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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
Newsgroup moderation address: ecophys-moderator at net.bio.net
(bionet-ecology-physiology at net.bio.net
is an alias for ecophys-moderator.)
Mailing list name: ECOPHYSIOLOGY
E-mail posting addresses: ecophys at net.bio.netecophys 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
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
* 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
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.
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