ertter at UCJEPS.HERB.BERKELEY.EDU
Fri Jun 9 16:36:27 CDT 1995
Robert Raven's comment reminds me of the sign I was thinking of having made:
"Plant Identifications: 10 cents each
Correct Identifications: 10 bucks each"
Though even this is undoubtedly undervaluing the skill level involved.
Barbara Ertter ertter at ucjeps.herb.berkeley.edu
University and Jepson Herbaria
>I am presently trying to design an interactive form that will allow
>ecologists who want spiders identified to establish fairly closely how
>much it will cost for various levels of error, eg. I do it all ("0%
>error) to you do it all (80% error). Granting agencies here are funding
>only about 80% of the requested fund on each grant, at best and taxonomy
>is what gets dropped out of these proposals because I think it isn;t well
>enough documented what they get.
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