Locality data

Tim@ tim@gingerwoodnursery.com
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:06:24 PDT

That should be a true statement, however it is not.  Too many taxonomists never step into the field.   There are of course many that do and are true experts in their discipline due to a more complete understanding of what they study.   Its like comparing someone who has read every book on a topic in his library to the authors writing the books.   A book or herbarium sheet is just a snapshot and does not tell the whole story, there is always more to see and learn than what has already been documented. 

Tim C

On Nov 1, 2012, at 9:46 PM, Tim Harvey <zigur@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Complement? Herbaria and molecular work RELY on fieldwork, surely?
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