ECOPHYS newsgroup information and subscribing instructions.

Hafiz Maherali h-maher at uiuc.edu
Thu Jan 22 10:52:54 EST 1998


To all ECOPHYS participants:

Please forward this message to anyone who is interested in joining the
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Thanks,


Hafiz Maherali


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The ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology newsgroup is moderated, 

i.e., all postings are forwarded to a moderator/editor and are
reviewed

prior to distribution.  The newsgroup charter is appended below
followed by

detailed usage instructions and information on how to search the

newsgroup archives.  *Please save* this message for future reference

if you intend to participate in this newsgroup.


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Information for ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology (moderated)


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


One line description:    	   Research and education in physiological
ecology


Mailing list name:                 ECOPHYSIOLOGY


E-mail posting addresses:          ecophys at net.bio.net

                                   ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk


Moderator:


Hafiz Maherali

Department of Plant Biology

University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois 61801-3707

USA

FAX: 217-244-7246

Ph: 217-244-3167

E-mail:  h-maher at uiuc.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.    


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.  


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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                     SUBSCRIPTION/USAGE INFORMATION


PLEASE NOTE that many USENET sites do not allow automatic creation of

new USENET groups!!!  If you do not see bionet.ecology.physiology

in your newsreader within another day or two, ask your news system

administrator to act on our "newgroup" message to enable the group at

your site.  We have already done several tests and are certain that

the group is currently propagating around the network.  If he/she can

not find the newsgroup message, have them retrieve the bionet

checkgroups message from the anonymous FTP area on net.bio.net in

pub/BIOSCI/doc/bionet-checkgroups-msg.  This file contains the latest

list of bionet USENET newsgroups and can be used to update your bionet

distribution.  If the newgroup did not arrive at your site, it may

also be necessary for your news administrator to contact the upstream

computer site providing you with your newsfeed and determine if they

acted on the newgroup message.


Subscribing to this group:

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IF YOU USE USENET NEWS (the vastly superior, better organized, and

thus timesaving means of participating in newsgroups as opposed to

archaic e-mail subscriptions!!): you need do nothing other than

participate in bionet.ecology.physiology when it appears in your

newsreader.  Depending upon your news software, this may entail having

to answer a prompt indicating that you want to subscribe.  You might

also try the command "g bionet.ecology.physiology" in rn-like

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be sure that you are sending mail from the address at which you wish

to receive news postings, and then send

the command


SUB bionet-news.bionet.ecology.physiology


to MXT at dl.ac.uk.  This message will be automatically read by the

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header and added to the list.



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Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following

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IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:

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Please send a message to one of the following addresses depending upon

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and someone on the staff will help you.  PLEASE DO NOT send mail to

our personal e-mail addresses as this will delay a response to your

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How to post a message to the group:

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"world" (omit the quotes) or else the message might not leave your

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To post by e-mail, mail your message to one of the following addresses

depending upon your location:


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Your message will forwarded to the moderator for review and may or may

not be posted depending upon whether or not your message conforms to

the newsgroup purpose and moderation policy.


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Please use the e-mail server addresses as indicated above.



How to reply to a message on the group:

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command on your newsreader (generally "r" or "f" but these vary from

program to program) to send either private or public replies.


If you are using e-mail, replies to messages that you receive will

*NOT* be automatically returned to the group.  This is the standard

for Internet mailing lists as opposed to BITNET LISTSERVs which often

send all replies back to everyone.  You must be certain that your

reply contains either of the two newsgroup posting addresses above in

your message header if you want to share it with everyone on the

group.  Otherwise in most cases your reply may go back to only the

original poster of the message to which you are replying.  Private

messages addressed to the original poster of the message are not

reviewed by the moderator but postings to the newsgroup address will

be.


ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before

you send them!!!  Since this is a moderated group, you may be able to

cancel a message sent by mistake if you contact the moderator promptly

before he/she posts the message.  On unmoderated newsgroups, there

would be no way to stop a mistaken message.


Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may attempt to send replies

to our error-trapping address called BIOSCI-REQUEST.  If yours does

this, please be sure to readdress your message to ecophys at net.bio.net
or

ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk if you want to send it to the newsgroup.



How to look at archives of the list:

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Archives for ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology are available on

the World Wide Web.  The URL is http://www.bio.net/.  Click on the

BIOSCI/bionet archives hypertext link and then look in the

ECOPHYSIOLOGY directory.


Archives are also accessible via anonymous FTP at net.bio.net

[204.31.212.2].  Look in the directory pub/BIOSCI/ECOPHYSIOLOGY for

posting archives.  Each file is assigned a date such as 9501 for

January 1995.  Please note that ours is a UNIX system and all file and

directory names are case-sensitive, i.e., upper case file names are

different from lower case names.


You can also access these same files via Gopher if you start a gopher

session using net.bio.net as your gopher server.  The files are in the

ECOPHYSIOLOGY directory.  Postings to bionet.ecology.physiology are

also WAIS indexed and can be searched via either WWW or gopher or WAIS

at our site.  In the WWW and gopher the option at net.bio.net is

"Search Bionet USENET Articles" and in WAIS one should use the WAIS

source biosci.src.  This is a WAIS index of all BIOSCI/bionet messages

including this newsgroup.  Please see the BIOSCI FAQ for details.  The

FAQ can be requested from biosci-help at net.bio.net.


Once again, if you have any administrative questions that require

personal assistance, please address them to biosci-help at net.bio.net in

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Hafiz Maherali

Moderator, ECOPHYS

Department of Plant Biology,

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL 61801





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