Scott Gardner, Nematology UCD
scott at tapeworm.ucdavis.edu
Thu Jun 30 15:31:59 EST 1994
I note in the latest issue of Science [(Vol: No. ) Week of _____, 1994 ] that "Parasitology" was the primary
topic of the issue. The articles and editorials were of high quality; however, there was no mention of the
importance and viability of systematic parasitology. Also conspicuously lacking was any mention of
the contribution of research programs in systematics of parasites to the development of issues of biodiversity,
ecolgy, and global sustainability. Instead, control of parasites in human and animal populations is emphasized
and (except for the mathematical modelling article by RC. Anderson and the vector control articles)
the emphasis was placed primarily at the molecular level. To show the diversity of the field of Parasitology, one
article should have appeared that shows: 1) The dynamic nature of studies of parasite systematics and biodiversity
and 2) The fact that systematics provides the foundation of all biological investigations.
In other news, I note that I am moving and my new address is included below, the address is now active
however, I will not arrive on campus in Lincoln until after the 18th of July.
Electronic mail (slgardner at ucdavis.edu) will be forwarded automatically to Nebraska.
Scott Lyell Gardner
Curator of Parasitology
W436 Nebraska Hall
Division of Parasitology
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0514
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