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[Annelida] RE: Global Marine Species Diversity - according to WoRMS

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Tue Dec 4 19:30:12 EST 2012

Hi all again,

This paper is now published and we are informed it will be open access for a short time (I can't test this). But still not the supplementary!


There is also a commentary about the paper "Not Just Fish in the Sea" by Stuart Pimm:


I meant to mention in my earlier message that Christer Erseus,  and Jurgen Kolb were also Annelida contributors (Clitellates)


From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
Sent: Friday, 16 November 2012 2:10 p.m.
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Annelida] Global Marine Species Diversity - according to WoRMS

Hi all,

Ward Appeltans, Mark Costello and 120 helpers, including Kristian and myself, have a paper just released online using World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) data to analyse ocean diversity.

Current Biology. "The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity" http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036

Press release here: http://www.marinespecies.org/news.php?

Nature blog: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/hundreds-of-thousands-of-undiscovered-marine-species-await-discovery.html

I think the proof is open access at the moment, but not the supplement.  If you don't have access then contact me. The supplement is interesting as it has quite lengthy comments from the various taxa experts on how they arrived at estimates of total undescribed in collections, unknown but likely, and cryptic.

One of the trends noticed is the increasing number of authors for each new species described. There are exceptions, but often a whole team will do just one species.


PS: Mini blogging for Polychaeta is here! Keep up with the news via 'Polychaeta Species' @WPolyDb on Twitter.
http://twitter.com/WPolyDb  Also reflected on the WPolyDb  home page http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/

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