[Taxacom] Fwd: Re Funding biodiversity?

Sergio Vargas sevragorgia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 14:55:17 CST 2011

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Subject: 	Re Funding biodiversity?
Date: 	Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:52:35 +0100
From: 	Sergio Vargas <s.vargas at lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
To: 	kennethkinman at webtv.net, taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu


just a brief question:

what's real biodiversity research?

and a comment,

>How does this kind of research get priority over real biodiversity research?

I've noticed that funding agencies tend to favor hypothesis-driven
research and to avoid funding long-term inventory work with no clear
outcome but "a list" of what's there and some new species... don't know
just my perception perhaps. But I might be missunderstanding what "real
biodiversity research" is anyways.


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