The potential for computer-aided identification in biodiversity research.

  title={The potential for computer-aided identification in biodiversity research.},
  author={Margaret Edwards and D. R. Morse},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={10 4},
Species identification lies at the heart of most ecological studies, but it is recognized as a difficult and often frustrating task. Taxonomists have sought to overcome the difficulties of species identification by developing a range of tools and techniques that have increasingly involved the use of computers. We describe recent developments in computer-aided species identification, which have been in four main areas; multi-access keys; hypertext keys; expert systems; and neural networks. We… CONTINUE READING
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