Like New York, Canada Needs Taxonomists
From NatureServe US: A new report released by the Council of Canadian Academies warns of significant risks to the country’s biodiversity if there is no increased focus and investment in biodiversity science and taxonomic expertise. The report was authored by an expert panel of biodiversity scientists that included Doug Hyde, executive director of NatureServe Canada. CLICK HERE to see the report.
New York State has been without an official State Botanist for years and other taxonomists at the State Musum are set to retire in a few years. We are in a similar situation to Canada.