[Taxacom] Fwd: Re Funding biodiversity?

Silvio Nihei silvionihei at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 08:57:14 CST 2011

Besides the systematic view, one might want to know whether a given species
or clade occurs in a given area. Simply listing species is not a trivial
task, hence a list of species implies more than a sequence of
taxonomically/alphabetically listed taxa. To know that a species or clade is
present or absent (if sampling has been good enough) in a given area implies
a number of explanatory hypothesis to understand why the species occur (or
not) in that area.

Best wishes,

Silvio Shigueo Nihei
Departamento de Zoologia
Instituto de Biociências - USP
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05508-900 - São Paulo/SP - Brasil
Phone +55 11 30917511
E-mail: silvionihei at gmail.com, silvionihei at ib.usp.br
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Editor, Revista Brasileira de Entomologia (Section: Systematics, Morphology
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