

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