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Parsimony, Phylogeny, and Genomics

Victor A. Albert (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297306
eISBN:
9780191713729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297306.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Parsimony analysis (cladistics) has long been one of the most widely used methods of phylogenetic inference in the fields of systematic and evolutionary biology. Moreover, it has mathematical ... More


Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Maximilian J. Telford and D.T.J. Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Animal life, now and over the past half billion years, is incredibly diverse. Describing and understanding the evolution of this diversity of body plans — from vertebrates such as humans and fish to ... More


Dear Dr. Barbour

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Thomas Barbour occupied many roles in the lives of Archie and Marjorie Carr: mentor, parent figure, colleague, collaborator, benefactor, role model, and most of all, friend. Over the course of their ... More


The phylogenetic frame

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the available data for the reconstruction of a tree. It shows that there is a robust backbone, along with several areas of uncertainty. Such controversies are discussed which ... More


International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

F. R.Hauer and Anthony Welch (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The purpose of this book is to encourage and facilitate focused research, and provide a forum for scholarly exchange about the status of Mayfly and Stonefly science. Professor John Brittain, whose ... More


A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

John Lattke

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098442
eISBN:
9780520916043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098442.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Ants belonging to the genus Gnamptogenys are important and diverse predators in the forests of the tropics of the Americas, Southeast Asia, and Australasia. The recent rapid accumulation of these ... More


Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Eileen Lacey (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book combines a series of research papers with more informal recollections of James L. Patton, who served as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and as Professor of ... More


Introduction

Yu-Feng Hsu and Jerry A. Powell

in Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098473
eISBN:
9780520916067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098473.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Heliodinidae are small, characteristically metallic-colored, diurnal Microlepidoptera classified in the superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Lepidoptera, Ditrysia). Yponomeutoidea, combined with three other ... More


Problems in Systematics of Heliodinidae and a Historical Review

Yu-Feng Hsu and Jerry A. Powell

in Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098473
eISBN:
9780520916067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098473.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The major problems in systematics of Heliodinidae have been lack of modern revisionary work for the majority of heliodinid groups; difficulty in identifying and recognizing species using existing ... More


Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Sandra Knapp (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cladistics, or phylogenetic systematics — an approach to discovering, unraveling, and testing hypotheses of evolutionary history — took hold during a turbulent and acrimonious time in the history of ... More


Three Revolutions in Tree Building

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines three revolutionary developments in the way trees were constructed and visualized during the twentieth century: the emergence in the 1960s of two new, quite different schools of ... More


The New Systematics, the New Taxonomy, and the Future of Biodiversity Studies

Quentin Wheeler and Andrew Hamilton

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/9780520276581.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The New Systematics, the New Taxonomy, and the Future of Biodiversity Studies This chapter places the future practice of taxonomy in its historical and conceptual context, asking what kinds of ... More


Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Lynne Parenti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography ... More


The Dinosauria

David Weishampel (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This revised edition of this book continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize this field. A thorough scientific view of ... More


Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Lars Werdelin (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume is a comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. The book includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, ... More


Fish Egg and Larval Identification and Systematics

Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall

in Early Life History of Marine Fishes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249721
eISBN:
9780520943766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249721.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the diversity of eggs and larvae, where it is shown that fish eggs, and in most cases the larvae, are quite different in appearance from the adults, but nevertheless they have ... More


A Feeling for Hierarchy

Mary Douglas

in Believing Scholars: Ten Catholic Intellectuals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225255
eISBN:
9780823236589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225255.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the influence of Mary Douglas' religious faith on her work and examines the role of hierarchy in her life. It describes hierarchy as the encompassing principle of order which ... More


Conservation Systematics: The Bufo boreas Species Group

Anna M. Goebel

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes how systematics and taxonomy can better address conservation issues in both theoretical and utilitarian ways. It begins with a discussion of organismic diversity and how ... More


Assessing the Effect of Middle Pleistocene Climate Change on Marmota Populations from the Pit Locality

Anthony D. Barnosky, Matthew H. Kaplan, and Marc A. Carrasco

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter uses fossil dental remains of marmots (genus Marmota) to examine the effects of climate changes on populations of a taxon whose modern ecology, demography, physiology, and systematics ... More


Beyond Belief: The Steady Resurrection of Phenetics

David M. Williams, Malte C. Ebach, and Quentin D. Wheeler

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In his account of the history of numerical taxonomy, P. H. A. Sneath argued that Hennigian cladistics is a side issue that has not proven its value, and that numerical taxonomy is “the greatest ... More


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