[Taxacom] decline and fall of taxonomy

Dr. David Campbell amblema at bama.ua.edu
Wed Jun 17 16:04:28 CDT 2009

> A simple benefit would be (and this is of course not the sole
> solution),
> if journals would demand proper citation for scientific names,
> instead
> of inline citation with abbreviated authors as nowadays usually is
> the
> case in botany. 

Perhaps a higher proportion of recent papers would get cited if there 
was some requirement to cite what reference was used to identify the 
species, rather than the original author.  This might also highlight 
the need for taxonomists if the basis for the identification is not so 

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA

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