Monday, May 26, 2008

An inordinate fondness for systematics

The title of this posting is from the blog Catalogue of Organisms. Some of you may think it's a bit weird to be interested in taxonomy in the 21st century. If you think that way then you haven't been paying attention to what's going on in biology these days.

Christopher Taylor, the blogger at Catalogue of Organisms, has just posted an article about why it's important to pay attention to systematics [Poor Taxonomic Practice takes some F****ing Liberties!]. Read what he has to say.1 You can tell from the title of his posting that he feels strongly about the subject.

1. Especially the part about the botched attempt to save a native American species, Spartina foliosa.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link. I did smile a little, though, at "naive American species" - poor little innocent Spartina!