[Taxacom] artucle on taxonomy

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Fri Feb 26 23:32:38 CST 2010

Curtis Clark wrote:

"How do you describe new biodiversity when you have no way of knowing what is new?"

We don't need EoL, CoL, GBIF or any of the other giant acronymic projects to recognise and describe new biodiversity. The thought that they could ever aim to replace the primary literature (digitised or not) or expert judgement is an alarming one.
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195
Website: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/mesibov.html

More information about the Taxacom mailing list