[Taxacom] Taxacom Digest, Vol 51, Issue 28

Leonard Krishtalka krishtalka at ku.edu
Thu Jul 1 12:47:09 CDT 2010


Folks

For some reason, the email listserv program decided on its own to remove
letters and spaces from words and sentences at random (including my name on
my signature line), so that it appears to have been typed by a chimpanzee
(hmmm, no comments please).

Here it is again, hoping that the text will be preserved in the digital
ether.

At the risk of continuing this thread, the GBIF press release concerning the
2010 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize and BOLD did NOT mention systematics,
phylogenetics, taxonomy or any other specific field within or outside
biodiversity science.  The relevant part of the press release is repeated
verbatim below.   Please, let's quit whipping a straw man or kicking a
non-existent horse.

³In making this award,² wrote Chair of the GBIF Science Committee, Dr.
Leonard Krishtalka when informing the winner of this achievement, ³GBIF
recognizes how you have applied your expertise in computer an information
science to advancing informatics across biodiversity science from genome to
ecosystems.²  

The impact and strategic significance of BOLD, according to Krishtalka,
promises to rival that of Genbank. ³BOLD enables a growing number of
scientists to both register and access critical genomic data in a common way
for complex research and research applications for science and society, both
inside and outside the domains of biodiversity science.² On BOLD¹
application to the GBIF network, Krishtalka continues, ³BOLD Systems also
represents a new class of tools for potential collaboration with GBIF in the
sphere of genomic biodiversity data.² 

Respectfully, 

LK


L. Krishtalka
Director, Biodiversity Institute
Professor, Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
phone: 785-864-4540
fax: 785-864-5335
krishtalka at ku.edu




From: Leonard Krishtalka <krishtalka at ku.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:22:14 -0500
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: Re: Taxacom Digest, Vol 51, Issue 28

Folks

At the risk of continuing tis thread, the GBIF press release concerning the
2010 GBIF EbbeNielsen Prize and BOLD did NOT mention systematics,
phylogenetics, taxonomy o any other specific field within or outside
biodiversity science.  The relevnt part of the pressrelease is repeated
verbatim below.   Please, let's quit whippin a straw man or kicking a
non-existent horse.

³In making this awad,² wrote Chair of the GBIFScience Committee, Dr.
Leonard Krishtalka when informing the winner of hi achievement, ³GBIF
recognises how you have applied your expertise in computer an information
science to advancing informatics across biodiversity science from genome to
ecosystems.²  

The impact and strategic significance of BOLD, accordng to Krishtalka,
promises to rival that of Genbank. ³BOLD enabls a growing number of
scientists to both register and access critical genomc data in a common way
for complex research and research applications for science and societ, both
inside and outside the domains of biodiversity science.² On BOLD¹
application to the GBIF network, Krishtalka continues, ³BOLD Sytems also
represents a new class of tools for potential collaboration with GBIF in the
shere of genomic biodiversity data.² 

Respectfully, 

LK




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