NATURE to save taxonomy!

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Fri Jun 7 10:55:00 CDT 2002

At 11:52 AM 6/7/02 -0400, John R. Grehan wrote:

 >> Taxonomists who are making the effort to post web pages on taxonomic
groups should be congratulated.<<

More importantly, such work should be acknowledged and rewarded by their
institutions.  My impression is that when administrators make tenure and
promotion decisions, printed pages count for all and web pages count for
little.  One can understand that, when time is a limiting resource, many
would not want to invest it in an activity that "doesn't count."

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

e-mail:       lammers at
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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and biogeography
of the Campanulaceae s. lat.

"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
                                                               -- Anonymous

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