[Taxacom] Systematic Biology textbook

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 08:42:17 CST 2012


"Focused on the molecular -- for the more mature student"

As if we morphologists are a little less 'mature'.

John Grehan

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:20 AM, Ashley Nicholas <Nicholasa at ukzn.ac.za>wrote:

>  Hi Alan,
>
> I have used the following books for my Plant Systematic modules:
>
> WOODLAND, D.W. 2009. Contemporary Plat Systematics 4th edn. Andrew
> University Press, Berrien Springs. ISBN 978-1-883925-64-2. [This is a nice
> mix of practical and field botany and molecular systematics Introduces
> students to the broad picture -- good level 2 & 3 textbook]
>
> SIMPSON, M.G. 2010. Plant Systematics. 2nd edn. Elsevier Academic Press:
> Burlington. ISBN 978-0-12-374380-0. [This is a popular text book in South
> Africa for years 2 to honours].
>
> JUDD, W.S., CAMPBELL, C.S., KELLOGG, E.A., STEVENS, P. & DONOGHUE, M.J.
> 2007. Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. Sinauer Associates :
> Sunderland. ISBN-13: 9780878934072. [Excellent for Honours and Postgrad
> teaching]
>
> SOLTIS, D.E., SOLTIS, P.E., ENDRESS, P.K. & CHASE, M.C. 2005. Phylogeny
> and Evolution of Angiosperms. Sinauer Associates : Sunderland. ISBN 0 87893
> 817 6 [Focused on the molecular -- for the more mature student]
>
> I would be interested to see what other lecturers around the world are
> using.
>
> Regards
> Ashley
>
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Ashley Nicholas (PhD)
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> Empirical scientists do not deal with the truth, we deal with hypotheses.
> At their best these hypotheses are insightful and predictive, however,
> nonetheless experience has shown that they are often only a poor
> approximation of reality and therefor the truth. - Ashley Nicholas
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:
> taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Alan Harvey
> Sent: 07 November 2012 20:31
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Systematic Biology textbook
>
> Greetings,
>
> After a ten-year hiatus, I'm going to be teaching Systematic Biology this
> spring to a mix of graduate and upper division undergraduate students. The
> class itself is a mix of lecture and lab, and I've been looking over a few
> recently published books as potential texts. Wiley and Lieberman (2011)
> looks like a solid candidate for lecture topics; Barry Hall's book seemed
> promising as a hands-on guide, except for its exclusive focus on molecular
> data (not sure how I missed that).
>
> Anyone have any experiences with these, or others, as course textbooks?
> Any suggestions or recommendations would be most appreciated.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Alan
>
> --
> Alan Harvey
> Professor of Biology
> Georgia Southern University
> Statesboro, GA 30460-8042
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> fax (912) 478-0845
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