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?

13_Marina_Cheng_Henbury_BB_©Bush_Blitz.

Roundtable 7: What can (and should) change in current practice to enable our mission?

Session 2

Mark Harvey

Leader(s):

Taxonomy has a rich history and tradition. A downside of this is that some practices that may once have been strengths may now be weaknesses. This roundtable will critically examine all aspects of current taxonomic business-as-usual and try to identify those practices that remain valuable and those that we should consider changing to help with this mission. Issues examined will include:

  • Is the traditional taxonomic revision fit-for-purpose for an all-species mission?

  • What publication practices serve us well and which do not?


47 people have registered for this session

Ryan O'Donnell

University of New England

Kit Prendergast

Curtin University

Gill Brown

Queensland Herbarium

Ashley Field

Queensland Herbarium, Department of Environment and Science

Marco Pellegrini

Independent researcher

Andy Austin

Biological Sciences, Adelaide University

Jon Lewis

CSIRO (volunteer)

Rose Andrew

University of New England

Nicole Kearney

Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia (Museums Victoria)

Doug Palmer

ALA

Barry Fordham

Australian National University

Madalene Giannotta

UofA, ANU, and ANIC

Kit Prendergast

Curtin University

Herve Sauquet

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

Lisa Kirkendale

Western Australian Museum

Ely Wallis

Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO)

Bryan Lessard

CSIRO

Renee Catullo

ANU

Anne Fuchs

CANBR/ABRS

Doug Palmer

ALA

Lizzy Joyce

James Cook University

Helen Kennedy

University of New England

Darren Crayn

James Cook University

Caine Barlow

Nerida Wilson

Western Australian Museum

Nik Tatarnic

Western Australian Museum

Bevan Buirchell

Western Australian Herbarium

Ben Parslow

South Australian Museum

Duncan Farquhar

ecoconnect.me

Kathryn Hall

Queensland Museum

Braxton Jones

The University of Sydney

Volker Framenau

Murdoch University

Ely Wallis

Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO)

Greg Whitbread

taxamatics

Matthew Watters

Deakin University

Ethan P. Beaver

South Australian Museum

Donald Hobern

International Barcode of Life Consortium

Pat Hutchings

Australian Museum

Mark Harvey

Western Australian Museum

Francesco Martoni

Agriculture Victoria Research - AgriBio

Gill Brown

Queensland Herbarium

Wayne Gebert

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Lauren Hughes

Natural History Museum London

Haylee Weaver

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Leela Maya Rizal

The University of Queensland

Raees Khan

The University of Adelaide

Tom May

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

TaxonomyAustralia_logo_inverted.png