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Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Randall T. Schuh


Understanding the history and philosophy of biological systematics (phylogenetics, taxonomy and classification of living things) is key to successful practice of the discipline. In this thoroughly revised third edition, the authors provide an updated account of cladistic principles and techniques, emphasizing their empirical and epistemological clarity. The book covers the history and philosophy of systematics; the mechanics and methods of character analysis, phylogenetic inference, and evaluation of results; the practical application of systematic results to biological classification, adaptat ... More

Keywords: biological systematics, cladistic principles, molecular clocks, phylogenetics, taxonomy, living things, biological classification, character analysis, phylogenetic inference, biodiversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752773
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew V. Z. Brower, author
United States Department of Agriculture

Randall T. Schuh, author
American Museum of Natural History