Florida Museum of Natural History

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ACCELERATED RESEARCH

With LINNE, research on some of the most fundamental questions in biology will be accelerated:

  1. What are Earth's species, and how do they vary?

  2. How are species distributed in geographical and ecological space?

  3. What is the history of life on Earth, and how are species interrelated?

  4. How has biological diversity changed through space and time?

  5. What is the history of character transformations?

  6. What factors lead to speciation, dispersal, and extinction?

LINNE WILL:

LINNE WILL ADDRESS MAJOR IMPEDIMENTS TO TAXONOMIC RESEARCH

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By creating research environments in which access to specimens, data, and analytical tools is available to researchers through high-performance networks, LINNE will dramatically reduce the isolation of taxonomic research and fragmentation of resources, including expertise, collections, literature, and instrumentation, that currently slow research and inhibit collaborations.

With LINNE, new generations of taxonomists will be educated and supported in the exploration and documentation of the world's species and the production of modern taxonomic revisions, including many diverse groups of organisms that few or no current taxonomists have the expertise to identify.

LINNE will provide improvements in collection facilities, from environmentally controlled buildings to archival tissue storage; provide the technical assistance necessary to properly manage collections; and ensure that the information in collections is accurate and accessible.


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