[Taxacom] a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, .... "taxonomy" among the worst horrors. - UPDATE

Alastair Culham a.culham at reading.ac.uk
Thu Mar 19 04:32:18 CDT 2009

Its seems that even in the LGA some people know the importance of taxonomy!
Edited highlights below.

Dear Alastair

Thank you for your email....
As for your own profession - may I be bold and suggest that I am not sure
that Sun readers know what your profession does and I certainly convinced
that there aren't many taxonomists in councils (or if there are then they
are a rare breed!).
I have been set straight by one of my colleagues who tells me your work is
vital to the world in general. 

best wishes
Head of News
Local Government Association


Dr Alastair Culham
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics
Plant Science Laboratories
School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading
Reading, RG6 6AS

Senior Resident Tutor, Lakeside Group
Programme Director, MSc Plant Diversity
School Learning Technology Coordinator
Associate Editor, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

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