opinion of taxonomy (was peer review)
Barry M. OConnor
bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Fri Feb 20 12:11:51 CST 1998
>At 02:01 PM 2/20/98 -0300, Thomas Schlemmermeyer wrote:
...the horror of people who are merely dealing with taxonomic branching
At 8:57 AM 2/20/98, Curtis Clark wrote:
The Systematics Agenda 2000 working group concisely defined, under the
question, "What is Systematics?" three broad areas:
1. Taxonomy - The science of discovering, describing, and classifying
species or groups of species...
2. Phylogenetic Analysis - The discovery of the evolutionary relationships
among a group of species...
3. Classification - The grouping of species - ultimately on the basis of
Frankly, none of this is horrible or "mere." All are necessary to a full
understanding of biological diversity.
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