On the use of taxonomic concepts in support of biodiversity research and taxonomy

Nico Franz, Robert K. Peet, Alan S. Weakley

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Abstract

The current system of nomenclature works well enough for many users and purposes. Linnaean names are both responsive to certain changes in taxonomic perspective and fairly stable. The former is necessary so that taxonomists can express what they learn about nature’s entities and their relationships. The latter helps users such as ecologists understand each other’s results-even if they are separated in space and time. Linnaean names have successfully played the role of a working compromise for 250 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New Taxonomy
PublisherCRC Press
Pages63-86
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781420008562
ISBN (Print)9780849390883
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Franz, N., Peet, R. K., & Weakley, A. S. (2008). On the use of taxonomic concepts in support of biodiversity research and taxonomy. In The New Taxonomy (pp. 63-86). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781420008562