more attacks on taxonomy and systematics

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 8 05:41:08 CDT 2003

     As I just pointed out in my last post, the heartland seems to be
inordinately paying the price for the hubris of more powerful institutions
(especially on the East coast).  In a way it's sort of a variation on "the
last hired, the first fired".  When times get tough, the most vulnerable pay
an inordinate price.
             ------ Ken

>From: "Scott L. Gardner" <slg at UNL.EDU>
>Reply-To: "Scott L. Gardner" <slg at UNL.EDU>
>Subject: more attacks on taxonomy and systematics
>Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 23:12:34 -0500
>It continues:
>Forwarded message....
>-----Original Message-----
>From: cdrwxwng at [mailto:cdrwxwng at]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 11:24 PM
>    The Herbarium at U of I is also suffering financialy. Last semester
>at Kirkwood CC in Cedar Rapids, I enrolled in a Botany class. At some
>point in the class, we had a field trip to the U of I herbarium and the
>main botanist said that the herbarium there is scheduled to be
>terminated, and the specimens will have to be transferred to the ISU
>herbarium. Something like 100,000 specimens will be lost in the process
>because of a limited storage capacity at the ISU herbarium. From what I
>gather, the reason this is happening is because big wigs with the
>checkbooks don't see the point in having a collection of dried plant
>    Sounds a lot like the Nebraska Museum's crisis, except, thankfuly on
>a smaller scale.
>    Randy Scheiner
>Scott L. Gardner
>Curator of Parasitology
>The Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology
>University of Nebraska - Lincoln
>Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0514
>e-mail: slg at
>Tel: 402-472-3334
>Fax: 402-472-8949

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