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USENET newsgroup name: bionet.ecology.physiology (moderated)
One line description: Research and education in physiological ecology
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is an alias for ecophys-moderator.)
Mailing list name: ECOPHYSIOLOGY
E-mail posting addresses: ecophys at net.bio.net
ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk
Martyn M. Caldwell
Rangeland Resources Department
and the Ecology Center
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-5230
E-mail: mmc at cc.usu.edu
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
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* methodologies and instrumentation for ecophysiology
* instructional approaches and teaching environmental physiology
* announcements of meetings and job openings
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