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Adolf Ceska aceska at VICTORIA.TC.CA
Mon May 18 10:55:23 EST 1998


                                                   
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No. 193                              May 18, 1998

aceska at victoria.tc.ca                Victoria, B.C.
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 Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
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REED  ROLLINS,  HARVARD  PROFESSOR  AND  MEMBER  OF THE NATIONAL
   ACADEMY, DIES AT 86
   
From: "David E. Boufford" <boufford at oeb.harvard.edu>

Reed C. Rollins, the Asa Gray  Professor  of  Systematic  Botany
Emeritus  and  director of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard Univer-
sity from 1948 to 1978, died April 28, 1998. He was 86.

Born in Lyman,  Wyoming,  he  graduated  with  honors  from  the
University   of   Wyoming,  reached  his  master's  degree  from
Washington State University and his Ph.D. from Harvard in  1941.
A member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard from 1937 to 1940,
he joined Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1948.

Before  coming to Harvard, Rollins served as associate professor
of biology at Stanford University and as a geneticist for the U.
S. Department of Agriculture. He worked on the Emergency Guayule
Rubber Research Project for the U. S. Department of  Agriculture
during World War II. His research covered many areas in taxonomy
and  genetics  but the primary focus of his work was on the mus-
tard family, Brassicaceae. He  was  a  member  of  the  National
Academy  of  Science  and  the  American  Academy  of  Arts  and
Sciences.

He leaves his wife Kathryn; a daughter, Linda White of  Hingham;
a  son, Richard of Portland, Ore.; stepdaughters, Sydney Roby of
Baltimore and Helen Roby of Toronto, Ontario; a  sister,  Aileen
Carter of Tulsa, OK and a brother, Dr. J. P. Rollins of Phoenix,
Arizona.

Contributions  may  be  made  to  the  Reed  C. Rollins Fund for
Botanical Field Work in care of the Harvard University Herbaria,
22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138.

A memorial service will  be  held  at  the  Memorial  Church  on
Friday,  May 22, at 2 p.m. Contact: Professor Donald H. Pfister,
22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: 617-495-2368

Editorial note:
One of Dr. Rollins' last papers was the  description  of  a  new
species  of  Lesquerella  from  central Washington discovered by
Kathryn Beck and Florence Caplow (see BEN # 146):

Rollins, R.C., K.A. Beck & F.E.  Caplow.  1996.  An  undescribed
   species   of  Lesquerella  (Cruciferae)  from  the  State  of
   Washington. Rhodora 97 ("1995"): 201-207.

In 1993, Dr. Rollins published a monumental work on Brassicaceae
in North America:

Rollins, Reed C.  1993.  The  Cruciferae  of  continental  North
   America: systematics of the mustard family from the Arctic to
   Panama.  Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 976
   p.


BOTANY BC - JULY 9 TO 11, 1998 - PEACE RIVER BREAKS, TAYLOR, BC
From: Craig Delong <SDELONG at mfor01.for.gov.bc.ca>

Thursday, July 9

-  option to leave Prince George for Taylor (near Fort St. John)
   at 10:00 a.m. for a tour up  through  Pine  Pass;  arrive  in
   Taylor at 6:00 p.m.
-  meeting  in  Taylor  at  community  hall from 8 p.m. to about
   12:00 p.m. for information, fun, and talks (any volunteers!?)

Friday, July 10

-  riverboat tour along Peace River to  look  at  various  plant
   communities
-  group  BBQ  scheduled for approximately 4:30-5 p.m. at Taylor
   Landing (boat launch and provincial park)

Saturday, July 11

-  half day scheduled to tour wetland  sites  and  look  at  any
   other important local plant communities

Accommodations

District of Taylor Municipality

For  those  wanting  the  comfort  of a nice, warm bed at night,
there is: 
  1.  Taylor Lodge (250) 789 3024

For those wanting to brave the outdoors and rough it  a  little,
there is:
  2.  Peace  Island Provincial Park, just south of Taylor 
         contact: Peggy Freeman, caretaker (250) 789 9295

Alternative lodgings, if necessary/desired:

Hotels just south of downtown Fort  St.  John  
  1.  Best  Western Coachman Inn (Mile 47) 1 888 388 9408 
  2.  Northgate Inn (Mile 47) (250) 787 8475

Bed & Breakfast 
  1.  Mile 49 Bed & Breakfast (250) 787 3050

Registration:    Regular Fee - $55.00  Student's Fee - $45.00
   After June,   Regular Fee - $65.00  Student's Fee - $45.00

Please  make cheques for registration fee ONLY payable to Botany
BC Mail to: 

   Botany BC
   c/o BC Ministry of Forests, Research Branch
   3rd Floor, 712 Yates St.
   Victoria, BC V8W 1L6

The Botany BC agenda and registration form is  up  on  ftp  site
142.36.191.210 pub/incoming/botbc as a Word 2.0 document.

For  more  information,  you can contact: 
   Craig DeLong (250) 565 6202 
   Jennifer Lucke (250) 565 6100 
   fax number (250) 565 4349  
   e-mail address: jalucke at mfor01.for.gov.bc.ca


DO YOU KNOW OF THE LOCATION OF ANY BOGS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND?
From: Karen Golinski <golinski at uvic.ca>

I  am  a University of Victoria graduate student and my research
focuses on the ecology and restoration of peat bogs. I am  look-
ing for further study sites to conduct vegetation and hydrologi-
cal  sampling.  If you know of any true bogs (i.e., dominated by
Sphagnum mosses and ericaceous  shrubs)  please  contact  me  at
<golinski at uvic.ca>.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon,

   Karen Golinski


LICHEN WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFICATION OF PELTIGERA WAS SUCCESSFUL
From:  Vivian  Miao <vmiao at thamnolia.terragen.com>, Cari Olson &
   Patrick Wiliston <patrickw at unixg.ubc.ca>

A lichen workshop focussing on the genus Peltigera was  held  at
the  Wells  Gray  Education and Research Centre in Clearwater on
the weekend of April 24 to 26, 1998. The event was organized  by
Patrick  Wiliston,  a  graduate  student  in  Botany at UBC, and
instructed by lichenologist,  Trevor  Goward.  Support  for  the
workshop  was  provided  partially  by  TerraGen Diversity, Inc.
Eleven lichen enthusiasts learned how to recognize and  identify
the  Peltigeras, and became familiar with the ecology of various
species. The workshop consisted of evening and morning lectures,
mid-morning lab work and  afternoon  field  trips.  In  the  lab
component  of  the workshop a majority of the 28 species of Pel-
tigera known to occur in B.C. were examined. Twenty-one  species
were also found in the field.

The  consensus  at  the end of the workshop was that it was very
successful, and that similar workshops should  be  held  in  the
future.  Suggestions  for  genera  to  cover  in the next lichen
workshop are welcome. Please  send  them  to  Patrick  Wiliston,
University   of   British  Columbia,  Vancouver,  B.C.,  e-mail:
<patrickw at unixg.ubc.ca>.


BEAR WITNESS TO THE LOGGING OF JOHNSTON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA
From: Forest Action Network <fanbc at envirolink.org>

(Johnston Creek, BC). The Forest Action Network (FAN) launched a
new website  via  satellite.  Activists  will  bear  witness  to
Interfor's  logging operations in the Great Bear Rainforest. New
images will be uploaded daily onto the Internet on

   http://www.fanweb.org/johnston

Interfor is blasting a road into pristine Johnston Creek valley,
within about 100 feet of salmon bearing waterways at the  valley
floor.  The  Johnston  is  a  major coho salmon run. It has been
identified as "excellent rearing habitat" and "one of  the  best
coho producers in the [Rivers] Inlet."

"Coho  stocks  are  facing extinction and only 20% of BC's rain-
forest valleys are still pristine. How can we allow Interfor  to
destroy  yet  another  watershed?"  said  FAN  campaigner  Laura
Chenoweth.

"For the first time, people around the world can witness logging
operations as they happen" said computer programmer  Dave  Olsen
from  on  board  the MV Starlet, FAN's campaign boat at Johnston
Creek.

80% of the major rainforest valleys on the west coast of  Canada
have  already  been lost to logging, and Interfor and other com-
panies will log many of the remaining valleys within the next  5
years.
   
   Forest Action Network
   Box 625, Bella Coola, BC, Canada  V0T 1C0
   TEL 250.799.5800  -  FAX 250.799.5830
   http://www.fanweb.org

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