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The Future of Biogeography

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

in Comparative Biogeography

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780520259454
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944398 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0010
The Future of Biogeography

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This concluding chapter presents the vision for a global biogeography, arguing that biogeography is a Big Science which deserves the attention and resources given to other large-scale, global scientific efforts. Global projects can accelerate species discovery, taxon and area descriptions, and cybertaxonomy, and can set a standard for collaborative scientific research in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: global biogeography; biogeography; Big Science; cybertaxonomy

Chapter.  3782 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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