Author: Gareth J. Nelso
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Keywords: vicariance, cladistics, biogeography, systematics
Number of Pages: 567
Published: 1981-09-01
ISBN-10: 0231045743
ISBN-13: 9780231045742

The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics aims to make sense of the rise of phylogenetic systematics—its methods, its objects of study, and its theoretical foundations—with contributions from historians, philosophers, and biologists. This volume articulates an intellectual agenda for the study of systematics and taxonomy in a way that connects classification with larger historical themes in the biological sciences, including morphology, experimental and observational approaches, evolution, biogeography, debates over form and function, character transformation, development, and biod