Our Discovery Mission
Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to discover and document all remaining Australian species of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms ... in a generation.
How on Earth are we going to do this?
Roundtable 9: How can we best build the required workforce for our mission?
Mike Bayly & Andy Austin
Taxonomy clearly needs skilled people (at least until AI puts us all out of a job and we can go on a permanent field trip or holiday). And this mission clearly needs more skilled people than we have at present. This roundtable will consider issues around the taxonomic workforce, including:
What type of workforce will we need over the 25 years if this mission?
How will we train and build this workforce?
What important skills are currently in shortest supply, and how will we redress this?
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