Biology 545 - Principles of Systematic Biology
Readings for alternate Mondays
Lecture Notes & Slides
Lecture 1. Introduction & Importance of Systematics. Notes Slides.
Pauly et al. (2009). The authors point out that taxonomic changes should only be made when current groups are found to be non-monophyletic.
Patterson & Norris (2016) The authors argue for a taxonomic revision for a group based on equivalency of ranks (in this case, genera).
Lecture 2. The History of Phylogenetic Inference. Notes Slides.
Lecture 3. Characters: Homology and Morphology. Notes Slides.