[Taxacom] EO Wilson Foundation
jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Jun 22 09:16:37 CDT 2006
I can see this sort of thing can involve a lot of political issues, not
least being that of representation. I took a look at the quote about the
first Bioblitz and was troubled, perhaps unnecessarily, with the
sentence "Bioblitz has taken off in Massachusetts and in a few other
locations" which seems to imply that nothing much significant has taken
place since outside Massachusetts, and yet I was involved in a major
state sponsored and organized BioBlitz in Pennsylvania in 1999, only a
year after the claimed first Bioblitz (which appears to be incorrect as
Christian pointed out). The Pennsylvania Biobliz at Fort Indian Town Gap
involved a very large number of taxonomic specialists from all over the
state. I also found it interesting that the Carnegie Museum of Natural
History was not listed among the early invited institutions even though
it instituted several very successful urban park Bioblitzes.
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> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of christian thompson
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> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] EO Wilson Foundation
> Thanks, Donat:
> Typical of EO Wilson today.
> Notice how Wilson claims that he and Peter Alden "created the FIRST
> BioBlitz at Walden Pond in Connecticut on July 4, 1998 ..."
> Two errors: The first BioBlitz was done in Washington DC on 31 May
> and Walden Pond is in Massachusetts.
> At least he does not claim create for the Encyclopedia of Life, which
> arose from the ALL SPECIES foundation.
> Oh, well ...
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