[Taxacom] Fwd: Re Funding biodiversity?

Sergio Vargas sevragorgia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 15:07:32 CST 2011


  Then...

how can we change the perception that the "Linnean project" simply 
consist of listing species?

sergio

On 1/28/11 10:02 PM, Richard Zander wrote:
> The Linnaean project is hypothesis-driven and we have been participants for 250 years.
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> Richard H. Zander
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> -------- Original Message --------
> 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
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>
>    Hi,
>
> 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.
>
> sergio
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