Diversity of Life
bios = life
diversitas = difference, diversity
Biodiversity is everywhere and there is an astonishing number of species.
taxonomy = classification of living organisms
systematics = understanding evolutionary history through phylogenetic trees
Carl Linne (Linnaeus, 1707-1778)
- Systemae Naturae (1758)
- Classification based on morphological traits.
Classifications are hierarchic:
Charles Darwin is…