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Participation


This website and the underlying database were prepared in cooperation with the Orthopterists' Society. The decision to proceed in this manner was deliberate for two reasons:  to provide continuity, and because of the magnitude of the job. The database should be a growing and evolving thing that continues past the careers of those who have responsibility for it from time to time.  This database was inputted by David Eades and his team, from Daniel Otte and Paul Brock's 2003 CD entitled Phasmida Species File: A Catalog of the Stick and Leaf Insects of the World and by reference to changes made in the 2005 book of the same title by Otte & Brock.  It has been subsequently updated by Paul, who will continue to main it.  Someday Paul Brock will relinquish the responsibility, and it will be up to a committee of the Orthopterists' Society to select a successor.  In addition to the matter of continuity, it seems clear the tasks of maintaining the site and updating the database to keep it current are too much for any single person.

Members of the Orthopterists' Society are invited to participate in making this website and database better.  Participation can be at various levels:

The Orthopterists' Society has funds available for support of database work in amounts that vary from year to year.  The Orthoptera Species File Committee is responsible for determining the recipients of such funds.  Committee members are:

Committee members are appointed by the President of the Orthopterists' Society.  The responsibilities of the committee are:

Acknowledgments

In addition to those listed on the home page, Marilyn Beckman, Richard Flood, and Elizabeth Frank have given invaluable assistance in the conversion process.  Paul Pestille and Leanne Wall contributed some of their time to enter various data at the outset, and later on Ed Baker also assisted.  The home page images are from photographs by Paul Brock.


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