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|
|Contact Name||Katherine van der Vliet|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 479-7577|