A bit of good news

Scott Miller miller.scott at NMNH.SI.EDU
Fri Apr 4 15:52:40 CST 2003

A bit of good news for systematics in the USA.  The message of the
underlying of importance of systematics to empowering natural resource
management is making some progress. The current draft bills reauthorizing
the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act in the U.S. Congress (S.525,
section 1112 and H.R.1081, section 10) both include appropriations of $2.5
million per year for fiscal 2004-2008 for a program at the National Science
Foundation "to award grants to researchers at institutions of higher
education and museums to carry out research in systematics and taxonomy."

Scott E. Miller
Acting Chair, Dept. of Systematic Biology
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
National Museum of Natural History W620, MRC 105
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Telephone: (202) 357-1355; Fax: (202) 786-3141
Email: miller.scott at nmnh.si.edu

US Focal Point for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

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