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Biodiversity research requires more boots on the ground

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 1pages15901591 (2017) | Download Citation

Our incomplete taxonomic knowledge impedes our attempts to protect biodiversity. A renaissance in the classification of species and their interactions is needed to guide conservation prioritization.

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