Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications


By (author) Randall T. Schuh, By (author) Andrew V. Z. Brower

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  • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
  • Format: Hardback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 239mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Ithaca
  • ISBN 10: 0801447992
  • ISBN 13: 9780801447990
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 65, graphs
  • Sales rank: 457,571

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Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications draws equally from examples in botany and zoology to provide a modern account of cladistic principles and techniques. It is a core systematics textbook with a focus on parsimony-based approaches for students and biologists interested in systematics and comparative biology.In this new and thoroughly revised edition, Randall T. Schuh and Andrew V. Z. Brower cover a wide range of topics: the history and philosophy of systematics and nomenclature; the mechanics and methods of analysis and evaluation of results; the practical applications of results and wider relevance within biological classification, biogeography, adaptation and coevolution, biodiversity, and conservation; and new software applications.Updated to reflect the exponential growth in the use of DNA sequence data in systematics, the second edition of Biological Systematics features new data techniques and a notable increase in the number of examples from molecular systematics that will be of interest to students increasingly involved in molecular and genetic work.

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"This is an excellent book. Written by a practicing systematist with a keen interest in the theoretical development of systematics, it has a blend of theory and empiricism that results in a very authoritative treatment. . . In total, I thoroughly recommend this book. . . It demands to be read as much for its readability as its content." Peter Forey, Paleontological Association Newsletter (reviewing the first edition)"