The role of taxonomy in conserving biodiversity

  title={The role of taxonomy in conserving biodiversity},
  author={J. Mcneely},
  journal={Journal for Nature Conservation},
  • J. Mcneely
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Journal for Nature Conservation
  • No conservationist doubts that taxonomy is an essential tool for understanding biodiversity, as it provides the organising principle for thinking about this vast topic. Thus the reawakening of interest in this scientific discipline is very welcome. Two recent major scientific-technical advances will make taxonomy an even more useful tool for conservation in the coming years. The first advance has been in genetics, or rather genomics. The unravelling of the genetic code of numerous species, not… CONTINUE READING


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