Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory: A Debate

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byQuentin Wheeler, Rudolf Meier

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Quentin D. Wheeler is professor of systematics in the Department of Entomology and Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University and is a research associate in entomology at the American Museum of Natural History.Rudolf Meier is associate professor and curator in the Department of Entomology at the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen....

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface, by Quentin D. Wheeler & Rudolf Meier
One: Introduction, by Joel Cracraft
A. Position Papers (Point)
Two:The Biological Species Concept, by Ernst Mayr
Three: The Hennigian Species Concept, by Rudolf Meier and Rainer Willmann
Four: Monophyly, Apomorphy, and Phylogenetic Species Concepts, by Brent D. Mishler and Edward Theriot
Five: The Phylogenetic Species Concept, by Quentin D. Wheeler and Norman I. Platnick
Six: The Evolutionary Species Concept, by Edward O. Wiley and Richard L. Mayden
B. Critique Papers (Counter-Point)
Seven: What is a Species, and What is Not?: A Critique from the Biological Species Concept Perspective, by Ernst Mayr
Eight: A Critique from the Hennigian Species Concept Perspective, by Rainer Willmann and Rudolf Meier
Nine: Monophyly, Apomorphy, and Phylogenetic Species Concepts: A Critique from "the" Phylogenetic Species Concept Perspective, by Brent D. Mishler and Norman I. Platnick
Ten: Problems with Alternative Species Concepts: A Critique from "the" Phylogenetic Species Concept Perspective, by Quentin D. Wheeler and Norman I. Platnick
Eleven: A Critique from the Evolutionary Species Concept Perspective, by Edward O. Wiley and Richard L. Mayden
C. Reply Papers (Rebuttal)
Twelve: A Defense of the Biological Species Concept, by Ernst Mayr
Thirteen: A Defense of the Hennigian Species Concept, by Rudolf Meier and Rainer Willmann
Fourteen: Monophyly, Apomorphy, and Phylogenetic Species Concepts: A Defense of "the" Phylogenetic Species Concept, by Brent D. Mishler and Edward Theriot
Fifteen: A Defense of "the" Phylogenetic Species Concept, by Norman I. Platnick and Quentin D. Wheeler
Sixteen: A Defense of the Evolutionary Spoecies Concept, by Edward O. Wiley and Richard L. Mayden

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This book focuses on the numerous controversies in phylogenetic theory and the underlying philosophies which are of importance to a diverse audience. Scientists, conservationists, and students of biology will find that this book provides a critical evaluation of the literature on this complex field.