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On 13 Nov 2013, at 4:36 pm, "Trent Garner" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Florida ainít cheap for those of us coming from across the pond. Have to add in car rental to costs


From: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bruce Morgan
Sent: 13 November 2013 15:40
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: 2015 Symposium Proposals Sought


Gran Canaria is a very sexy location but a bit pricey for some of us. To support Tom's proposal to hold the symposium at the University of Florida allow me to offer an additional inducement.


Those of you from ultima Thule should know that Gainesville, or Hogtown as it is properly known, is entirely unlike the rest of Florida, which is a dreary flat expanse of expressways and commercialism. Instead, our small yet cosmopolitan southern town features rolling forested hills with lakes, streams, and beautiful nearby springs. The city is so deeply green that it is nearly invisible from the air. Nearby Paynes prairie was once the snakeyest known place on earth; though sadly those days have passed, primarily in my opinion due to Ranavirus. We are justly famed for our alligators, many large examples of which live within the city limits. It is arguable that we have the greatest per capita concentration of herpetologists on the planet, the woods are full of them. The downtown nightlife is not for the weak of heart, this is after all a college town.


Just south of town is a mythical place known as Wacahoota. There I am privileged to own 22 acres of magnificent old growth forest. Many of my ancient oaks have trunks exceeding twenty feet in circumference, and are hung with moss and other epiphytes. I have carefully restored the forest such that there are numerous trails and beautiful glens perfect for camping. Symposium participants are free to do so for as long as they wish, and to use the facilities of my rustic cabin as need be. The backyard features a large party area which has often hosted gatherings of naturalists from around the world. Should this come to pass there will be a big bonfire and I will prepare a fine repast of roasted armadillo. You will have to bring your own beer.


So there you have it, a free place to camp and party in paradise!


Bruce J. Morgan
Environmental Designs
POB 1519
Archer, FL 32618 USA
352 495 9748




In a message dated 11/13/2013 9:48:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

Iíll withhold my South Dakota proposal because I donít want to ruin Rachel's and Tomís hopes.  I mean who wouldnít pick South Dakota over these?


Jake Kerby, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Missouri River Institute

University of South Dakota

Biology Department

414 E. Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069

Office: (605) 677-6170


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Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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Subject: Re: 2015 Symposium Proposals Sought


Gran Canaria v Florida. Tough call


From: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas Waltzek
Sent: 12 November 2013 21:57
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Subject: Re: 2015 Symposium Proposals Sought


Hi Amanda,

      Jim and I are putting together a UF initiative together with our wildlife disease group here. Love Rachel's thought also! Cheers - T


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Rachel Marschang <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Amanda,


I am working on putting together a proposal for Gran Canaria together with the EAFP. I will do my best to be on time. It took me a while to get started, what with the new job.





2013/11/12 Amanda Duffus <[log in to unmask]>

Dear GRC,

This is just a reminder that proposals for the 2015 International Symposium on Ranaviruses are sought.

Instructions on how to prepare the proposal can be found by following the link below.

Proposals are due by November 22nd, 2013.

Please feel free to email me at this address of Dr. Gray ([log in to unmask]) if you have any questions.

All the Best,

Amanda Duffus Ph.D.


Global Ranavirus Consortium



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