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06 January 2010

Snares Penguin Book Chapter – Day 2

Hardly any work done today. Finished the first draft of the taxonomy section. Think I nailed Christidis and Boles (“Snares penguins are Fiordland penguins”) quite satisfactorlily. The old problem of theoreticians analysing sterile data without really thinking about the worl out there. I really wonder why taxonomists never consider life history traits when they re-categorize [...]

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05 January 2010

Snares Penguin Book Chapter – Day 1

Started work on the book chapter for the upcoming IUCN penguin book. It’s always difficult to get going, that blank page in my word processor always haunts me. But it kicked off okay. Spent most of the morning assembling biometric data from various sources by lunchtime I had about enough of flipper lengths, bill depths [...]

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