[Taxacom] more dead bodies...

Oscar Vargas oscarvargash at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 09:58:47 CDT 2015

I agree with you Michael,

And, as a community we should show our support with Filardi. I am starting a hashtag in twitter #IstandwithFilardi, please join to the support and try to explain the public the importance of museum specimens in research and conservation.

Please share Filardi’s article in social media


If interested in re-tweeting my post:



Oscar Vargas
PhD Candidate
Graduate Program in Plant Biology
Integrative Biology, Stop C0930
205 W 24th Street
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

On Oct 20, 2015, at 2:34 AM, Michael Heads <m.j.heads at gmail.com> wrote:

> Researcher for NY museum kills rare bird in name of science
> <http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/researcher-ny-museum-kills-rare-bird-science-article-1.2394167>*,
> draws outrage from PETA*
> www.nydailynews.com/.../researcher-ny-museum-kills-rare-bird-science-art...
> Oct 12, 2015 - *Christopher Filardi*, Director of Pacific Programs at the
> American ... New York-based scientist *Christopher Filardi* after he
> discovered the...
> Poor Chris Filardi is getting the witch-hunt treatment for daring to
> collect a specimen. I saw the story first in the UK media, and this
> anti-collecting hysteria is also spreading in other countries. CF's work is
> first-rate and I quoted it several times in my last book, e.g. : 'the
> Solomon Islands have more endemic bird species than any other area of
> similar size in the world (Filardi and Smith, 2005)'. We should be
> supporting his  work, not stamping it out.
> Michael Heads
> -- 
> Dunedin, New Zealand.
> My books:
> Craw, R., J. Grehan, M. Heads. 1999. *Panbiogeography: Tracking the history
> of life*. Oxford University Press, New York.
> http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Bm0_QQ3Z6GUC
> <http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Bm0_QQ3Z6GUC&dq=panbiogeography&source=gbs_navlinks_s>
> Heads, M. 2012.* Molecular panbiogeography of the tropics. *University of
> California Press, Berkeley. www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271968
> Heads, M. 2014.* Biogeography of Australasia:  A molecular analysis*.
> Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. www.cambridge.org/9781107041028
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