PODCAST – Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature with Professor Andy Austin

‘Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature’, explores the importance of taxonomy and how it can lead to an increase in society valuing nature.

It’s estimated that 70 per cent of Australian and New Zealand species remain undiscovered, unnamed and undocumented.  The Taxonomy Australia decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and create a unified and dynamic science that will serve the needs of society, government, industry and our unique biodiversity.  The Deloitte cost benefit analysis shows that every $1 spent on Taxonomy provides big benefits in health, agriculture and biosecurity.

Guests featured include:

  • Professor Andy Austin – Emeritus Professor for the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity
  • Claire Ibrahim – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Listen to the Podcast here.

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