CALL FOR VOTES: ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology (MODERATED)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Thu Jul 27 16:04:33 EST 1995


Voting is now open on the following proposal to create the mailing
list & newsgroup

ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology (MODERATED)

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology (MODERATED)

Proposed USENET name:              bionet.ecology.physiology (moderated)

Newsgroup moderation address:      ecophys-moderator at net.bio.net
                                   (bionet-ecology-physiology at net.bio.net
                                    is an alias for ecophys-moderator.)

Proposed mailing list name:        ECOPHYSIOLOGY

Proposed e-amil posting addresses: ecophys at net.bio.net
                                   ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk

Moderator:

Martyn M. Caldwell
Rangeland Resources Department
  and the Ecology Center
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-5230
USA
FAX: 801-797-3796
Ph: 801-797-2557
E-mail:  mmc at cc.usu.edu


Newsgroup charter:

Physiological ecology currently has its own section within the
Ecological Society of America; it contains nearly 1,000 members.
Current research and teaching interests of ecophysiologists range from
molecular through ecosystem approaches and include all aspects of
nutrient and carbon cycles, cell and whole-organism metabolism, life
history, evolution, and various modeling endeavors.  Environmental
physiology is a component of many other related societies, including
those in biometeorology, agriculture, and forestry, all of whom
benefit from and communicate with this group.

It is anticipated that the newsgroup will focus on topics such
as:  

* methodologies and instrumentation for ecophysiology
* instructional approaches and teaching environmental physiology
* announcements of meetings and job openings
* discussion of ways to increase awareness and opportunities of
  those interested in ecophysiology

MODERATION POLICY
This newsgroup will be moderated to ensure that discussion will
remain useful to the professional ecophysiologist. This group
will be moderated by the head of the Physiological Ecology
Section of the Ecological Society of America, or his/her
designee.  The current head Martyn Caldwell <mmc at cc.usu.edu>,
would serve as the initial moderator.  

Discussion of controversial issues within ecophysiology (and the
expression and justification of contested viewpoints) is
encouraged.  Posts will be rejected that do not contribute to the
discussion, e.g. "flames", posts without any scientific merit, or
posts that do not contribute any new material.  If a submission
is rejected, the moderator will inform the poster of the reason
for the rejection.  

RATIONALE
Physiological ecology and related subdisciplines are rapidly
growing emphasis in ecology with a need to rapidly exchange
technical information and to post queries for solving technical
issues related to field and laboratory studies.  Existing
newsgroups are too broad to effectively serve the needs of this
ecological subdiscipline.   
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology and will run through 24:00 hrs
Pacific Time on 26 August 1995.  Please send your vote to either of
the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on ECOPHYS

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on ECOPHYS

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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