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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2009.12.02 at 09:05:07(20373)|
sorryto read this in the aroid-L.
And it isreally a shame that Wageningen gives up your scientific work and thecollection, too.
The best aspect in thisbad case is that the collection seem to be in good hands.
Heads up, Lord. P.(ositive) , and all the best foryou,
> Date:Fri, 27 Nov 2009 17:52:28 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] RelocationAmorphophallus collection Wageningen
> From: "WilbertHetterscheid"
> To:"'Discussion of aroids'"
> Dear friends,
> Some of you already knowthis but several months ago Wageningen
> University decided toclose down its botanical gardens and to
> terminate scientificcuration of the collections. Also the tropical
> greenhouseneeds to me emptied by Jan. 1st 2010. You can imagine that
> thelast months have been hard for me and my colleagues as we must now
> find new jobs and have to leave a good deal of our lives' workbehind
> Another consequence is that Ihad to find a botanical garden fit and
> willing to harbour theenormous Amorphophallus collection (1500+
> plants). I am happythat the botanical garden of Hamburg University
> has adoptedthe collection and it will remain available for scientific
>research and I will be allowed to co-coordinate matters concerning
> the collection. Therefore I will still be available to you allfor
> questions etc. Material requests will not be as easilyfulfilled as
> before (or equally difficult........).
> This is what happens when economy takes over science &education.
> Wilbert (aka Lord Phalless).
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