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Published: 2020-01-31
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Three questions: How can taxonomists survive and thrive worldwide?

Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore


Asst. Professor
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Associate Professor
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


taxonomy systematics new species species description developing countries taxonomic impediment data management data standards


The science of taxonomy faces many challenges at present. Many questions remain as to how we can best continue the vital practice of describing and understanding biodiversity. Here, we discuss how best to modernize taxonomy, how we might improve taxonomy in developing countries, and how taxonomists can better interface with other fields to better science as a whole.



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