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Internet Discussion Lists of Interest to Palynologists


The following Internet discussion lists may be of interest to palynologists. Please note that this compilation is not comprehensive; if you know of a list missing from this document which should be included, please contact the author: Florin Neumann, formerly at Department of Geology, University of Toronto

Versions of this article originally appeared in CAP Newsletter 17(2):27-29, 1994, and AASP Newsletter 28(1):20-21, 1995. Latest updates/corrections to this list were made on December 28 1996. Note that some of these mailing lists may have disappeared since this update.

Note: In the following instructions for subscribing to Internet discussion lists, replace the string YourName with your real name, e.g., John Smith.


Alphabetical list of lists


AEROBIOLOGY

Aerobiology: the study of airborne biological particles; their sources, airborne movement and human, animal, plant and ecosystem implications
List address: aerobiol@listserv.uoguelph.ca
List owner: Franco Di-Giovanni
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca an e-mail message (with a blank subject line) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE AEROBIOL YourName
Note: subscriptions are not automatic; requests are forwarded to the list-owner for approval.

ALGAE-L

"Digest information on botany."
List address: algae-l@irlearn.ucd.ie
Moderator: Michael D. Guiry
How to subscribe: Algae-L is not open to automatic subscription. You can either send an e-mail request to join the list to its moderator or to adviser@irlearn.ucd.ie, or send to listserv@irlearn.ucd.ie an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE ALGAE-L YourName
Your request will be forwarded to the list owner automatically.

C14-L

"A list for discussion of anything related to research and applications in radiocarbon dating and related fields (other radioisotope measurement, archaeometry and scientific dating in general, intersections with dendrochronology and palynology, etc.)."
List address: C14-L@listerv.arizona.edu
Moderator: David Sewell
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@listserv.arizona.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE C14-L YourName
Now has a searchable archives at http://listserv.arizona.edu/lsv/www/c14-l.html

COASTNET

Coastal Management and Resources; Geology and Marine Geology.
List address: coastnet@uriacc.uri.edu
Moderator: Robert H. Puffer
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@uriacc.uri.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE COASTNET YourName

COCCOLITHS

"A list for International Nannoplankton Association to encourage fellow nanno workers to interact using e-mail. INA will use coccoliths to send out information or notes of interest to our membership and other interested subscribers."
List address: coccoliths@morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Moderator: Helen Gillespie
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@morgan.ucs.mun.ca an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE COCCOLITHS YourName

DDDNET

Taphonomy and Other Fossil Preservation Issues.
List address: dddnet@uicvm.cc.uic.edu
Moderator: Roy Plotnick
How to Subscribe: Send to listserv@uicvm.cc.uic.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE DDDNET YourName

DIATOM-L

"An electronic distribution list of researchers whose interests involve the diatom algae."
List address: diatom-l@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu
Moderator: P. Roger Sweets
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE DIATOM-L YourName

DINOSAUR

Dinosaurs
List address: dinosaur@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
Moderator: unknown
How to subscribe: Send to listproc@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE DINOSAUR YourName

GEOLOGY

Anything related to earth sciences.
List address: geology@ptearn.cc.fc.ul.pt
Moderator: Pedro Amorim
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@ptearn.cc.fc.ul.pt an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE GEOLOGY YourName

HISTORICAL-GEOLOGY

"Mail Server offered by the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. During the initial stages of this product, the use will be limited to assisting historians in locating archive collections of value to writing mining histories."
List address: Historical-Geology@uwyo.edu
Moderator: unknown
How to subscribe: Send to mailserv@uwyo.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE HISTORICAL-GEOLOGY YourName

IMPNW - Intermountain and Pacific Northwest Herbarium Discussion

Formerly named HERB-L. A discussion list for people interested in herbaria. Matters that relate to herbaria of the Pacific Northwest and/or Intermountain Region (USA).
List address: impnw@listserv.idbsu.edu
List owner: Jim Smith (Boise State University, Idaho, USA).
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@idbsu.idbsu.edu an e-mail message (with a blank subject line) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE IMPNW YourName

ISOGEOCHEM

"The aim of the IsoGeochem list is to promote the exchange of news and information between anyone with an interest in stable isotope geochemistry. The list is intended not only as a discussion forum for isotope geochemists but also as a source of information and help for researchers from other fields interested in applying stable isotopes as an additional tool in their own studies."
List address: isogeochem@moose.uvm.edu
Moderator: Andrea Lini
How to subscribe: Send to listproc@moose.uvm.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE ISOGEOCHEM YourName

MICROPAL

"MicroPal is an electronic bulletin board for micropaleontology."
List address: micropal@ucmp1.berkeley.edu
Moderator: Jere Lipps
How to subscribe: Send to listproc@ucmp1.berkeley.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE MICROPAL YourName

ORG-GEOCHEM

Aims to promote the exchange of news, views and information between anyone with an interest in organic geochemistry. Includes petroleum geochemistry and environmental geochemistry.
List address: org-geochem@mailbase.ac.uk
Moderator: Bryn Jones
How to subscribe: Send to mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE ORG-GEOCHEM YourName

PALCLIME

"Paleoclimate, Paleoecology for late Mesozoic & early Cenozoic periods."
List address: palclime@sivm.si.edu
Moderator: unknown
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@sivm.si.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE PALCLIME YourName

PALAEOBOTANY

"The PalaeoBotany mailing list at RHBNC links together over fifty Palaeobotanists throughout the world."
List address: palaeobotany@vms.rhbnc.ac.uk
Moderator: Philip Taylor
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@vms.rhbnc.ac.uk an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE PALAEOBOTANY YourName

PALEOLIM

"Paleolimnology Forum"
List address: paleolim@lists.ufl.edu
Moderator: Tom Whitmore
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@lists.ufl.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE PALEOLIM YourName

PALEONET

"PaleoNet is a group of linked listservers, gopher holes, www pages, and anonymous ftp sites that provide the paleontological community a means whereby its members can communicate with others."
List address: paleonet@nhm.ac.uk
Moderators: Norman MacLeod and Rich Lane
How to subscribe: Send to listserver@nhm.ac.uk an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE PALEONET

POLLEN-SWEDEN

"List members will receive pollen reports prepared by the Palynological Laboratory of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. These reports are presently restricted to the Stockholm region. The list is also open for discussion about both the reports and the activities of the Palynological Laboratory."
List address: pollen-sweden@nrm.se
Moderator: unknown
How to subscribe: Send to mailserv@nrm.se an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE POLLEN-SWEDEN YourName

POLPAL

"A bulletin board for general exchange of information, news, views, questions and answers in pollination & palynology and related disciplines." (See CAP Newsletter 17(1):15-16, 1994).
List address: polpal-l@listserv.uoguelph.ca
Moderator: J. McGarry
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE POLPAL-L YourName

QUATERNARY

"Canadian Research in Quaternary Science". (See also CAP Newsletter 17(1):15, 1994).
List address: quaternary@morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Moderator: Dave Liverman
How to subscribe: Send to listserver@morgan.ucs.mun.ca an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE QUATERNARY YourName
You may also view the list's archives at http://www.mun.ca/lists/quaternary/

ROCKS-AND-FOSSILS

"The rocks-and-fossils list welcomes amateur and professional rockhounds and fossil enthusiasts world-wide."
List address: rocks-and-fossils@world.std.com
Moderator: Sharon Shea
How to subscribe: Send to majordomo@world.std.com an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE ROCKS-AND-FOSSILS

STAT-GEO

Forum of quantitative methods in geosciences.
List address: stat-geo@lci.ufrj.br
Moderator: Hugo Richard
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@lci.ufrj.br an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE STAT-GEO YourName

VRTPALEO

"The Vertebrate Paleontology Community discussion list."
List address: vrtpaleo@vm.usc.edu
Moderator: unknown
How to subscribe: Send to listserv@vm.usc.edu an e-mail message (no subject) containing only the following line:
SUBSCRIBE VRTPALEO YourName

OTHER EARTH SCIENCE LISTS

Other earth-science-related discussion lists can be found in a compilation called ores.txt (Online Resources for Earth Scientists). The last update (June 1994) wass available via anonymous ftp. The file comprised about 35 mail lists and is approximately 100K in length. ORES was compiled by Bill Thoen. A revised version, by Bill Thoen and Ted Smith, is expected to include about 150 lists and should be available in January 1995. For more information on the ORES compilation, please contact Ted Smith at ted.smith[at]cdmg[dot]uucp[dot]netcom[dot]com.


Compiler of this listing: Florin Neumann, formerly Department of Geology, University of Toronto

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