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An ontogenetic-ecological conception of species: a new approach to an old idea

Kendig, Catherine (2010) An ontogenetic-ecological conception of species: a new approach to an old idea. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper outlines an alternative perspective on species that avoids some of the underlying assumptions held by the BSC and other gene-centred species concepts. It begins with a characterisation of the species problem and some of the assumptions underpinning conceptions of species. In particular, the underlying bias of some conceptions (such as the BSC) to focus exclusively on the adult stage of the life cycle in articulating what a species is.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Kendig, Catherine
Keywords: Buffon, species, ecological species concept, Mayr, life cycle, serial dimorphism, philosophy of biology, species pluralism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Systematics
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Depositing User: Catherine (Katie) Kendig
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5267
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5267

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