The role of voucher specimens in validating faunistic and ecological research
- What Constitutes a Voucher Specimen?
- Preparation and Deposition of Vouchers
- Current Requirements, Policies and Recommendations on Vouchers
- How Many Specimens? Guidelines on Depositing Vouchers
- The Benefits of Depositing Vouchers (and the costs of not doing so)
- Deposition of vouchers permits long term studies
- Deposition of vouchers permits correction of published errors
- Deposition of vouchers permits resolution of species limits
- Lack of vouchers renders published results unverifiable
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Prepared on behalf of the Biological Survey by Terry A. Wheeler
(with extensive comments and suggestions from members of the Scientific Committee, particularly H.V. Danks, K.D. Floate, D.J. Giberson, J.T. Huber, J.F. Landry, S.A. Marshall, R.E. Rougley, F.A.H. Sperling and N.N. Winchester)
Published by the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) 2003. ISBN 0-9689321-2-6
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