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Chris Humphries, Cladistics, and Connections

David M. Williams, Kåre Bremer, and Sandra Knapp

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/9780520267725.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

By way of introduction, this short piece describes a few subjects that attracted Chris Humphries's attention during his thirty-plus years as botanist and systematist. These include botanical ... More


Rooted in Cladistics: Chris Humphries, Conservation—and Beyond?

Richard I. Vane-Wright

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/9780520267725.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The various contributions that Chris Humphries made to the biodiversity conservation movement during the early 1990s were literally and severally “rooted in cladistics.” Soon after finishing his PhD, ... More


Ontogeny and Systematics Revisited: Developmental Models and Model Organisms

Stephen Blackmore and Alexandra H. Wortley

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/9780520267725.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This Festschrift for Chris Humphries provides an opportunity to reflect on how much has changed in systematic biology since the 1970s. Humphries, together with his longtime collaborator, Kåre Bremer, ... More


Endemism and Evolution of the Macaronesian Flora

Mark A. Carine, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, I. Rosana Guma, and J. Alfredo Reyes-Betancort

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/9780520267725.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Macaronesian region comprises the volcanic oceanic archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira, Salvages, Canary Islands, and Cape Verdes located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The flora of the region ... More


Wallacea Deconstructed

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

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/9780520267725.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Wallacea is a triangular-shaped area in the middle of the Indo-Australian Archipelago that was delimited by Roy Ernest Dickerson and colleagues (1928) in a collaborative volume on the distribution of ... More


Early British Collectors and Observers of the Macaronesian Flora; From Sloane to Darwin

Javier Francisco-Ortega, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, Charlie E. Jarvis, Mark A. Carine, Miguel Menezes de Sequeira, and Mike Maunder

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/9780520267725.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Macaronesian islands were an early place of interaction between European botanists and a spectacular flora characterized by high levels of endemism. In 1992, a project was launched to investigate ... More


Do We Need to Describe, Name, and Classify all Species?

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/9780520267725.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Ernest Rutherford was more candid about his bias than most experimental biologists are in sharing their view of taxonomy. Experimental biologists do want to collect every species, but the similarity ... More


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