I am pleased to report that Dr. Rob Guralnick has agreed to join the Editorial Committee for our project. He succeeds Bob Hershler, who resigned as the Pacific regional coordinator last month, citing other commitments.
Rob is a 1999 Ph.D. from Dave Lindberg's lab at Berkeley. He is so skilled, both with molecules and with computers, that he went straight from grad school to win Shi-Kuei Wu's old post at the University of Colorado Museum.
It occurs to me that quite a few of you have joined this list since the EdComm was established 8/99, and may not know who these folks are or what they do. The EdComm is a group of eight malacologists, organized regionally, who provide oversight and guidance to the FWGNA project. They served as "Principal Investigators" for the NSF proposals we submitted in 1999 and 2000, and will edit the final products (both print and electronic) when we get to that stage (still quite a few years down the road.) Names and contact info follow:
- Steve Ahlstedt - Eastern Mississippi. USGS Knoxville, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ken Brown - Western Mississippi. Louisiana State University, email@example.com
- Rob Dillon - Southern Atlantic. College of Charleston, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rob Guralnick - Pacific. University of Colorado, email@example.com
- Paul Johnson - Eastern Gulf. Southeast Aquatic Research Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eileen Jokinen - Great Lakes. Sault Ste. Marie, email@example.com
- Bob McMahon - Western Gulf. U. Texas Arlington, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dave Strayer - Northern Atlantic. Inst. Ecosystem Studies, email@example.com
And keep in touch!