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An advocate for taxonomic research in Australia
Taxonomic capability in Australia is declining especially our ability to identify invertebrates. I summarise the importance of being able to accurately identity our fauna and the consequences of failure. I then explore previous attempts to reverse this situation by myself and co-workers and try to explain why these attempts have failed and how it can be rectified in the future to ensure the long term taxonomic capacity in Australia..
PC17033 Accepted 17 November 2017
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