[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Walker, Ken kwalker at museum.vic.gov.au
Sun Feb 19 16:37:00 CST 2012


Bob wrote:

> In contrast, the day-to-day work of biodiversity science (pests/diseases, flora and fauna surveys, etc etc) is best served by taxonomically limited or geographically limited resources which have been compiled by specialists.

Why then are global social science websites such as Project Noah, iNaturalist, iSpot, Mushroom Observer etc so popular, so well used and provide a vehicle for non-specialists to make a contribution to biodiversity and Biosecurity?

The socialisation of science needs a "Gigantic All-Names All-Species Online Taxonomic Resource (GAAOTR)".

Ken


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