Conservation to the rescue of taxonomy
Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 12, Number 6, June 2003 , pp. 1113-1117(5)
Biodiversity studies and conservation measures depend on good and up-to-date taxonomic data. General faunistic lists are the result of long periods of sampling. How many species on a global list are actually living in an area can only be answered by updating inventories. The progressive disappearance of taxonomic specialists and the undervaluation of their work is not only unjustified, but could lead to specialists from other disciplines working with meaningless data.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, Madrid, E-28006, Spain (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) 2: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, Madrid, E-28006, Spain
Publication date: 2003-06-01