Definition of Systematics

Neil Sarkar sarkar at AMNH.ORG
Fri Apr 14 16:33:32 CDT 2006

Indeed, you are correct-- the definition should probably include a broader
spectrum of the specialties, including taxonomy.. To make my proposed
definition more broad:

"Systematics is the science of organizing biological entities (e.g.,
organisms) into directed hierarchical structures (e.g., phylogenies and
taxonomies) or other structured organizations of life on Earth."


On 2006/04/14 16:17, "Richard Jensen" <rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU> wrote:

> Systematics encompasses all research that sheds light on the relationships
> among living organisms.

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