Monday, March 19, 2007

Linnaeus at 300

So - normally I would not post anything here regarding stuff in Nature, due to Nature's incomplete Open Access policies but I am doing so here because the relevant material is 50-50 open/closed. They material I refer to is a pretty interesting set of articles in the latest issue celebrating the 300th birthday of some guy named Linnaeus.

Among the articles some are free access some are not. Below is the list of commentaries/news/reviews and info on their accessibility. I am particularly fond of the one by John Whitfield (and not just because I am in it). Unfortunately it is not "Free Access." But it does have some interesting tidbits on "phylogenomics" --- so if you have access - check it out. If not, well post something to his blog complaining about that.


The legacy of Linnaeus Free access

Nature 446, 231 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446231b



News Features

Linnaeus at 300: We are family

John Whitfield

Nature 446, 247 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446247a

News Features

Linnaeus at 300: The species and the specious Free access

Emma Marris

Nature 446, 250 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446250a

News Features

Linnaeus at 300: The big name hunters

Brendan Borrell

Nature 446, 253 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446253a

News Features

Linnaeus at 300: The royal raccoon from Swedesboro Free access

Henry Nicholls

Nature 446, 255 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446255a




Linnaeus in the information age

H. C. J. Godfray

Nature 446, 259 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446259a


Spreading the word

Sandra Knapp, Andrew Polaszek and Mark Watson

Nature 446, 261 (15 March 2007) doi:10.1038/446261a


  1. Yes, I noticed those articles. One of them seemed to quote some weirdo from Davis....

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  4. People should check out this website with a cool Linnaeus video tribute