How Species Are Named: An Interview With NSF Program Manager Daphne Fautin

AUDIO PROGRAM Thirty-nine years ago, on December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was enacted to conserve threatened and endangered species, and their ecosystems. To mark the anniversary, we have an interview coming up next about how species are named, and how citizen scientists can get involved. Our expert, Dr. Daphne Fautin, is a marine biologist who has literally gone to the ends of the Earth to study marine life. Her study area extends from the poles to the tropics, and from the sea surface to the abyss. Dr. Fautin is a program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF); a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas; and a commissioner with the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, which produces rules on giving scientific names to animals. The interviewer is Lily Whiteman, a public affairs officer at NSF.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

Runtime: 21:02

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