12 hours ago this taxonomist list auto-extracted from ORCID had 23 members. Now there are over 1000. Not quite sure of its long term usefulness, but you can filter on keywords and people names.
From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces from mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Shorthouse, David
Sent: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 8:16 a.m.
To: Taxacom <Taxacom from mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Subject: [Taxacom] Taxonomist Appreciation Day
Yesterday was World Taxonomist Appreciation Day so naturally I asked, "How many active taxonomists are there"? And secondarily, "Where are they & what do they work on?"
Here's the barebones result: http://taxonomists.shorthouse.net/
Not there? Get yourself an ORCID at https://orcid.org, add a keyword "taxonomist" or "taxonomy" and then link your works. Once a day I poll ORCID and fire the titles of your publications through the Global Names Recognition and Discovery service, http://gnrd.globalnames.org/ to glean your taxa of expertise.
Perhaps by next March 19 we can give this a more professional home, have a collective celebration, and use it for something bigger.
David P. Shorthouse