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Old 12-23-2015, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

Dear Members,
It is with a heavy heart I bring the news of the passing of friend, mentor and wild Musa expert Markku Hakkinen. He passed away on December 5. I was just starting to help him to finish and publish his monograph of wild Musa. May he rest in peace.

Though only an occasionally active board member here, he was the world's foremost expert on wild Musa and single handedly contributed more to the documentation of wild bananas than probably anyone else in history.

Pasted below is a summary of some of his accomplishments from the MusaNet group:
"Markku, a Finnish national and former sea captain, embarked on his second career as a botanist in the 1970s, and spent the last three decades travelling in search of wild Musa species throughout Asia.

46 out of the 70 known wild species of Musa were described by Markku, three of which were named after him: Musa haekkinenii, Musa markkui and Musa velutina subsp. markuana. He also authored more than 80 international scientific articles on the subject.

His dedication and outstanding contribution to the understanding of Musa diversity will long be remembered. His achievements were recognized in 2009, when he received the HH Bloomer award from the Linnean Society of London to an amateur naturalist, and in 2015, when he received a Significant Cultural Act Award from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Markku was part of the Taxonomic Advisory Group of the Diversity Thematic Group of MusaNet, through which he donated time to the field verification of ITC accessions for many years and participated in knowledge sharing, including the meeting on Effective Use of Genetic Diversity for Banana Breeding that was held in Bogor, Indonesia in 2012.

Markku was not only remarkable for his scientific work but also for his friendship and personality who never hesitated to help young scientists not only in Asia but also around the world."



Markku and I, 2011.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

Markku,Requiescat In Pace.
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Very sad to hear of his passing, but what an accomplished life!
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Remembering Markku Hakkinen : Under the peel | Information and news on bananas from ProMusa
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Default Re: In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

Looks like his "passion"for the yellow fruit was at a whole different level. Whish I could have known him.
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Default Re: In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

I heard about this last week, and was saddened to read it! He was a true pioneer and can never be replaced. I hope somebody continues his work. And to think he didn't start his career with Musa until about 50 years old!
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Default Re: In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

I too heared about it, fearing it for some time.
I was in brief contact with him last Februari about some articles and wild species, when he was already in a quite bad state due to his illness. Nevertheless he was very eager to help out where he could!

My thoughts and sympathy goes to all his family and loved ones, may he rest in peace, he will be missed indeed!

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That is indeed sad news. I emailed him a couple of times and he always replied giving me kind permission to use some of his photos of Musa Chunii, a species which he described. Always gracious and generous of his time; a real loss to the banana world. There will be fewer new species discovered or re-described that's for sure. I look forward to the flowering of my Musa Velutina subsp Markuana it will remind me of him.
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Thanks for posting this sad news Gabe.
His work and accomplishments will live on. That's a great photo of the two of you.
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