IOPI - a meeting and a list of members.

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Tue Jan 26 22:52:44 CST 1993

Scanned in from a scrap of paper I found lying around (not even trash
cans are sacred around here!).

ok people - tell us what happened at this meeting?


    International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI)

    The first objective of IOPI is to:

    1) develop a database of botanical datasources worldwide,
    2) coordinate a checklist of vascular plants of the world, and
    3) make these accessible to the user community.

    You are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding IOPI,
    its mission, progress, and future.

    Thursday January 28, 1993 2:00 p.m.

    National Visitor Center
    Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
    Beltsville, Maryland 20705

    From Baltimore-Washington Parkway, proceed west on Powdermill Road
    ca 1.5 miles to Vistor's Center.

    The purpose of this meeting is to understand the global botanical
    data needs of the user. This discussion will be hosted by the
    Agricultural Research Service and the Soil Conservation Service.

    For additional information, please contact Scott Peterson at
    (301)504-8175 or John Wiersema at (301)504-9181.

          International Organization for Plant Information

    December 1992

    Purpose: To promote and prepare a series of computerized databases
    summarizing taxonomic, biological, and other information for plants
    of the world. Founded September 1991.


    Ana Maria Anton, Universidad National de Cordoba, Argentina (Vice
    Chairman) (1993)
    Pieter Baas, Rijksherbarium, Netherlands (1995)
    Frank A. Bisby, International Legume Database ~ Information Service,
    U.K. (1994)
    Sir John Bumett, Oxford, U.K. (Chairman) (1995)
    Alex George, Australian Biological Resources Study, Australia
    (Secretary) (1995)
    Werner Greuter, International Association for Plant Taxonomy
    Representative, Germany
    Patrkia Holmgren, New York Botanical Garden, U.S.A. (1994)
    Hong de Yuan, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China (1994)
    K Iwatsuki, University of Tokyo, Japan (1995)
    D. Kamelin, Komarov Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Grenville Ll. Lucas, Royal Botanic Gardens, U.K. (1995)
    Philipe Morat, Museum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle, France (1993)
    Nancy R Morin, Missouri Botanical Garden, U.S.A. (1994)
    George Russell International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for
    Plants Representative, U.S.A.
    Laurence E. Skog, Smithsonlan Institution, U.S.A. (1993)
    Rudolphe E Spichiger, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Switzerland
    (Treasurer) (1993)
    David A. Sutton, The Natural History Museum, U.K. (1994) CODATA
    International Union for the Conservation of Nature Representative
    United Nations Environmental Program Representative
    UNESCO Representative


       World Vascular Plant Checklist: Karen Wilson, Sydney, Australia
          Taxonomic Resources Network Group: Nancy Morin, St. Louis,
          MO, U.S.A.
          Dataset Definition and Standards Group: Frank Bisby,
          Southampton, U.K.
          Products and Editing Group: Herve M. Burdet, Geneve,
          User Liaison Group: J. Scott Peterson, Beltsville, MD
       Information Systems: Catherine Zellweger, Geneve,
       Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright: J. Burnett,
          Oxford, England, U.K.
       Funding & Publicity: David Sutton, London, England, U.K.
       Users: Kay Beese, Brussels, Belgium

    IOPI Secretary: Alex George, ABRS, G.P.O. Box 636, Canberra ACT 2601,
    Tel: (61)62509440  Fax: (61)62509448

    Particlpatlng Center Members:

    Academia Sinica, Institute of Botany, Taipei, Taiwan
    Agricultural University, Department of Plant Taxonomy, Wageningen,
    Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Australian National University, Taxonomy Laboratory, Canberra, ACT,
    Bergius Foundation and Botanical Garden, Stockholm, Sweden .
    Biota of North America Project, North Carolina Botanical Garden,
    Chapel Hill, NC U.S.A.
    Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
    Botanisches Institut, Bonn, Germany
    Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Geneve, Switzerland
    Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria, Perth, Australia
    Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Environmental Resources Information Network, Canberra, Australia
    Flora Europaea Editorial Committee, Liverpool Museum, Liverpool,
    Herbario, Depto. Botanica, Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion,
    Hebrew University, Botany Department, Jerusalem, Israel
    Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Instituto de Ecologia, Flora de Veracruz, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
    International Legume Database & Information Service, Universlty of
    Southampton, Southampton, U.K.
    International Organization of Paleobotany, London, England
    Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise, Belgium
    Komarov Botanical Institute, Leningrad, Russia, C.I.S.
    Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Academia Sinica,
    Beijing, China
    Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
    Museo Botanico Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
    Museum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
    New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
    Pan-European Flora and Database Project, Universidad de Sevilla,
    Sevilla, Spain
    Rijksherbarium, Leiden, Netherlands
    Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Spain
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, England
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
    Smithsonian Institution, Botany Department, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
    The Natural History Museum, London, England
    USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A.
    USDA, Soil Conservation Service, National Plant Materials Center,
    Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A.
    Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Museo Botanico, Cordoba, Argentina
    Universidade de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Botanica, Sao Paulo,
    University of Aarhus, Botanical Institute, Aarhus, Denmark
    University of Calicut, Department of Botany, Kerala, India
    University of Karachi, Herbarium, Department of Botany, Karachi,
    University of Leicester, Leicester, England
    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    University of Tokyo, Botanical Gardens, Tokyo, Japan
    University of Utrecht, Institute of Systematic Botany, Utrecht,
    Western Australian Herbarium, Perth, Australia
Jim Croft                  [Herbarium CBG]           internet: jrc at
Australian National Botanic Gardens                     voice:  +61-6-2509 490
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