What is your vision about the future of taxonomy?

Thursday, 18 September, 2014

An initiative under the eMonocot Project

This same question is what our colleagues at Kew Gardens have posed and tackled themselves in this contribution to the global taxonomic effort within “Beyond the Gardens” series.

“Beyond the Gardens” is part of a large NERC-funded consortium project called eMonocot. A flagship biodiversity informatics project, target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation involving Kew, NHM London and University of Oxford.

Watch 'The Future of Taxonomy’ film

“Taxonomy is big Science”
DR. Bill Baker. Assistant keeper of the Herbarium
(Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

“Taxonomy is in the centre of the scientific endeavour.
The basic science that gives us the underpinning knowledge of living organisms.
What they are, how they related to one another and… how we can use them”

DR. Paul Wilkin.Plant Taxonomist
(Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

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Keywords:Taxonomy, Future, Biodiversity informatics, Conservation