[Taxacom] Panbiogeography bibliography

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Dec 7 13:25:39 CST 2006


You are quite correct that not all papers cited apply or support the
research program, but anyone familiar with the literature listed will
know that most do, so my statement is correct. However, to help people
who are not familiar with the panbiogeographic literature I hope to add
brief annotations about each article in the future.

Thanks for taking an interest in the list.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Neal Evenhuis
> Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:11 PM
> To: Biogeography Portal; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Panbiogeography bibliography
> At 2:00 PM -0500 12/7/06, John Grehan wrote:
> >Not quite. It shows that the research program is also active.
> Only if ALL the papers you list advocate panbiogeography; but your
> heading of the bibliography also includes papers that merely
> "discuss" it. Some of those discussions might well be negative toward
> panbiogeography. If so, then you are simply padding your list and
> making a premature statement panbiogeography is alive and well. If
> you wish to use the list as evidence that panbiogeography is not
> dead, then you should have then just limited your list to those that
> "use" it -- BTW: "utilize" is actually the wrong term here unless you
> feel panbiogeography was not used properly and you are now
> "utilizing" it somehow.
> It is like me making a list of recent papers related to passenger
> pigeons and then claiming that the list is evidence they are still
> alive, and not extinct. A quick search on google scholar turns up
> 3110 of them. Wow. They're back!! Cool.
> --Neal
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