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Published: 2020-01-31
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Old and new challenges in taxonomy: what are taxonomists up against?

CeNak, Hamburg University
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NADINE DUPÉRRÉ

Arachnology, collection manager
COI barcoding description diagnosis species Natural history Museum

Abstract

 

Old and new challenges in taxonomy: 1. How is alpha taxonomy coping with Natural History Museum staff and funding shortages? 2. Is alpha taxonomy being falsely portrayed as: the tedious, painstaking, time-consuming labour, the none-accessible, old-fashioned science? 3. How will taxonomists face the trend of naming species based on DNA without morphological diagnosis or description?

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