1994 Missouri Botanical Garden Systematics Symposium

Alan V. Tucker tucker at MOBOT.ORG
Thu Sep 7 09:50:14 CDT 1995

* Some space is still available at the 42nd Annual Missouri Botanical *
* Garden Systematics Symposium, 6 and 7 October, 1995, in St. Louis.  *

To register, please mail the form at the bottom of this message to the
Missouri Botanical Garden by September 20.

* Check out the Symposium Web page at: http://www.mobot.org/symposium.html

"Just as the US Geological Survey gave us an understanding of America's
geography in 1879, the National Biological Survey will unlock information
about how we protect ecosystems and plan for the future."

With these words, US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt summed up
the goal of the National Biological Survey: to gather information from many
ongoing government and private efforts and generate new information from
research on the country's biological resources.  Renamed the National
Biological Service in early 1995, the NBS will be a central source of
scientific and technical information for resource managers and planners,
legislators, and regulators.  In an era when the role of government and
the scope of its authority are being reevaluated, the NBS will serve the
nation as it grapples with contentious and challenging issues in managing
its biological resources.

The 42nd Annual Missouri Botanical Garden
6 and 7 October, 1995

"A National Biological Survey"

(Detailed program available at: http://www.mobot.org/symposium.html)

        Moderator: Nancy R. Morin, Missouri Botanical Garden

        Ronald Pulliam, Director, National Biological Service

        Ann Frondorf, National Biological Service
                "National Biological Information Infrastructure"

        Meredith Lane, National Science Foundation
                "The Role of Systematics Collections"

        Rahomna Thompson, East Central University, Oklahoma
                "Flora of North America"

        Diana Lipscomb, George Washington University, Washington, DC
                "Microorganisms and the National Biological Survey"

        Jorge Soberon Mainero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
                "An International View of National Biological Surveys"

        Lorin Nevling, Illinois Natural History Survey
                "The Last Species" (Evening Speech)

All Symposium participants and speakers are invited to an informal mixer
on the Garden grounds Friday evening, 6 October.  All papers will be
presented on Saturday, 7 October.  Registration must be accompanied by a
$45 registration fee ($35 for students), which includes refreshments at
the Friday mixer, as well as lunch, dinner, and cocktails on Saturday.
Spouses are welcome, and may participate in the social events and meals
for a fee of $45 ($35 for students).  No refunds will be granted after
25 September.

Space limits registration to 400 people.

For information on special reduced airfares and car rentals, please call
The Travel Center, St. Louis, at 1-800-647-3361.  From Canada, please call
The Travel Center collect at 314-647-7900.

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Yes, I plan to attend the Systematics Symposium.

Please enclose your registration fee, payable to Missouri Botanical Garden.

Your name:_____________________________________

Work address:__________________________________


Will your spouse attend? _____ Yes  _____ No

 If yes, spouse's name:  ______________________

Vegetarian Meals? _____ You _____ Your spouse

Return to: Systematics Symposium, Missouri Botanical Garden, PO Box 299,
           St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

Alan V. Tucker
Research Division
Missouri Botanical Garden

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