Hoon Soo Kim (17.iv.1923 - 22.iv.2015)

Professor Kim was a pioneer in marine invertebrate taxonomy inKorea and devoted his lifetime work to the development of animal taxonomy and the study of the fauna in his country. Although most of his contributions concerned Crustacean taxa, he also coauthored with prof. H. I. Ree a large work on Korean Chironominae, including descriptions of four new species (Ree & Kim 1981 in Proc. College nat. Scis, Seoul Natn. Univ. 6/1: 123-226). An obituary, including a list of taxa named by prof. Kim and a list of his publications, has been published (Kim, W. 2015 in Journal of Crustacean Biology 35(6): 861-866).