[Taxacom] biodiversity databases

David Wagner davidwagner at mac.com
Sun Feb 7 01:03:57 CST 2010

Stephen, David,

Note please: this previous thread Stephen quotes took place before my  
logging onto taxacom. Interesting.

When did Cyndi Parr offer this suggestion? Has she gotten money for  
established scientists to contribute to EOL? Please forward, anybody,  
to Cyndi (or anybody at EOL) if you think she (or anybody else) can  
help. Cash or check or money order or  PayPal, purchase order, mini  
grant or maxi grant, contract, debit or invoicable account, private or  
public, all OK for me. It's how I try to make a living doing taxonomy  
and the field botany that backs it up.


David H. Wagner, Ph.D.
Northwest Botanical Institute
P.O. Box 30064
Eugene, OR 97403-1064

davidwagner at mac.com


On Feb 6, 2010, at 10:30 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:

> Well, hold on a minute: how does this relate to a previous Taxacom  
> thread where I had this exchange with Cyndi Parr:
> [I said] A previous taxacom post by you
>> advertised an initiative whereby young, newly appointed scientists  
>> are being offered money to contribute to EOL. I am > not suggesting  
>> that there is anything inherently wrong with injecting more money  
>> into taxonomy by these means, but it rather does make EOL into a  
>> very different beast from Wiki, with LESS (not none, but just less)  
>> emphasis on information quality for the end user, and more emphasis  
>> on injecting money into taxonomy...
> [she replied] Each early career (not necessarily young) applicant  
> has a mentor who is not early career, and, we hope, the engagement  
> of other scientists in their research communities. I'm not sure how  
> this results in lower
> information quality.Yes, we are investing in taxonomy and other  
> biodiversity-related sciences. And to those of you who have written,  
> yes we are seeking funding so we can offer mini-grants to  
> established scientists, too.
> ... no check? Must be cash, then! :)
> Stephen
> ________________________________________
> From: David Wagner [davidwagner at mac.com]
> Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 7:26 p.m.
> To: Shorthouse, David
> Cc: Stephen Thorpe; taxacom
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] biodiversity databases
> get payment from EOL for contributing your work...no check
> no pun, simply........ no check
> David
> On Feb 6, 2010, at 7:47 PM, Shorthouse, David wrote:
>> Use them to point your funding agencies to....check

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