The Taxasphere, etc.
STEVE YOUNG 703-235-5593
YOUNG.STEVE at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Wed Feb 2 22:44:00 CST 1994
Greetings! I'm interested in what this community thinks of
the ideas of Dr. Dan Janzen, in particular his "Biodiversity:
Use it or Lose It!" approach, and his ideas about the role of
taxonomists in sustainable development. The best reference I
have for his ideas, apart from lecture presentations, is his
paper, "Taxonomy: Universal and Essential Infrastructure for
Development and Management of Tropical Wildland
Biodiversity" in the _Proceedings of the Norway/UNEP Expert
Conference on Biodiversity_, Trondheim, Norway, eds. O. T.
Sandlund and P. J. Sahei, 1993. The paper describes the
notion of "the taxasphere -- a community of international
taxonomists" and the use of the Internet in biodiversity
programs, as well as much more.
Any reaction to Dr. Janzen's ideas? Agreement? Disagreement?
Why? Don't know?
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