Newsletter -- Physiological Ecology Section of Ecological Society of

Martyn Caldwell mmc at cc.usu.edu
Mon May 27 15:17:40 EST 1996

Physiological Ecology Section of Ecological Society of America

21 May 1996

1.  At this year's ESA Annual Meetings in Providence, RI (10-14 August), the
Section will offer for the first time a prize for the best poster presented by a
graduate student in any area of physiological ecology.  The student need not be
a member of the Section to enter.  This is being established to bring greater
emphasis to poster presentations and, of course, to physiological ecology.  A
panel of volunteer judges will be solicited and the graduate student award $500! 
To enter, please send the name of the graduate student, the title of the poster
and the appropriate poster session to Todd Dawson (address below).

2.  This summer we need to elect a new Chair for the Section.  Nominations are
encouraged from the membership.  Please send these to Martyn Caldwell by
June 30.

3.  The newsgroup, bionet.ecology.physiology, that was established by the
Section has now been operating since September, 1995.  Postings have been
rather mixed in nature.  We have been screening out messages quite
inappropriate for the newsgroup should as though with primarily a commercial
or political nature and those with subject matter far afield from physiological
ecology.  Otherwise, we have taken a rather liberal attitude as to exactly what
might qualify as physiological ecology.  Appropriate postings from members of
the Section are strongly encouraged.  In particular we are interested in seeing
that several types of bulletin boards eventually be established for posting
different types of information.  For example, we believe that a bulletin board for
posting equipment protocols or programs (e.g., for Campbell data loggers),
sampling (e.g., for stable isotope analyses), etc. would be useful and save time
for many of us who use similar types of research approaches and equipment.  If
you have other suggestions, please let us know.

4.  In addition to the newsgroup, a new WWW Homepage has been set up by
Rob Jackson, University of Texas.  This can be viewed at:


Rob emphasizes that this should be dynamic and suggestions for changes and
additions are encouraged.  Todd Dawson will be establishing a link for
discussion, contribution and exchange which will be focused on "teaching
ecophysiology".  The idea behind this link, which grew out of discussions with
Bob Pearcy, Park Nobel and Jim Ehleringer, will be to establish an archive for
course outlines, course project ideas, a link to simulation software for teaching,

Martyn M. Caldwell, Chair
Ecology Center
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-5230
tel 801 797 2557
fax 801 797 3796
email: mmc at cc.usu.edu

Dr. Todd E. Dawson, Secretary
Ecology & Systematics
Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-2701
tel 607 254 4234
fax 607 255 8088
e-mail:  ted4 at cornell.edu

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