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Volume IX, Number 2, April 2002
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PROGRESS ON THE MANUAL. Everything is on course for the publication of our
first two (monocot) volumes late this year or early in 2003. We have a deadline
of 1 October, 2002, for turning the edited text and images over to the page-layout
processors. NOTICE TO MONOCOT CONTRIBUTORS: we have imposed a deadline of 1
June, 2002, for major modifications of manuscripts (such as the addition of new
taxa or the reconfiguration of genera). Less significant changes, such as the
substitution of published for provisional names, can probably be accommodated for
some indefinite time period after 1 June. Don't delay! We had previously planned
for the Manual to comprise four volumes, one for monocots and three for dicots
Cutting Edge 7(1): 2, Jan. 2000]; however, space considerations required that
we allot two full volumes for monocots, with the division coming immediately before
Orchidaceae. The two monocot volumes (with the first also containing introductory
material of a general nature) will be published simultaneously.
QUÍRICO STEPS UP TO THE PLATE. INBio botanist Quírico Jiménez
has distinguished himself, in recent years, by his audacious environmental activism
Cutting Edge 8(2): 1, Apr. 2001]. From now on he will be in a much better position
to promote his worthy initiatives, having been elected to a four-year term (beginning
1 May) in the Costa Rican Asamblea Legislativa as Diputado from the Provincia de
Heredia. We all wish him luck and success. Quírico will be missed at INBio, but we
expect to be hearing a lot from him in the years to come!
ORLANDO VARGAS MOVES ON. One-time Manual collector, long-time La Selva Biological
Station Naturalist, and continued friend and collaborator in all things botanical,
Orlando Vargas has taken a new job in the Sarapiquí region. This time
it's a one-man show; he will be Station Manager at a new, private enterprise,
dedicated primarily to natural history studies for Costa Rican students.
SITE VISIT. Manual co-PI Barry Hammel spent all of March in St. Louis,
mostly for meetings with bosses and Manual contributors at MO to establish a
time-line for upcoming volumes.
VISITORS TO COSTA RICA. Harvey Ballard (Violaceae, BHO) visited INB
during 2–4 April to identify collections and update his records. Lucinda
McDade (Acanthaceae, PH), after spending time with an OTS course, was at INB
on 27 February for the same reasons. Don Stone (Juglandaceae, DUKE), former
OTS godfather, is examining specimens at INB at this writing (9 April) for his work
on Flora mesoamericana.
MISCELLANEOUS VISITS TO THIRD COUNTRIES. Francisco Morales (INB) spent
two more weeks (2–17 March) in Colombia, collaborating with Colombian colleagues
on Manual treatments of Polygalaceae and Polygonaceae. And as we write this
(10 April), Manual co-PI Nelson Zamora (INB) is back in Honduras, apparently
on a consulting job.
ORDERING FROM INBIO. We sometimes receive inquiries on how to purchase some of
the INBio publications featured in our “Germane Literature“ section.
All INBio publications currently in press can be ordered on-line with a credit card
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