Darwin-L Message Log 1:63 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:63>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Tue Sep  7 23:06:19 1993

Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1993 00:12:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: Basic phylogenetics bibliography
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Am glad to see the discussion of phylogeny and classification here, as that
is a special interest of mine, and something I've done quite a bit of work
on.  I will give an extended reply shortly (have to prepare for tomorrow's
classes at the moment), but in the mean time I will post for everyone's
perusal a short bibliography on contemporary phylogenetics (the reconstruc-
tion of evolutionary trees).  This is one of several such bibliographies I
plan to put up on ukanaix for everyone to retrieve, though at the moment I am
powerless to do that myself and have to depend upon the Kansas computer
folks to help me.  The topics of phylogeny and classification have been
treated very extensively in the systematics literature in recent years, and I
hope I will be able to provide some insight on current views in the field.
(Or at least on my views.)  :-)

Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner


January 1993.  Compiled by Robert J. O'Hara (rjohara@iris.uncg.edu), Center
for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412,
U.S.A.  This is not an exhaustive bibliography, but rather a short list of
recent works that can introduce students to some of the central ideas of
contemporary systematics.  This bibliography may be freely distributed in
print or electronically as long as the references and this header remain


de Queiroz, K.  1988.  Systematics and the Darwinian revolution.
Philosophy of Science, 55:238-259.

Felsenstein, J.  1988.  Phylogenies from molecular sequences: inference and
reliability.  Annual Review of Genetics, 22:521-565.

Maddison, D. R.  1991.  Chapter 11 in: Mayr, E., and P. D. Ashlock.  1991.
Principles of Systematic Zoology (second edition).  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Maddison, W. P., and D. R. Maddison.  1989.  Interactive analysis of
phylogeny and character evolution using the computer program MacClade.
Folia Primatologica, 53:190-202.

Maddison, W. P., and D. R. Maddison.  1992.  MacClade (version 3).
Sunderland: Sinauer Associates.

O'Hara, R. J.  1988.  Homage to Clio, or toward an historical philosophy
for evolutionary biology.  Systematic Zoology, 37:142-155.

Sober, E.  1988.  Reconstructing the Past: Parsimony, Evolution, and
Inference.  Cambridge: MIT Press.

Swofford, D. L., and J. Olsen.  1990.  Phylogenetic reconstruction.  Pp.
411-501 in: Molecular Systematics (D. M. Hillis and C. Moritz, eds.).
Sunderland: Sinauer Associates.

Wiley, E. O., D. Siegel-Causey, D. R. Brooks, and V. A. Funk.  1991.  The
compleat cladist: a primer of phylogenetic procedures.  University of
Kansas Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 19.


Baum, D. A., and A. Larson.  1991.  Adaptation reviewed: a phylogenetic
methodology for studying character macroevolution.  Systematic Zoology,

Brooks, D. R., and D. A. McLennan.  1991.  Phylogeny, Ecology, and
Behavior: A Research Program in Comparative Biology.  Chicago: University
of Chicago Press.

Burghardt, G. M., and J. L. Gittleman.  1990.  Comparative behavior and
phylogenetic analysis.  In: Interpretation and Explanation in the Study of
Behavior: Comparative Perspectives M. Bekoff and D. Jamieson, eds.).
Boulder: Westview Press.

Coddington, J. A.  1988.  Cladistic tests of adaptational hypotheses.
Cladistics, 4:3-22.

Felsenstein, J.  1985.  Phylogenies and the comparative method.  American
Naturalist, 125:1-15.

Fink, W. L.  1982.  The conceptual relationship between ontogeny and
phylogeny.  Paleobiology, 8:254-264.

Harvey, P. H., and M. D. Pagel.  1991.  The Comparative Method in
Evolutionary Biology.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Huey, R. B.  1987.  Phylogeny, history, and the comparative method.  Pp.
76-98 in: New Directions in Ecological Physiology (M. E. Feder, A. F.
Bennett, W. Burggren and R. B. Huey, eds.).  Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.

Lang, M.  1990.  Cladistics as a tool for morphologists.  Netherlands
Journal of Zoology, 40:386-402.

Lauder, G. V.  1982.  Historical biology and the problem of design.
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 97:57-67.

McLennan, D. A.  1991.  Integrating phylogeny and experimental ethology:
from pattern to process.  Evolution, 45:1773-1789.

Ronquist, F., and S. Nylin.  1990.  Process and pattern in the evolution of
species associations.  Systematic Zoology, 39:323-344.

Stiassny, M. L. J.  1992.  Phylogenetic analysis and the role of
systematics in the biodiversity crisis.  Pp. 109-120 in: Systematics,
Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis (N. Eldredge, ed.).  New York:
Columbia University Press.

Vane-Wright, R. I., C. J. Humphries, and P. H. Williams.  1991.  What to
protect?  Systematics and the agony of choice.  Biological Conservation,

Wanntorp, H.-E., D. R. Brooks, T. Nilsson, S. Nylin, F. Ronquist, S. C.
Stearns, and N. Wedell.  1990.  Phylogenetic approaches in ecology.  Oikos,

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