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JOEL CARLIN is formerly Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental
Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., Saint Peter,
MN 56082. He is currently a Science Teacher at American Pacific International
School, Banpong, Chiang Mai, 50230 Thailand; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.