What do taxonomists do?
|Bust of Linnaeus presiding over Herbarium, Univ. Reading|
Image: C. Metherell
She tells us about her work on the Potato Family Solanaceae and talks about discovering and describing new species. She tackles questions like - what is a species? Her working definition is: "a hypothesis about the distribution of variation in nature". Finally, she answers the question - why are we bothering with all this?
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