British Columbian Taxa- please help

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Sun Jan 14 21:37:34 CST 1996

For Alberta: Hugh Clifford. Aquatic Invertebrates of Alberta.  Has
picture keys that work.  It is in print

Robin Leech

On Sun, 14 Jan 1996, Cori Barraclough wrote:

> Dear TAXACOM subscribers-
> I hope that some of you can help me with a problem:
> I am currently assembling a compendium of taxonomic information for all of
> British Columbia's freshwater organisms. The aim of this project is to:
> a) compile taxonomic information on B.C. organisms from both the open and
> gray literature (pure taxonomy, survey work, impact reports) as raw
> material for species checklists
> b) determine what keys exist for B.C. freshwater organisms
> c) assess the usefulness of those keys
> d) determine which other keys are appropriate for B.C.
>     (eg. keys for Alberta, Washington etc.)
> e) determine where information gaps exist and prioritize future tasks
> f) create a directory of taxonomists/biologists familiar with B.C. taxa
> It is my understanding that there is a great deal of research on British
> Columbia's flora and fauna being done outside of B.C., particularly on
> aquatic insects. If any one reading this is working on B.C. freshwater
> organisms (even peripherally), or knows of someone who is, I would very
> much appreciate hearing from you. I have the names and addresses of many
> taxonomists in B.C., (and will be contacting these people very soon)  but
> few names from outside the province. I hope that this message will reach
> those people that I might otherwise miss.
> The intent of the project is to create a database that will be accessable
> to anyone who needs information on freshwater organisms. If you would like
> to be kept informed about the project/database please let me know and I
> will add your name to my list.
> This project must be completed by mid-March. Please feel free to pass this
> message along to other interested individuals/discussion groups.
> Thank you in advance for your assistance,
> Cori Barraclough (CBARR at UVVM.UVIC.CA)
> Cori L. Barraclough
> UVic Biology
> Box 1700
> Victoria, B.C.
> V8W 2Y2
> 3835 Synod Road
> Victoria, B.C.
> V8P 3X7
> Phone/FAX (604) 721-3463

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