IOPI note ex ASBS newsletter

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Tue Jan 26 22:43:43 CST 1993


Scanned in from the:
Austral. Syst. Bot. Soc. Newsletter 73 (December 1992) 15

International Organization for Plant Information
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A series of meetings of the Organization was held in Xalapa, Mexico,
from 25 November 1992, immediately preceding the meeting there of the
Intemational Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for Plant Sciences
(TDWG). All of IOPI's Working Groups as well as the Council and
Checklist Committee held meetings there, prior to a Plenary Meeting
and the Annual General Meeting. Seven representatives from Australian
institutions attended.

Following vigorous debate at Xalapa, IOPI is
well and truly back on course, with an intensive year ahead to design
and set up the structure for a World Vascular Plant Checklist, a
communication network, and a directory of existing databases. Karen
Wilson, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, was appointed chairperson of
the IOPI Checklist Committee. IOPI will soon be actively seeking
sponsorship to support the project, although much can be achieved in
the meantime by the many people and institutions who consider the
project sufficiently important to commit some of their own resources.

The following are current Australian members of IOPI:

Participating Centre Members

    Australian Biological Resources Study, GPO Box 636, Canberra,
    A.C.T. 2601

     Australian National Botanic Gardens, GPO Box 1777, Canberra,
     A.C.T. 2601

     Bioinformatics Unit, Research School of Biological Sciences,
     Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601

     Environmental Resources Information Network, GPO Box 636,
     Canberra, A.C.T. 2601

     Taxonomy Laboratory, Research School of Biological Sciences,
     Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601

     Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Mrs Macquarie's Road, Sydney,
     N.S.W. 2000

     School of Computing Sciences, University of Technology Sydney,
     PO Box 123, Broadway, N.S.W. 2007

     Western Australian Herbarium, Dept of Conservation and Land
     Management, PO Box 104, Como, W.A. 6152

     Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria, c/Westem Australian
     Herbarium, Dept of Conservation and Land Management, PO Box
     104, Como, W.A. 6152


Personal Members

     Dr Jeremy Bruhl, Dept of Botany, University of New England,
     Armidale, New South Wales 2350

     Mr Alex George (current address below)

Anyone or any institution wanting further information or wishing to
apply for membership should contact the Secretary, Alex George,
     Australian Biological Resources Study,
     GPO Box 636, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601.
     fax (06) 2509448
     phone (06) 2509440.

Alex George
Flora of Australia



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Jim Croft                  [Herbarium CBG]           internet: jrc at anbg.gov.au
Australian National Botanic Gardens                     voice:  +61-6-2509 490
GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA               fax:  +61-6-2509 599
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