geography, Corner, conservation

Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU
Wed Mar 17 21:23:09 CST 2004


Simply for the sake of it I have reproduced some notes made by the
botanist E.J.H. Corner in 1961 (in Contemporary Botanical Thought) that
happen to cover geography, Croizat, and conservation. Its always
interesting to me to see the systematists who were already dismayed by
the loss of biodiversity over 40 years ago.
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Dear John Grehan,

It is interesting to me to see Corner reappear in scientific debate, because I worked (as an entomologist) for many years in Malaysia. Anything botanical ran back to EJHC -famous for many things, especially for training a monkey to collect specimens from high in the rain forest. He must have been well into his nineties when he made the above notes.  

While in contact with you I should mention that, pressed by Lars Brundin, I
once bought all Croizat's works - then decided that life was too short to sort through the paranoid dross for the gold that Lars could see. Of course, like all Australian dipterists at the time, I was nevertheless a fanatical supporter of continental drift. 

Regards,

Don Colless.

Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at csiro.au
Tuz li munz est miens envirun

 











Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at csiro.au
Tuz li munz est miens envirun

 


 




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