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          EMAIL NEWSLETTER -  21 DECEMBER 1994

In This Issue:

      1)  Editor's Note
      2)  Email addresses for Protistologists
      3)  Book Project - Concepts and Experiments in
      4)  The Money Hunt
           PEET Update
      5)  News of Colleagues
           a) Birth announcement - Lynn Rothschild
	   b) Louise Goggin - new email address
	   c) Paddy Patterson update	
      6)  Upcoming Meetings
      7)  ISEP-10 Group Photo
      8)  Membership Form
      9)  Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa - Prepublication Sale

1)  Editor's Note
     Charley O'Kelly, Newsletter Editor

Here's hoping you're enjoying the holiday season and all that goes
with it.

But, just in case you need a laugh, or maybe something novel for
that New Year's costume party (or the dreaded First Lecture of the
New Year), consider the following.  Lynn Rothschild sent it to me
from Carolyn Bird, who found it in the catalogue of the "Herbarium
Supply Company" [which is a real company; email me for info if you
wish, none of us three has any affiliation with it] and posted it 
in the ALGAE-L email newsgroup.

> > The Linnean Wig -- dignified, classical, ideal for your next
> > presentation.  Creates an air of instant credibility.  Reflect
> > enhanced knowledge of your subject.  Show your respect for the
> > past.  Be the first in your department (to have one)!

Carolyn adds:

> Clearly a must for those of us botanists, especially taxonomists, who
> are having credibility problems nowadays!

> For only US$34 you can obtain this marvellous adjunct to your most
> stifling lecture ..."

Yes, but for the full effect, you need the gown too ... and I suppose a
cane wouldn't be out of place.  :-)  Anybody got any images of Ernst
Haeckel, and period costumes to go with them?


The Newsletter reads best, I think, when we all share items like this
among ourselves.  It's also easier for the Editor to prepare :-).
I welcome any items you'd care to pass along. 

Tim Littlejohn tells me there have been 220 or so logins to the ISEP
World Wide Web archive since the first of November.  Have you had 
a chance to browse this archive yet?  Any problems?  Tim and I would
like to have your feedback.  Even if it's to say "it's a great idea
but we can't access the World Wide Web here".  In case you don't
have the URL address on file:



We are still working on the Membership Directory, with hopes of having it
ready early in the New Year.  Also, the hardcopy edition of the Newsletter
should be ready for mailing sometime near the end of January.  If you know
of a member who has changed address recently, or who has a functional email
address but is not getting these email newsletters, let me know and I will
try to get matters set right.  At my last assessment, the email newsletter
reaches less than half of the membership - and I can't believe that all these
people don't have email.  Any and all assistance appreciated.


Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the New Year!

2)  Email Addresses for Protistologists
       Charley O'Kelly

Glenn Herrick of the University of Utah, in collaboration with
Dan Jacobsen of Johns Hopkins University, has compiled a list of
email addresses for persons associated with the field of 
protistology.  A number of ISEP members are listed here, but some
listings have obsolete addresses, and many members do not appear at

You can access this list through the ISEP WWW site (click on 
"Other Internet databases/newsgroups on protists", located at the 
bottom of the ISEP "home" (first) page, to find it), or through gopher 


The list resides in the subdirectory "Searching for Biologists".  If
you're having trouble locating the list, let your systems administrator,
or Tim Littlejohn or myself, know.

Once you are there, you will discover several tools for using the
directory, including a tool for adding and updating directory 
information.  You can add your name and address, or correct the 
entry that's there.  Note, though, that the additions/corrections are 
not made instantaneously; the tool sends an email message to Glenn and 
Dan, who then assemble the information and update the database at intervals.

As I mentioned, there are lots of omissions and errors in the list as 
it now stands.  In my opinion, the more correct and up-to-date such
databases are, the better it is for everybody.  However, I will make no 
changes to this Directory from ISEP lists, or offer any data from our 
archives, in the absence of a specific request to do so.  If you want 
me to check your entry, let me know, otherwise over to you.

3)  Book Project - Concepts and Experiments in Protozoology
       Mark Farmer (Newsletter Editor, Society of Protozoologists)

Mark posted this item in the Usenet newsgroup bionet.protista on
1 December 1994, on behalf of O. Roger Anderson (ora@ldeo.columbia.edu).

Dear Colleague

As one of the initiatives we have identified this year, the Society
of Protozoologists in collaboration with the National Science
Teachers Association will publish a book co-edited by O.R. Anderson
and Marvin Druger titled:  Concepts and Experiments in
Protozoology:  A Practical Guide for the Classroom.  NSTA will
print and distribute the book for us.  This volume is intended to
help teachers use hands-on experiences with protozoa to encourage
students to construct interpretations of major concepts in biology. 
Protozoa provide convenient and often easily manipulated living
organisms to explore experimentally the meanings of major biology
concepts.  We have identified six possible categories of laboratory

1.  Behavior and Motility
2.  Feeding and Nutrition
3.  Physiology and General Metabolism
4.  Reproduction
5.  Ecology and Population Biology
6.  Genetics and Evolution
7.  Diversity and Abundance

Each laboratory activity should be designed to explore some major
biological concept or principle.  The overall emphasis will be on
the adaptation of organisms to their environments as a fundamental
feature of all life.  If you have recommendations for appropriate
experiments or laboratory demonstrations using protozoa, we invite
you to submit a brief description of the laboratory experience.  We
are particularly interested in new, creative laboratory
experiences, although standard ones for protozoology that may not
be familiar to teachers would also be appropriate.

The description should include the following:

1.  Title of the laboratory experiment, the major concept(s) in
biology illustrated by the laboratory experience, and a general
statement of the biological significance of the experience as a
rationale for the experience.  That is, how does the concept
illustrated relate to other major biological ideas, or to what
extent is the experience useful as a way of gathering information
in biological research.
2.  Objectives of the experience.  A brief statement of the purpose
of the laboratory experience.
3.  Materials and equipment required.
4.  A brief outline of the procedures for the laboratory
experiment.  This need be only a brief outline at this point.  We
will ask you for a more complete description if we can incorporate
your proposed chapter in our book.
5.  Supplementary information to the teacher that may be useful in
implementing the experience such as pitfalls to avoid, possible
linkages to other laboratory experiences typically used in
secondary school and/or college teaching, etc.

At this point we request only a basic outline as above, perhaps one
to three pages.  We will be in communication with you in the near
future when we have reached a decision on what contributions can
eventually be incorporated into the book.  On the whole, we
anticipate that the final contribution will be no more than 5 or 6
pages single-spaced.  Therefore, we hope that this will not be an
unreasonable burden and will also make a very helpful contribution
to enhancing biological education, especially at the pre-college
level.  Please send your outline to:  O.R. Anderson, Biological
laboratories, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia
University, Palisades, NY  10964

Please try to submit your outline by January 31, 1995.  We
appreciate your cooperation in this unique endeavor between two
major Societies to improve science learning.  thank you for your
consideration of this request.  A sample outline is attached for
your convenience.


Title:  Ecological succession

          Rationale:  The concept of succession is a major idea in
ecology and applies to the time-dependent processes of changes in
community structure occurring in a wide variety of habitats
including wide ranging aquatic and terrestrial environments.  To
enhance the development of the concept by direct experience and
illustrate the dynamics of changes in populations with time,
protozoa provide a convenient tool for classroom applications. 
this experience is readily adapted to a wide variety of classroom
locations including urban settings.

           Objective:  To illustrate the concept of succession in an
aquatic community and to examine some of the variables that may
account for differences among varying habitats.

1.  Compound light microscope with at least 40X objective.
2.  Gallon size glass jars (two or more).
3.  Pond water or aged tap water.
4.  Soil or pond water with sediment as a source of protozoa.
5.  Hay, dried wheat, leaves, or other source of organic matter as
6.  Droppers with rubber bulbs.

1.  Fill each of 2 gallon jars about 3/4 full with pond water or
aged tap water.
2.  Add about a tablespoon of good quality soil from a park or
other area with vegetation to each of the gallon jars.
3.  In one of the jars add some organic matter such as hay, dried
wheat, or other dry organic matter as a source of nutrients.
4.  Place each of the jars under fluorescent illumination or on a
window sill where they will remain cool and receive indirect
sunlight (a north window is often suitable).
5.  At regular intervals over a period of two weeks, sample the
water at different levels in the jar and describe the kinds of
protozoa and photosynthetic organisms present.
6.  Tabulate the data showing how the kinds of organisms change
over time.
7.  Examine the data from the two jars and determine if there are
differences in the kinds of organisms observed and their changes
with time in relation to the presence or absence of organic matter.

     Information for the teacher:  This experience can be modified
to include the effects of pollutants on the kinds of protista
observed and their composition over time.  the findings from this
experience can be generalized to other ecosystems such as
successions in oceanic environments, and plant and animal
successions on land.

4)  The Money Hunt
     Charley O'Kelly

"The Money Hunt" highlights potential sources of funds for
investigators in protistology, compiled for whatever sources I
can get my actual or virtual hands on.  Anyone who has
information on funding sources, please let me know.  I would
especially like to know about programs from outside North
America, and to have tips on accessing the private funding

Only new items appear in this Newsletter.  A complete listing is 
available in the Money Hunt section of the ISEP WWW Archive.

---- PEET Update -----

As I mentioned in the October email newsletter, I participated in an
open meeting in Washington DC at the end of November to discuss the
new NSF program "Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy".
If you don't already have it, the relevant brochure is NSF94-109 and
is available electronically through NSF's STIS service.  The October
email newsletter (archived in the ISEP WWW site) has further details.

NSF will publish a White Paper near the end of January that will
summarize the deliberations of the ca. 40 taxonomists assembled.  The
White Paper is intended to serve both as a guide to proposers and a
guide to reviewers of PEET proposals.  My email address (on ISEP's
behalf) is on NSF's mailing list.  When the White Paper is available,
I'll let folk know through the Newsletter, and the entire document
will be archived in the WWW site; it will also be available through

I'll be happy to give a brief preliminary synopsis of what is likely to 
be in the White Paper to anyone who asks.  If there are enough requests,
I'll summarize in the Newsletter (even if I have to present a single-
page Extra Edition).

5)  News of Colleagues

a) Birth announcement - Brooke Justine Rothschild
This announcement should have been in the November email newsletter -
but the required synapses didn't fire.  oops ... but I managed to
remember this time, Lynn!

> Announcing the arrival of a neonatal lab assistant to Lynn Rothschild, 
> Brooke Justine, on June 30, 1994 (note the unfortunate proximity to 
> ISEP meeting...)  Outside reviews include, "She is the most beautiful 
> baby I've ever seen" and "She looks just like Elizabeth Taylor".  
> Internal reviews include "Little tiny hands, little tiny feet" (Big 
> Brother Kyle, age 2.4). 

b) Louise Goggin's address

Louise moved back to Oz from Prince Edward Island, Canada,
last northern autumn.  The address change she posted then lacked a 
few essentials, such as an email address.  The updated version is below.

	Louise Goggin
	Department of Parasitology
	The University of Queensland,
	Brisbane, QLD  4072 
		tel:    (61) 7 3651475
		fax:    (61) 7 3651588
		email:  palgoggi@mailbox.uq.oz.au

The former email address is the one Louise provided.  The
latter one is the one that appears on the From: line in her
email messages.  I presume both work, but I've only tested
the latter.

c) Paddy Patterson update

Quote:  "Just let them know I am now well enough to be at the end of
an email line."  And to contribute information and ideas to the 
bionet.protista newsgroup, not to mention keeping me on my
protistological toes (is that a mixed metaphor?).  Keep 'em
flyin', mate!	

6)  Upcoming Meetings

Only new items are listed in this Newsletter.  A complete listing is
available in the Upcoming Meetings section of the ISEP WWW Archive.

Have I missed a meeting of interest?  Drop me a line!

-----  Dates for ICOP-10 -----

The dates for the International Congress of Protozoology have been
set for 28 July to 1 August 1997, inclusive.  The venue is Sydney,

For more information, contact:

	Professor D. J. Patterson
	School of Biological Sciences A08
	University of Sydney
	Sydney, NSW  2006
	   tel:  (61) 2 351 2438
	   fax:  (61) 2 351 4119
	   email: paddy@extro.ucc.su.oz.au

7)  ISEP-10 Group Photo

ISEP-10 registrants or other ISEP members who would like a copy of 
the Group Photograph taken at ISEP-10 should contact Mark Ragan at  mark@imb.Lan.nrc.ca  before 31 January 1995.

8)  ISEP Membership Form

[ 1 ]  Make a hard copy of the form below.

[ 2 ]  Airmail it, with your dues, to the ISEP Treasurer.

[ 3 ]  Send Tim Littlejohn (tim@bch.umontreal.ca) or Charley
	O'Kelly (okellyc@bch.umontreal.ca) a message to let us
	know you've signed up.

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Postal address:

City, state/province, country:

Postal code:

Telephone number:

Fax number:

E-mail address:

Membership dues are US$ 25 (*) for two years.

[  ] I enclose for ISEP membership for the years 199__ through

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(*) Please remit US$ 25 per two years' membership to:

       Dr Jerome J. Motta
       Department of Botany
       University of Maryland
       College Park, MD 20742  USA

   Payment may be made by personal cheque (within the USA),
    bank money order or bank draft, international money order,
    or postal money order.

   Currently, payment must be made in U.S. dollars.

   We can accept payment for two, four, or more years. 

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9)  Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa - Prepublication Sale

                           2nd Edition
     (including all groups classically considered protozoa)

John J. Lee, Gordon F. Leedale, David Patterson & Phyllis Bradbury

*Completely revised and updated by 68 experts in their fields.
*Expanded coverage (with a goal to mention every valid modern
genus).  Estimated 750 pages.
*Over 4,200 figures, illustrations, and drawings (more than half
*Organized by monophyletic assemblages using latest higher group
taxonomic consensus wherever clear.
*Easy to use taxonomic keys to each chapter.
*Glossary explaining all the technical terms used int he book.
*Organism and subject indices.
*Desk top published by the Society of Protozoologists to keep costs
low and purchase price affordable for students.

                       Prepublication Sale
                   Publication due Fall, 1995

Payment must accompany order.  Advance payment will help underwrite
costs of publication.  Checks payable to "Society of Protozoologists".

                    Advance Sale Price $65.00

Offer good only until June 30, 1995 - (Post publication price $75 -


Name_____________________________  Mail to:

Address _________________________  Society of Protozoologists
                                   C/O Allen Press
_________________________________  P.O. Box 1897
                                   Lawrence, Kansas  66044-9997
_________________________________  USA

Enclosed is a check or money order for ______ copies of the I.G.