Igor Pavlinov

Moscow State UniversityRussia

Dr. Igor Ya. Pavlinov, born on March 26, 1950 in Moscow, Russia. His DrS dissertation was “Cladistic approach in phylogenetics and taxonomy: theoretical foundations of evolutionary cladistics” (1997). He is currently affiliated with Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University (Russia) where he is a leading researcher and curator of mammls. His principal research interests are in taxonomy of mammals (mainly rodents); morphometrics, theoretical taxonomy and phylogenetics. His principal published scientific books are: “Systematics of Mammals of the USSR” (1998), “A Short Guide to Terrestrial Mammals of Russia” (2002). “Systematics of Recent Mammals” (2003), “Introduction to Contemporary Phylogenetics” (2005), “A review of Phylogeny and Classification of Gerbillnae (Mammalia: Rodentia)” (2007), “Biological Systematics: Evoluiton of Ideas” (2011). He also published several popular books on natural history including “The Wondering Animal Life” (2000), “The History of the Life on the Earth” (2001).

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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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