[Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?

Zack Murrell murrellze at appstate.edu
Wed Jun 27 16:46:13 CDT 2012


I don't think this is a naive question.  Our speciocentricism leads us to
categorize things as crops, invasives, weeds, natives and non-natives. Species have been moving across the planet since life began, yet we view
Homo sapiens migrations, along with those co-migrating species, as something
different.  I suspect this leads to all sorts of twisted logic in how we
view conservation, migrations and distributions of species.


Zack Murrell
Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium
Director, SouthEast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC)
Department of Biology
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

On 6/26/2012 10:29 PM, Mark Wilden wrote:
> This is no doubt an incredibly naive question, but how long will it
> take before humans and their artifacts are considered part of
> "nature"?
> ///ark
> Mark Wilden
> Web Applications Developer
> California Academy of Sciences
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