BEN # 141

Adolf Ceska aceska at CUE.BC.CA
Tue Aug 20 10:08:18 EST 1996

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No. 141                              August 20, 1996

aceska at        Victoria, B.C.
 Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2

From: Kathy Ahlenslager
         </S=K.AHLENSLAGER/OU1=R06F21A at>

The  dynamic  duo  of Herb and Florence Wagner, along with their
botanist friend Art Gilman from Vermont,  treated  Colville  Na-
tional Forest botanists to a visit on their way from the Univer-
sity  of  Michigan  to  the  American  Institute  of  Biological
Sciences meeting in Seattle. Both Wagner's conduct  research  on
ferns  and  fern-allies.  The Wagner's were interested in seeing
some populations of our odd  Botrychium  species  (moonworts  or
grape ferns).

On  the  Colville  National  Forest  they  visited 14 Botrychium
locations in 4 days (July 28-31) and identified two new  species
of  them  for Washington (B. hesperium and B. lineare). In addi-
tion we saw several populations  of  an  undescribed  Botrychium
species, which is also known from the Wallowas.

The Wagner's were treated to the largest Botrychium paradoxum (7
inches tall) and the smallest sporulating B. virginianum (1 inch
tall)  that  they'd  ever  seen.  We  also  saw B. campestre, B.
crenulatum, B.  lanceolatum,  B.  minganense,  B.  montanum,  B.
multifidum  B.  pedunculosum,  B.  pinnatum  and B. simplex. The
Wagners commented that the  western  U.S.  forms  of  Botrychium
minganense and B. simplex differ from those in the east and both
species need taxonomic work.

Herb, Florence and Art additionally identified ferns, clubmosses
and horsetails. They found Equisetum nelsonii and E. pratense in
Stevens County, neither of which are shown for Washington in the
"Flora of North America."

Special  thanks  to  Kirk  and Karen Larson, Jean Wood and Linda
Swartz for leading us to "their" Botrychium sites,  so  that  we
all could join in puzzling over this interesting genus.

From: Jan Leps <suspa at>

We  would  like  to invite you to participate in the 40th Annual
Symposium of the IAVS (International Association  of  Vegetation
Science) in 1997. The Symposium will be organized jointly by the
Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, and
the  Institute  of  Botany,  Academy  of  Science  of  the Czech
Republic. The Symposium will take place from  18  to  23  August
1997, in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

The  Symposium  will  be  centered  around  the  following three

 1. Vegetation mapping: scales in space and time and  hierarchi-
    cal vegetation classification
 2. Experimental  tests  of  mechanistic hypotheses of community
 3. Closely related species in plant communities:  from  genetic
    differences to different ecological roles

Pre-symposium  excursion: There will be a four day pre-symposium
excursion in the Czech Republic, featuring the  main  vegetation
types in the country.

Post-symposium  excursion:  There  will  be  a  ten  days  post-
symposium excursion to Bulgaria, organized by Tenyo Meshinev and
Iva Apostolova. This is a not well known, but  botanically  fas-
cinating  area,  and  one of the few easily accessible places in
the Balkans. To avoid lengthy travelling, we will go to Sofia by
plane. The transport Praha-Sofia and back will  be  arranged  by
the  organizers  (it  is  likely  that  we will be able to get a
substantial price reduction). The approximate cost of the excur-
sion will be 450 USD (without the air fare).

Please, address all correspondence to:

IAVS Symposium, Institute of Botany, CZ-252 43, Pruhonice, Czech
fax: +42 2 67750031
E-mail: iavs97 at

Current information on the Symposium (and the on-line  registra-
tion form) can be found at the WWW homepage:

Hope to see you at the Symposium,

Zdena  Neuhauslova,  Frantisek Krahulec, Jan Leps, Tomas Herben,
Petr Smilauer

From: Sharon Palmer <shpalmer at> [abbrev.]

Forest Sciences Department
Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia

Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track  position  at
the  Instructor level to teach in the Natural Resource Conserva-
tion undergraduate program, which will graduate  40-50  students
per  year. Responsibilities include teaching two courses, and in
addition, carrying out management and  coordination  of  an  in-
tegrated  course  that addresses ecological and social issues in

Applicants must have at minimum, a  Masters  degree  in  an  ap-
propriate  field  with  at least three years additional relevant
experience. They must have field and data analysis skills and  a
demonstrated  ability to teach in field and classrooms settings.
Candidates with backgrounds in ecology,  forestry,  conservation
biology,  geography,  or  hydrology  are  encouraged to apply. A
familiarity with conservation  issues  in  British  Columbia  is

Salary  is  commensurate with experience and qualifications. The
University  of  British  Columbia  welcomes  all  qualified  ap-
plicants,   especially   women,   aboriginal   people,   visible
minorities and persons with  disabilities.  In  accordance  with
Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed
to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents.

Please  direct  inquiries, and applications consisting a CV, the
names and addresses of three references, prior  to  October  31,
1996  to:  Dr.  Scott  Hinch,  Search  Committee  Chair,  Forest
Sciences Department, University of British Columbia,  Vancouver,
B.C.,  Canada,  V6T 1Z4. Tel: (604) 822-9377 Fax: (604) 822-9102
E-mail: shinch at

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