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Flood Pulsing and the Development and Maintenance of Biodiversity in Floodplains

Wolfgang J. Junk and Karl Matthias Wantzen

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Twenty-five percent of the earth's total vertebrate biodiversity resides in inland waters and wetlands. Yet wetlands are highly threatened ecosystems. The impacts of anthropogenic activities cascade ... More


The Early Cladogenesis of Cladistics

Olivier Rieppel

in Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276581
eISBN:
9780520956759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276581.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Willi Hennig’s phylogenetic system forms an enkaptic hierarchy, that is, a nested hierarchy of complex wholes, with the species as its basic divisible unit. The interpretation of Hennig’s ... More


Darwin’s Principle of Divergence: Why Fodor Was Almost Right

Robert J. Richards

in Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226058764
eISBN:
9780226059099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059099.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Darwin believed his principle of divergence as important as his principle of natural selection. Darwin asserted, however, that he came to recognize the principle only in the 1850s, long after he had ... More


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