Plant Systematics has made a substantial contribution to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level. This second edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence, and terminology of plant systematics are presented along with the most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field.
In this second edition, the author has emphasized maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference algorithms, methods that have taken the forefront in analyzing molecular data. This revised edition also includes an expanded summary of the role of floras and monographs, a new chapter on species and infraspecies concepts, a new chapter on conservation biology and systematics, and a new appendix summarizing basic statistical and morphometric techniques of use in plant systematics studies.
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- 19th July 2010
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Praise for the first edition: "This publication, many years in the making, represents a masterly treatment of vascular plant groups and the principles of plant systematics as well as incorporating the latest concepts in phylogenetics and methodologies. It is erudite and most importantly - user friendly, especially students. This text will serve as the standard for many years to come." – Botanical Society of America