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Type: Editorial
Published: 2020-01-31
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Challenges for the future of taxonomy: talents, databases and knowledge growth

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin Invalidenstaße 43 10115 Berlin Germany
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road E, Guelph (ON) N1H 2W1, Canada
taxonomy barcoding morphology


In this essay we want to shed some light on selected subjects of taxonomy that we think are worth looking at: the problems of the taxonomic workforce, the taxonomic knowledge growth based on the use of databases and web-portals and some suggestions for quality improvements in molecular databases for the benefit of the scientific community, conservation practitioners, regulators, policy-makers and citizen-scientists.


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