[Taxacom] Taxacom Digest, Vol 20, Issue 17

Steve Boyd steve.boyd at cgu.edu
Tue Nov 20 13:19:24 CST 2007

Hi Sula,

Thanks.  I'll take a look at this after the Thanksgiving luncheon. 
Attached is a table with what I have so far on types from RSA-POM, HNT, 
SBBG, SD, UCR, and UCSB.  The figures for us, UCR, and SD are pretty 
firm, those for HNT, SBBG, and UCSB are sketchier.  I've yet to hear 
back from them and with the exception of UCR, still need to ask about 
whether our partners have their types segregated or interfiled with 
their main holdings.  You might know the situation at SD.

I've yet to hear back from Bill Robertson regarding the meetings, and 
may not until after the Thanksgiving holiday.  At worst we can 
guestimate $1500 per person, which would cover most areas of the US for 
a couple days, but maybe not foreign venues.


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>    1. Re: software recommendation please (Mathias Tobler)
>    2. Pim Schoorl's thesis on Cossidae freely available
>       (Nieukerken, E.J. van)
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> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:14:29 -0500
> From: Mathias Tobler <mtlist at gmx.net>
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] software recommendation please
> To: "Soowon Cho" <chosoowon at gmail.com>,taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
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> Two software packages that do all multivariate analysis and are free are
> Ginkgo
> http://biodiver.bio.ub.es/vegana/
> http://aefa.unileon.es/PDF/Font/GINKGO-JVS1.pdf
> and the BiodiversityR package for R
> http://cran.nedmirror.nl/src/contrib/Descriptions/BiodiversityR.html
> http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treesandmarkets/tree_diversity_analysis.asp
> Both were designed for vegetation analsysis but do all sorts of 
> multivariate analysis including clustering and nometric 
> multidimensional scaling (NMDS) on a variety of similarity 
> measurements. Ginkgo is easier to use unless you are already familiar 
> with R. Both run under the most common operating systems.
> Mathias
> At 10:26 13.11.2007, Soowon Cho wrote:
>>Dear members,
>>A friend of mine asked me about how to group his microorgarnisms based on
>>certain reactions among each others, but I am not familiar with such.  He
>>said his data is like the following:
>>    A   B   C   D  .....
>>A  0   1    0    1
>>B  1   0    0    0
>>C  0   1    0    1
>>D  1   0    0    0
>>For the above, A is responding to B and D only, B is responding to A only, C
>>is responding to B and D only,.....etc.
>>His data is with nearly a hundred OTUs and he wants to know which software
>>is good to use for grouping them based on the result.
>>My initial thought was about UPGMA or PCA, but I am not sure.  Could anyone
>>tell me which method (software) is good to analyze this kind of data for
>>grouping based on "similarity"(I guess)?
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> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:43:13 +0100
> From: "Nieukerken, E.J. van" <Nieukerken at naturalis.nnm.nl>
> Subject: [Taxacom] Pim Schoorl's thesis on Cossidae freely available
> To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
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> About a month ago, lepidopterist Pim Schoorl died at the age of 50.
> His family would like to give the remaining stock of his thesis on Cossids to people who can use it. It is the following title:
> J.W. Schoorl, 1991. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Thesis University Leiden, 195 pp. 
> It is essentially the same as volume 263 of Zoologische Verhandelingen, published in 1990 and a standard work on the classification and adult morphology of this family of moths. 
> To obtain a copy, send an e-mail to Pim 's father (with the same name): J.W. Schoorl sr, jwschoorl at hetnet.nl  and state clearly your postal address. He will then send it to you free of charge. 
> Erik van Nieukerken
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