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Name changes among New Zealand ferns: The good, the bad and the ugly?

Taxonomists often claim they receive insufficient support for their task of describing the world's biodiversity.  But are they their own worst enemies?  Their taxonomic changes often attract ire.  We've still much to learn about the evolutionary history of life, but how much change is appropriate, and who decides?  Leon will argue that it is important to minimise taxonomic changes while maintaining a taxonomy that still reflects evolutionary relationships, using New Zealand examples.  You can decide what's good, bad or ugly!

Date Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Time 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,Staff,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,All University
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentBotany
LocationCastle 1
CostNo cost.
Contact NameKatherine van der Vliet
Contact Phone+64 3 479-7577
Contact Emailbotany@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttps://www.otago.ac.nz/botany/news/

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