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Taxatoy - All Organisms from 1750 to 2000
Title: Taxatoy - All Organisms from 1750 to 2000
Title abbreviated: Taxatoy
Creator: Sarkar, Indra Neil; et al.
Publisher: WHOI = Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / MBLWHOI = Marine Biological Laboratory / Library
Abstract: From the over 10.7 million taxonomic names that are part of the uBio system, approximately 3 million names were identified to have taxonomic authority information from the years 1750 to 2000. A tool was developed to explore the taxonomic data. A cursory and speculative analysis of the data reveals observable trends that may be attributable to significant events that are of both taxonomic (e.g., publishing of key monographs) and societal importance (e.g., world wars). The findings also help quantify the number of taxonomic descriptions that may be made available through digitization initiatives. (Source: "Exploring historical trends using taxonomic name metadata" (Indra Neil Sarkar, Ryan Schenk and Catherine N Norton 2008, in: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:144 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-144) [Information of the supplier, modified]
Subject: Philosophy and theory in natural history (578.01)
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Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2013-03-07
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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