naming expeditions

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Fri Jan 28 08:12:57 CST 2000

At 04:48 PM 1/28/00 +0800, you wrote:

>Perhaps the military could be induced to fund young taxonomists in out of
>the way places under a similar scheme!

They already do, unofficially.  I recall a grad student in the '70's who
had gotten interested in botany and collected a very nice set of plants in
his free time while stationed in the Aleutians with the military.  And an
emeritus told me of collecting plants for his former professor back home
while serving as bombardier on a B-25 in the South Pacific during WWII.  A
more productive pasttime than playing cards or shooting craps ...

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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