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|NOTE: This website is intended to stimulate
and guide discussions regarding the appropriate role of the
Flora Committee of the
Virginia Academy of Science. It includes suggestions and comments
by members of the committee and others interested in the promotion of a
understanding of the flora of Virginia.
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information regarding the exciting new
Flora of Virginia project.
Visit the Flora of Virginia
Website at http://www.vnps.org/vaflora.htm
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the periodic up-dates of progress:
Update: August 22,
BIT OF HISTORY!!!
The Virginia Academy of Science established the Flora Committee
standing committee of the Academy. According to Article 3, Section 12
of the VAS bylaws, the responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:
The Virginia Flora Committee shall:
1. Promote the study of and publications of the flora and
vegetation of Virginia
2. Sponsor symposia and conferences on the ecology, conservation,
and preservation of the plant life of Virginia
3. Disseminate botanical information to all who are interested in
the flora and ecology of Virginia
4. Serve as liaison between the Academy, government bodies, and
institutions, in matters pertaining to the plant life of Virginia
Individually, and as a group, the current Flora Committee
enthusiastically supports the
Flora of Virginia
Visit the website of the Project at http://www.vnps.org/vaflora.htm
The current membership (2002-2003) of the VAS Flora Committee:
- J. Rex Baird, Co- Chair 276-328-6540; Term: 2003-05
- Marion B. Lobstein, Co-Chair 703-257-6643; Term: indef.
- L. Michael Hill 540-828-5426 Term: 2004-05
- Donna M. E. Ware 757-221-2213; Term: 2005-06
- H. Stephen Adams 540-862-4246; Term: 2004-05
- Michael Renfroe, Term: 2005-06 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Clevinger, 540-568-7816 Term: 2004-05 email@example.com
- Jay Stipes, 540-231-7479 Term: 2003-04
- John Hayden, 804-289-8232; Term: 2005-06
- To send an e-mail to all members of the VAS Flora
Suggestions for the Flora web site:
(Compiled from suggestions made by interested
members of the Botany Section, VAS)
1. A brief history of the committe, with a
listing of major accomplishments/activities.
2. Re-establish the periodical publication,
JEFFERSONIA, perhaps in an "electronic" form.
3. A list of publications that could be used in
the identification of plants.
4. Maintain a listing of courses and programs
that are available to the general public.
5. Maintain a listing, with links, of web sites
that are of interest to Virginia botanists. *
6. Links to web sites and e-mail addresses of
all herbaria in Virginia.
7. A "Threatened and Endangered Species" list.
8. Maintain a list of Virginia botanists
willing to be part of a "Speakers Bureau".
9. A list of Native Plant Society chapters,
including addresses and other information.
10. Maintain a list of e-mail, and regular mail,
addresses of Virginia Botanists.
11. A page for helpful information for student
projects, especially those involving floristics.
12. Alternatives to collections of plants in
introductory taxonomy courses.
13. Maintain an up-to-date listing of appropriate
electronic media (CD ROM, video, etc.)
14. Volunteer opportunities (consulting, leading
field trips, etc.)
15. "Shoestring botany". Ideas for common
supplies for teaching botany an any level.
16. A history of botanical exploration in Virginia.
17. Organizations, including commercial, government,
etc. that provide materials, information.
18. A page featuring recent VJAS award winners, with
pictures and abstracts of papers.
19. A page of advice and suggestions for VJAS/Science
Fair student projects.
20. The use of the digital camera as an aid in
introductory taxonomy courses. **
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