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Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) Summary of Actions from Scientific Committee Meeting November 2005 (NOTE: Most of the continuing work of the scientific project subcommittees is not listed here, see minute items 4.1.and 4.2.) Item in Subject Roles Deadline Responsibility minutes Items from November meeting: 3.1 Letter to ESC editor about Alert new editor of the Canadian Entomologist. When new editor is Committee faunistics appointed 4.1.1 Grasslands Submit outstanding chapters for Grasslands A.S.A.P. J.D. Shorthouse, R.E. volume to T.A. Wheeler. Roughley and G.G.E. Scudder Communicate with T.A. Wheeler to assist in A.S.A.P. H.V. Danks moving publication forward. Cost publication and consider sponsorship. Report at next H.V. Danks meeting 4.1.2 BSC e-journal of Prepare editorial guidelines. H.V. Danks, S.A. arthropod identification Marshall, editorial board Prepare to launch product. 2006 S. A. Marshall 4.1.3 Terrestrial arthropods of Continue to organize 2006 BioBlitz in Report at next D.W. Langor Newfoundland and Newfoundland. meeting Labrador Contact D. McCorquodale if anyone wishes to As needed Any member collect in Cape Breton prior to BioBlitz. 4.1.7 Invasions and reductions Continue planning for one-day symposium to Report at next D.W. Langor precede 2006 Joint Annual Meeting in meeting Montreal. Item in Subject Roles Deadline Responsibility minutes 4.2.2 Survey web site Send updates to Secretariat for revised web site. February 2006 All project leaders 4.2.5 Arthropods and fire Explore feasibility of preparing a publication to Report at next Subcommittee led by C. follow-up from symposium. meeting Buddle 4.2.8 BSC Award Encourage student applications by promoting Prior to award J. Sweeney award among universities. application deadline in Feb. 4.2.9 Biodiversity sampling Develop Survey proposal; contact P. Bouchard A.S.A.P. N.N. Winchester brief about possible linkage with handbook series. 5 Membership of Scientific Submit names of potential new Committee A.S.A.P. Any member Committee members to J.D. Shorthouse or H.V. Danks. 9 Dates of next meeting Reserve April 20-21, 2006 for Spring meeting At once All members in Ottawa. Outstanding items from April 2005: 6.1.2 Arthropods of Canada Prepare a definitive plan including cost A.S.A.P S.A. Marshall e-journal estimates. Prepare expert submissions for ejournal. A.S.A.P Any member 188.8.131.52 Family key project Adapt material from the Insect families of BC 2006 G.G.E. Scudder for the BSC ejournal. Consider preparing an electronic version of the when launched G.G.E. Scudder Myriapod key for the BSC ejournal. 6.1.3 Terrestrial arthropods of Prepare an entry requesting Newfoundland A.S.A.P. D.W. Langor Newfoundland and material for the Survey’s list of requests. Labrador 6.2.2 Faunal analysis project Continue to solicit updates. A.S.A.P. R.E. Roughley Item in Subject Roles Deadline Responsibility minutes 6.2.4 Databasing Send list of received data for database of A.S.A.P. R.E. Roughley localities to Scientific Committee members with request for additions. Rationalize data in preparation for loading on the BSC web. 6.2.6 Endangered species Prepare proposal for a multi-authored, Circulate proposal S.A. Marshall authoritative treatment of potentially rare before next meeting insects.
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