|BOTANICAL ELECTRONIC NEWS|
|No. 185 February 24, firstname.lastname@example.org|
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(A) The BSA site now has the Tables of Contents (TOC) and abstracts of articles in the American Journal of Botany (AJB) available free on the Web through its web site. These are available for all of 1997 and are posted as available (usually before the printed version). The TOC's of AJB are also available by email listserv. To sign up, also see the BSA web site.
(B) Plant Science Bulletin is now fully implemented on the BSA web site. Issues for all of 1997 are currently available. The TOC's of PSB are also available by email listserv. To sign up, also see the BSA web site.
(C) Announcements of botanical interest can be posted and viewed, currently for free at the BSA web site. See the announcements page:
(D) Electronic abstract submission for the annual meetings is being conducted through March 1 at the site as well.
From the 1st of January 2000, and subject to ratification by the XVI International Botanical Congress (St Louis, 1999) of a rule already included in the International code of botanical nomenclature (Art. 32.1-2 of the Tokyo Code), new names of plants and fungi will have to be registered in order to be validly published. To demonstrate feasibility of a registration system, the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) undertakes a trial of registration, on a non-mandatory basis, for a two-years period starting 1 January 1998. The coordinating centre will be the Secretariat of IAPT, currently at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Coordination with present indexing centres for major groups of plants is being sought, in view of their possible active involvement at the implementation stage. The International Mycological Institute in Egham, U.K., has already accepted to act as associate registration centre for the whole of fungi, including fossil fungi.
The entire text of the article is at URL: http://www.botany.org/bsa/psb/1997/arti97-4.html
The Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) is a new research and policy centre that seeks to identify the underlying legal, economic and social causes for ecological decline, and develop sustainable alternatives to current policies, practices, and institutions.
The Chair is seeking an ecologist or environmental scientist as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the field of science policy. The successful candidate will be working at the interface of science and the policy-making process. The Fellow must be able to participate effectively in a multidisciplinary project that is developing ecosystem-based strategies in a range of sectors, especially forestry and urban design.
Applications are invited for a one year term (renewable for a second year) for an appointment beginning July 1998. Salary is $36,000/year (Canadian funds) plus benefits. Applications accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees should be directed to:
I had a distribution list set up for people interested in classification of British Columbia vegetation and other related topics. If you wish to participate in this discussion group, you can subscribe to it by sending message
The aim of this discussion group is the development of vegetation classification in British Columbia. Please subscribe, if you feel that you can contribute to this process.
An updated version of the online cumulative checklist of North American lichens has just been posted (17 Feb. 98). The URL differs slightly from the first version, only by having a different file extension (htm instead of html). The new URL is:
The previous, first posted version will remain online for a short time, until everyone who cares has been made of aware of the slightly changed address.
Submissions, subscriptions, etc.: email@example.com. BEN is archived at http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/