Challenges to taxonomic information management: how to deal with changes in scientific names uri icon


  • Scientific names in taxonomic works become invalid at a rate of about 5-10% per decade during the first fifty years after their publication. Because of these changes, and because of current indexing practices, searches in bibliographic databases find only a subset of relevant publications. Several solutions to these problems are presented, notably the Species 2000 initiative and a new indexing method for bibliographic services

publication date

  • 2008