[Taxacom] FW: Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Dr. David Campbell amblema at bama.ua.edu
Thu Feb 4 09:43:58 CST 2010

Quoting Robin Leech <releech at telus.net>:

> Question.  Does a professional have to have degrees, or can a
> professional
> be someone recognized by experts in the field as being another
> expert?

In malacology, I know of several excellent workers whose employment has 
nothing to do with malacology (though some had academic training in 
malacology).  On the other hand, the name that immediately comes to mind 
for irresponsible splitting has good academic credentials and an academic 

Dr. David Campbell
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Department of Biological Sciences
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University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA

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