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The Species Problem

Ongoing Issues

Edited by Igor Pavlinov

Moscow State University, Russia

The book includes collection of theoretical papers dealing with the species problem, which is among most fundamental issues in biology. The principal topics are: consideration of the species problem from the standpoint of modern non-classical science paradigm, with emphasis on its conceptual status presuming its analysis within certain conceptual framework; evolutionary emergence of the species as discrete unit of certain level of generality; epistemological consideration of the species as a particular explanatory hypotheses, with respective revised concepts of biodiversity and conservation; considerations of evolutionary and phylogenomic species concepts as candidates for the universal one; re-appraisal of the biological species concept based on the "friend-foe" recognition system; species delimitation approach using multi-locus coalescent-based method; a re-consideration of the Darwin's species concept.

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The Species ProblemOngoing IssuesEdited by Igor Pavlinov

Published: February 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3313

ISBN: 978-953-51-0957-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5353-5

Copyright year: 2013

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20783 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

86 Web of Science Citations

91 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Species Problem, Why Again?

By Igor Ya. Pavlinov


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2. The Species Problem: A Conceptual Problem?

By Richard A. Richards


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3. Biological Species as a Form of Existence, the Higher Form

By Victor Prokhorovich Shcherbakov


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4. Defining ‘Species,’ ‘Biodiversity,’ and ‘Conservation’ by Their Transitive Relation

By Kirk Fitzhugh


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5. Transitioning Toward a Universal Species Concept for the Classification of all Organisms

By James T. Staley


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6. An Essentialistic View of the Species Problem

By Larissa N. Vasilyeva and Steven L. Stephenson


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7. Species, Trees, Characters, and Concepts: Ongoing Issues, Diverse Ideologies, and a Time for Reflection and Change

By Richard L. Mayden


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8. Conspecific Recognition Systems and the Rehabilitation of the Biological Species Concept in Ornithology

By V. S. Friedmann


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9. Species Delimitation: A Decade After the Renaissance

By Arley Camargo and Jack Jr. Sites


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10. Darwin’s Species Concept Revisited

By David N. Stamos


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