[Taxacom] State of taxonomy
R.Govaerts at kew.org
Sat Dec 21 10:34:41 CST 2013
I cite from the paper "Such broadly comparative taxonomic publications, however, were not seen to be increasing in number. It is difficult to imagine taxonomy truly flourishing without a measurable increase in their production."
It is odd that the number of such publications remains stable with (according to the author) a dwindling number of taxonomists. Also surely if the core output remains the same you cannot conclude there is a crisis and by writing"It is difficult to imagine taxonomy truly flourishing without a measurable increase in their production.", it is implied that taxonomy wasn't flourousing before either. It' a shame the author did not go into this further.
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Cooke [elizabeth.cooke at plants.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: 21 December 2013 14:22
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Subject: [Taxacom] State of taxonomy
A commentary in this months issue of New Phytologist on the state of taxonomy may be of interest:
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