Hence we see that modifications of structure, viewed by systematists
as of high value, may be wholly due to unknown laws of correlated growth, and without being, as far as we can see, of the slightest service to the species.
The new study, published in the Journal of Mammalian Evolution, by Dr Robin Beck, a mammal systematist
at the University of Salford, and Matias Taglioretti, a palaeontologist at the Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales 'Lorenzo Scaglia' in Argentina, focused on a recently discovered four-million-year-old skull of Sparassocynus that provides key new information on the animal.
Gerardo Lamas Muller, Peruvian entomologist and systematist
specialized in butterflies (Lepidoptera), who collected this species approximately fourty years ago.
Studying history also serves as 'a safeguard against the myopia of the specialist and the simple-mindedness of the systematist
. It has long been agreed that the economist is not trained who is not numerate; but neither is he trained if he is not historiate'.
According to the late systematist
Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984), an eminent professor and history scholar who pioneered a non-dualistic system called interbehavioral psychology (Kantor 1959, 1981; Kantor and Smith 1975), the phenomena that are commonly deemed psychological are de facto species of mutual interactions between what individuals do--i.e., behavior--and things (stimulus objects) and events of their natural and built environments in a given space-time boundary.
Nils Moller Andersen (21 November 1940-12 May 2004): systematist
, evolutionary biologist, colleague and friend.
As one systematist
puts it, distinguishing one species from a close relative is like trying to fix the boundary between childhood and adulthood.
He was neither a collector nor a systematist
. His ecological research was sound, but his studies were of little value to a desert ecologist working in the Monte, though they were some of the few modern ecological studies done on mammals in Argentina up to that time.
A molecular plant systematist
by training, when not aligning DNA sequences, Joel enjoys exploring the interface of science and religion from a reformed theological perspective.
: perils in a time of steady progress.
The eminent ornithologist and systematist
Ernst Mayr wrote an editorial for Science, in 1963, complaining that young turks in "the glamor fields" of biology (he meant the molecular people but didn't speak their name) tended "to regard the more classical branches of their science with unconcealed contempt" and, worse, tried to steal away funding.
I wish every traditional taxonomist and systematist
would read this chapter.