Taxonomy for the twenty-first century

Nico Mario Franz nmf2 at CORNELL.EDU
Thu Apr 29 14:30:43 CDT 2004

Taxonomy for the twenty-first century
The April 2004 issue of Philosophical Transactions series B contains
papers of a theme entitled Taxonomy for the twenty-first century, compiled
and edited by Charles Godfray & Sandy Knapp.

Taxonomy, the description and classification of living organisms, is a
science that underpins many areas of current biology.  Today it is
confronted with both challenges and opportunities: the challenges are the
every increasing competition for science funding, the opportunities are
new technologies and methodologies that assist the practice and
dissemination of systematics.  The volume contains a lively set of
articles that describe and debate the current ferment of ideas from which
a new 21st century taxonomy will emerge.  They are accompanied by a series
of short essays by Ed Wilson, Dan Janzen, Peter Crane, Bob May and Peter
Raven which describe their personal views of how the field should develop.

(not sure this has been posted yet on Taxacom - Nico)

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