declining taxonomists

Russell Shiel shielr at WATSON.CANBERRA.EDU.AU
Wed Jan 10 12:38:39 CST 1996

Apologies all - I may have missed the prelude to Robin Leech's comment on
taxonomists not being replaced by similar, however has anyone posted the
global trend?  For example, at a systematics workshop in Canberra a couple
of years back it was suggested that close to 80% of 'professed' taxonomists
in Australia no longer were.....across all fields......and the future looks
grim for many of the much to do, so few to do it (!)
Russ S (a professed and still employed, albeit edgy, taxonomist!)

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