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Author inflation masks global capacity for species discovery in flowering plants.

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Species discovery is a fundamental first step for all of biodiversity science. Recent research has claimed that the increasing number of authors associated with the description of new species represents an expanding workforce discovering the remaining new species from an ever-diminishing pool. Here, we present a comprehensive dataset from The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) of new species of flowering plant published between 1970 and 2011. We show that, on average, 1855 new species hav...

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10.1111/nph.12522

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
The New phytologist
Volume:
201
Issue:
2
Pages:
700-706
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-8137
ISSN:
0028-646X
URN:
uuid:352b6283-4115-4966-8634-eec8ad3dc4b0
Source identifiers:
433424
Local pid:
pubs:433424

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