Assumptions and reliability of solutions

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Mar 14 18:02:40 CST 2005

on 2005-03-14 15:17 Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG wrote:
> (2) you can do some "biosystematics" (remember biosystematics?) like common
> garden or reciprocal transplant work (or whatever zoologists do that is
> equivalent). It's too bad that work doesn't have the students or cachet it
> once had. Lot of potential there to solve taxonomic problems.

As a cladistic biosystematist, I'd be interested to know how it is that
biosystematic studies are more statistically reliable.

My measure of good systematics is "multiple lines of evidence". Of
course I know that "multiple" is a slippery critter statistically.

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