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Description - Plant Taxonomy by Tod F. Stuessy

The field of plant taxonomy has transformed rapidly over the past fifteen years, especially with regard to improvements in cladistic analysis and the use of new molecular data. The second edition of this popular resource reflects these far-reaching and dramatic developments with more than 3,000 new references and many new figures. Synthesizing current research and trends, Plant Taxonomy now provides the most up-to-date overview in relation to monographic, biodiversity, and evolutionary studies, and continues to be an essential resource for students and scholars. This text is divided into two parts: Part 1 explains the principles of taxonomy, including the importance of systematics, characters, concepts of categories, and different approaches to biological classification. Part 2 outlines the different types of data used in plant taxonomic studies with suggestions on their efficacy and modes of presentation and evaluation. This section also lists the equipment and financial resources required for gathering each type of data. References throughout the book illuminate the historical development of taxonomic terminology and philosophy while citations offer further study. Plant Taxonomy is also a personal story of what it means to be a practicing taxonomist and to view these activities within a meaningful conceptual framework. Tod F. Stuessy recalls the progression of his own work and shares his belief that the most creative taxonomy is done by those who have a strong conceptual grasp of their own research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231147125
ISBN-10: 0231147120
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tod F. Stuessy

Tod F. Stuessy is professor and chair of the Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany at the University of Vienna, Austria. He also serves as the Secretary-General of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy. The author or editor of nine books and over 250 research papers, he is the recipient of the Asa Gray Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Merit and Centennial Awards from the Botanical Society of America, and Corresponding Membership from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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