New approaches to discovering and naming biodiversity
We use standardized conventions to name newly discovered species, and link this new information to existing knowledge. Hierarchical classifications within these conventions (ex: Family → Genus → Species) facilitate effective communication with other researchers and extrapolation of findings to other disciplines.
Taxonomy is the basis for documenting, quantifying, and understanding changes in biodiversity.
What is Taxon-omics?
Taxon-omics researchers combine “taxonomy,” the process of discovering and naming new species, with exciting 21st century “-omics’”methodologies, like genomics and transcriptomics.
We are a German network of 27 research projects that are focused on combining taxonomy using natural history museum specimens with new approaches for discovering and naming biodiversity. We are funded under DFG priority program SPP 1991.