Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

Volume 19 No. 1, Spring 2000


Quips and Quotes


General information and editorial notes

News and Notes

Activities at the Entomological Societies' Meeting
Summary of the Scientific Committee Meeting
Symposium on Biodiversity
Yukon book well received

Project Update: seasonal adaptations in insects

The Quiz Page

Jumping Spiders of Canada

Selected Future Conferences

Answers to Faunal Quiz

Quips and Quotes

List of Requests for Material or Information required for Studies of the Canadian Fauna 2000

Cooperation Offered

List of Addresses

Index to Taxa

The reverse side also has a reverse side (Japanese proverb)

 “You can prove almost anything with the evidence of a small enough segment of time. How often, in any search for truth, the answer of the minute is positive, the answer of the hour qualified, the answer of the year contradictory!” (Edwin Way Teale)

 “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
(Jerome K. Jerome) 

“Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself”. (A.H. Weiler) 

“Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything”
(Herb  Caen) 

     “Recently, several authors have raised concerns about the validity of using time-series analysis to detect density dependence. . . . Using non-biological data (the electricity bills of one of the authors), we show how easy it is to be misled by the results of time-series analysis.” (M.D. Hunter and P.W. Price. 1998. Cycles in insect populations: delayed density dependence or exogenous driving variables? Ecological Entomology 23(2): 216-222.)

No comment: “A millenium is something like a centennial, only it has more legs” (Test answer by a school boy)



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