Systematics and biodiversity

Wheeler, Quentin D.
June 1995
BioScience;Jun95 Supplement Science Policy, Vol. 45 Issue 6, pS-21
Academic Journal
Emphasizes the significance of systematics in the management and conservation of biodiversity. Benefits of biodiversity; Biodiversity crisis; Taxonomic triage; Biodiversity and public policy; Emphasis on ecosystems; Hierarchies in biodiversity; Creation of an organizing mission for conservation biology.


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