Daphne Fautin

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

As reported in Nature and Science, every year scientists describe thousands of new species, but the body that regulates this process and rules on disputes between taxonomists warring over animal names has been facing financial meltdown. Now, in a deal announced today, the ‘supreme court for animal names’ has been bailed out. The National University of Singapore will fund the secretariat of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) for the next three years. KU’s Biodiversity Institute's Daphne Fautin is vice president of the ICZN and was interviewed for the articles:

http://www.nature.com/news/nomenclature-chaos-averted-with-financial-bai...

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2013/11/zoological-naming-auth...

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