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Luis Ruedas, Biology faculty, co-authored a paper, “Taxonomy Based on Science is Necessary for Global Conservation,” published in the journal PLOS Biology, Vol. 16, No. 3. The paper refutes the suggestion that there be a governing body for taxonomy, run b
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Posted: April 2, 2018

Luis Ruedas, Biology faculty, co-authored a paper, “Taxonomy Based on Science is Necessary for Global Conservation,” published in the journal PLOS Biology, Vol. 16, No. 3. The paper refutes the suggestion that there be a governing body for taxonomy, run by conservationists. That idea was published last year in Nature as an opinion piece by two conservation biologists. Ruedas’ paper argues that it is up to the scientific community as a whole to determine via the scientific method whether an act of taxonomy (designation of a species as new, or valid, etc.) does or does not have merit.