[Taxacom] The only systematics

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Wed Feb 25 16:17:43 CST 2009


At some point alpha taxonomy (and evolutionary taxonomy and
biosystematics) has been replaced by phylogenetic systematics in U.S.
National Science Foundation funding opportunities. Perhaps I am wrong,
but I see no category on the NSF Web site that supports investigation of
anything but sister-group relationships in systematics. 


Check out the list of recently funded projects at DEB NSF:

(hope this URL continues to work)



You should only see "phylogenetic systematics" as a topic heading. Is
alpha taxonomy now bankrupt and maybe needs a bailout? What do you

Richard H. Zander 
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