The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology
- Günter Wagner, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT U.S.A.
Evolutionary biologists, systematists, developmental biologists, theoretical biologists, historians and philosophers of science, and any other researchers who use biological characters in their researches; faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students contemplating graduate studies with interests in these and related disciplines; libraries at institutions with strong programs in these and related disciplines; and graduate seminar courses.
- Published: October 2000
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-730055-9
offers a variety of perspectives, sometimes clashing, on how characters are defined, identified, and used in biology." -SCIENCE (June 2001) "...a book worth paying attention to. ...This is a useful book that has fulfilled Wagner's goal of summarizing information on this topic and stimulating discussion. Read it as soon as you can or risk being left behind as an area that is fundamental to all we do as systematists takes off."
—Norm MacLeod, The Natural History Museum, UK, in THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCATION NEWSLETTER (2001)