The impact of taxonomic change on conservation: Does it kill, can it save, or is it just irrelevant?

@inproceedings{Morrison2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of taxonomic change on conservation: Does it kill, can it save, or is it just irrelevant?},
  author={William R. Morrison and Jamie L. Lohr and Pablo Duchen and Ricardo Wilches and Daniel Trujillo and Michael Mair and Susanne S Renner},
  year={2009}
}
  • William R. Morrison, Jamie L. Lohr, +4 authors Susanne S Renner
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • The important question of taxonomy and its impact on conservation efforts was brought to general attention by Robert May in 1990 with a News and Views article in Nature entitled ‘‘Taxonomy as destiny.” Taxonomy, however, has built-in instabilities that result in name changes, raising the question of whether name changes have a consistent impact on conservation efforts. Our review investigates three possible outcomes of taxonomic change, namely a positive impact on protection efforts, a… CONTINUE READING

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