Forward--Botanical Taxonomic Database/Computing Technologies

Donna I. Ford-Werntz diford at WVNVM.WVNET.EDU
Fri Oct 3 09:57:35 CDT 1997

Any "DELTA folk" or others with input, please respond to her directly:
>Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 09:11:51 -0400
>>From: "M.D.Wanniarachchi" <mdw3 at>
>>>I am a recent computer science postgraduate  from Sri Lanka,
>>>studying at University of Kent at Canterbury. I have just completed my
>>>thesis, which was designing a data model, researching on new database
>>>teconologies  and creating nomenclatural/classification  databases to
>>>strore biological information about plants and plant taxonomy.
>>>My masters corse has given me experience in Pascal, C, Prolog, UNIX,
>>>Windows NT, SQL, Excel and Access.
>>>For the last few months i have worked as a Database Administrator in a
>>>bank in Colombo and i was involved with the University of Colombo in
>>>researching and storing information of endemic/native plants in Sri Lanka.
>>>I have  more than 5 years experience   programming  in Dbase and
>>>Foxbase, and i have used Orcale 7.0 to maintian the database in the Bank.
>>>I would be very greatful if you could send me information regarding
>>>courses for plant taxonomy and researching new database technologies for
>>>plant taxonomy and if there are any grants available for overseas students.
>>>Ms. Dilki Wanniarachchi, c% Dr. Abhaya Induruwa
>>>Technical Advisory Unit, Computing Laboratory
>>>University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, England.

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