Decadal plan for biosystematics and taxonomy in Australasia—process and timeline

A working group has been established, comprising leaders in the fields of biosystematics and taxonomy in Australia and New Zealand including representatives from peak bodies and sector societies. Supported and guided by an advisory committee, the Academy and the Royal Society, the working group will draft the decadal plan during 2017, leading to the release of an exposure draft in late 2017 and of the plan in early 2018.

Wide engagement with the community and stakeholders will take place through sector and stakeholder meetings in all capital cities, along with social media and regular sector newsletter posts, notifications, feedback and surveys. A dedicated community blog noto|biotica has been established for discussion papers, commentary and to expose ideas and drafts of sections.

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