BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION (fwd)

Dan Davison davison at UHNIX2.UH.EDU
Wed Apr 11 20:11:16 EST 1990


I thought this would be of interest for the 
Matrix folk.  Watch this space/newsgroup/mailbox for
complete details on the International Matrix meeting.


dan
 


Forwarded message:


> Subject:      BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
> 
>                                CONSLINK
> 
>         A BITNET BASED ELECTRONIC CONFERENCE AND BULLETIN BOARD
>                ON ALL TOPICS OF BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
> 
> 
>              The Smithsonian Institution is involved in
>         conservation related education and research projects
>         world-wide. We established CONSLINK as an electronic
>         conference and bulletin board to improve communication
>         between individuals and institutions around the world
>         who are interested in the general topic of biological
>         conservation.
> 
>              CONSLINK is distributed through BITNET, an
>         academic and research computer network, which is
>         internationally connected to many other networks. Using
>         only a few commands you should be able to make full use
>         of CONSLINK. At the end and in a separate file,
>         CONSLINK HELP, we provide a brief summary of these
>         commands and how to use them. In case you have no
>         success accessing CONSLINK, please contact your
>         computer center.
> 
> 
>                         THE CONSLINK CONFERENCE
> 
>              When you sign up for the CONSLINK CONFERENCE, your
>         user-id will be added to a distribution list. Any
>         electronic mail that you send to the BITNET address
>         CONSLINK AT SIVM will automatically be sent to everyone
>         on that distribution list. In case you would like to
>         comment on a message you received on CONSLINK, you have
>         the choice to either reply to the whole CONSLINK
>         CONFERENCE or to the individual who originally sent the
>         message.
>              The scope and degree of expertise available to
>         CONSLINK users depends upon the number of participants.
>         Therefore, we welcome your enrollment and encourage you
>         to distribute this message to your colleagues. If you
>         have a question or information about any particular
>         conservation-related topic, send it to CONSLINK, and
>         see if someone has the answer. Topics of general
>         interest include dates of conferences, symposia, and
>         workshops; new publications; grants and positions that
>         have become available. Why not let everyone know what
>         you know!
> 
> 
>                       THE CONSLINK BULLETIN BOARD
> 
>              In the months to come we will compile a set of
>         files on general conservation related topics that will
>         reside on the CONSLINK BULLETIN BOARD. They will
>         include lists of conferences, references, grants,
>         positions, and news items of general interest. These
>         files will be generated from the discussions of the
>         CONSLINK CONFERENCE. You can instruct the Smithsonian's
>         computer with simple commands to send you the files at
>         any time. An index of all files is available and is
>         regularly updated.
> 
> 
>                  AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSLINK COMMANDS
> 
> 
>         CONSLINK works two ways:
> 
>         - You can register for the CONSLINK CONFERENCE and have
>              your name included on a distribution list. That
>              way you can send the same message to every
>              participant on the list and receive all messages
>              sent by everyone else on the list.
>         - You can instruct the Smithsonian Institution's
>              computer to send you files of general interest
>              from the CONSLINK BULLETIN BOARD. You do not have
>              to be registered for the conference to do that.
> 
> 
>         The commands you have to use to interact with CONSLINK
>         depend on the computer system through which your
>         institution is connected to BITNET.
> 
>         - If you are using an IBM 370 class or compatible
>              mainframe which uses the CP/CMS operating system,
>              and is connected directly to BITNET, you may issue
>              the commands:
> 
> 
>           TELL LISTSERV AT SIVM SUBSCRIBE CONSLINK Your Name
> 
>         to have your name added to the distribution list of the
>         CONSLINK CONFERENCE. Once registered, any mail that you
>         want to send to all participants on this list should be
>         addressed to
>                            CONSLINK AT SIVM.
> 
> 
>                 TELL LISTSERV AT SIVM GET CONSLINK HELP
> 
>         to have the Smithsonian's computer automatically send
>         the file CONSLINK HELP to your account. This file
>         contains a summary of the CONSLINK commands.
> 
> 
>                  TELL LISTSERV AT SIVM INDEX CONSLINK
> 
>         to have the Smithsonian's computer automatically send
>         the file CONSLINK FILELIST to your account. This file
>         is an index of all files available on the CONSLINK
>         BULLETIN BOARD. At present these are INFO, HELP,
>         MEETINGS, and monthly summaries of the ongoing
>         discussion in the CONSLINK CONFERENCE. More will be
>         added as they become available.
> 
> 
> 
>         - If you are using a VAX machine which is connected
>              directly to BITNET you will have to substitute
>              TELL LISTSERV AT SIVM with:
> 
>                           SEND LISTSERV at SIVM
> 
> 
> 
>         - If you are not connected directly to BITNET but
>              rather use a different computer network that has a
>              gateway to BITNET, you may not be able to issue
>              the TELL LISTSERV AT SIVM command. Instead you
>              should send a regular mail item (note) to LISTSERV
>              AT SIVM which contains only the commands
> 
>         SUBSCRIBE CONSLINK Your Name and/or
>         INDEX CONSLINK and/or
>         GET CONSLINK HELP and/or
>         GET CONSLINK MEETINGS etc.
> 
> 
> 
> 
>                                CONSLINK
>                           c/o Michael Stuewe
>                    Conservation and Research Center
>                        National Zoological Park
>                         Smithsonian Institution
>                       Front Royal, VA 22630, USA
>                        BITNET: NZPEM001 at SIVM
> 
> 
>          Please distribute this message among your colleagues.
> 
> 
> 


-- 
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77054-5500/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU

"...and newspapers have an obligation to protect young, innocent minds
from the sinister influence of actual thought"  Bill Watterson ("Calvin
& Hobbes") on "Pogo".

Disclaimer: As always, I speak only for myself, and, usually, only to
myself.





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