To members of EVOLDIR, MOLEVOL-BIONET, BUGNET, MICROSAT-NET, TAXACOM,
CLASSIFICATION-NET, PLANT SYSTEMATICS-NET, (please pass on to
other relevant nets and interested people),
As most of you know, in the past 50 years the field of systematics has
grown to encompass much more than the classification of organisms. It
comprises the study of phylogenetic relationships among organisms,
character evolution, biogeography, and macroevolution. Phylogenetic
thinking has been incorporated into molecular biology, ecology, devel-
opmental biology, and population biology, to name a few.
The journal Systematic Biology publishes papers which present the
latest advances in phylogenetic methodology, discuss philosophical
issues related to evolutionary tree construction and classification,
and provide examples of the applications of these techniques to var-
ious kinds of data. Recent software and books are reviewed in each
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