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ESPM 40: Insect Classification Key questions: 1. What is taxonomy? What is the difference between alpha taxonomy and classification? 2. Why do we classify things? What is the difference between natural and artificial classification systems. 3. What are species? Are they “real”? 4. Compare and contrast the different species concepts. 5. Discuss the major types of insect legs and how they are used. PreLinnean Period Systematic grouping of organisms (Aristotle) Light Microscope (1600s) How were insects classified in this period? What were the major advances/debates during prior to Linneaus?
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Unformatted text preview: Linnean Period Binomial nomenclature How did insect classification change after Linneaus? How did the debates within the field change? Modern/Evolutionary Period Evolutionary thinking Computers and algorithms to help analyze data, molecular systematics How does insect classification continue to evolve as new tools are added? Terms to know: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species, binomial nomenclature, biological species concept, typological species concept, evolutionary species concept, phylogenetic species concept, monophly, paraphyly, polyphyly...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course ESPM 28981 taught by Professor O'grady during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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