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Importance of taxonomic research for biodiversity of Korea

  • Hur, Wee-Haeng (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Park, Chan-Ho (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Min, Gi-Sik (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Hyun, Chang-Woo (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Bae, Eun Hee (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Lee, Jeong Hyun (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Jung, Eun-Hee (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Yoo, Jung-Sun (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)) ;
  • Suh, Min Hwan (National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR))
  • Received : 2016.09.30
  • Accepted : 2016.10.13
  • Published : 2016.10.31

Abstract

In 2012, the NIBR started publishing the Journal of Species Research (JSR) as an international specialized journal of biological taxonomy focusing on taxonomic research. JSR Volume 5 Number 3, to be published in October 2016, has been planned as a 'Special Edition on New and Unrecorded Species of Invertebrates in Korea', and so it consists of the reports of 149 new and unrecorded invertebrate species (including protozoa) discovered in Korea. In future, the JSR should further accelerate the use of such methods to generate valid data for new species and effectively support the compilation of 'National List of Species of Korea'. In this way, it will contribute significantly to enrich for biodiversity in Korea.

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