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  • jackapithecus
    October 18, 2005 Jack Coate & Julien Louys Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW, 2052 Australia +61 2
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 19, 2005
      October 18, 2005
      Jack Coate & Julien Louys
      Department of Anatomy
      School of Medical Sciences
      University of New South Wales
      Sydney, NSW, 2052
      Australia
      +61 2 9385 3676
      cladegrade@...

      What's your philosophy? Evolutionary Systematics or Phylogenetics,
      or something else…

      Dear researchers and students,

      In an attempt to better gauge the current consensus as to the
      methods of biological classification (extinct and extant flora or
      fauna) we are undertaking an international survey. To achieve this
      objective we ask for your participation. If you could please answer
      the following short questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Your
      response will enable us to report on the existing paradigms
      prevalent in modern biological research, conservation and
      classification.

      Please send us your response by email. If you prefer, a postal
      address is given above. This survey is completely voluntary and
      anonymous. A reply is indicative of informed consent. Please note,
      data from this survey may be published. Any emails received from
      recipients will be kept on file; however at no time will these
      addresses be disseminated, and any information received will be used
      for the purposes of this survey only. This survey was distributed to
      the public on Oct. 18, 2005 and responses will be accepted until
      Nov. 30, 2005. Complaints concerning this survey may be directed to
      the Ethics Secretariat, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
      NSW 2052, Australia (phone +612 93854234, fax +612 93856648 and
      email ethics.sec@...).

      To increase our sample size, we kindly ask all recipients and
      participants to please forward this questionnaire to any other
      person and/or party who may be interested.

      Thank you for your attention and participation.
      Sincerely, Jack Coate & Julien Louys

      QUESTIONNAIRE

      1. Do you consider yourself to be a(n)?
      a) Phylogeneticist
      b) Evolutionary Systematist
      c) Neither of the above
      Answer: _______ If c), please list method ___________

      2. Given only three choices, which definition of a species (extinct
      or extant) would you most likely agree with?
      a) Biological Species Concept
      b) Phylogenetic Species Concept
      c) Evolutionary Species Concept
      d) None of the above
      Answer: ____ If d), please list definition and/or reference
      ______________

      3. Do you think your choice for the above question can be used with
      extant organisms as well as the fossil record? Yes/No/Unsure ________

      4. Do you think the level of classification of taxa should be
      dependant on their temporal span? Yes/No/Unsure ________

      5. Is the use of the above method of classification (Re. Question 1)
      necessary in your day-to-day research? Yes or No ________

      6. Do you think these methods of classification are mutually
      exclusive? Yes or No _________

      7. Please state your field of research: (e.g. wildlife biology,
      genetics, wildlife conservation, botany, paleontology, anthropology,
      etc.) ______________

      8. If you instruct and train any students, which method do you
      recognize and apply? Or, if you are a student, which methods are
      employed? _____________

      9. What country are you working in and/or where are you based
      (optional)? ______________

      10. Would you like to receive the results from this survey? Yes or
      No_________
    • jack coate
      October 18, 2005 Jack Coate & Julien Louys Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW, 2052 Australia +61 2
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 20, 2005
        October 18, 2005

        Jack Coate & Julien Louys

        Department of Anatomy

        School of Medical Sciences

        University of New South Wales

        Sydney, NSW, 2052

        Australia

        +61 2 9385 3676

        cladegrade@...

        *What's your philosophy? Evolutionary Systematics or Phylogenetics, or
        something else�*

        Dear researchers and students,

        In an attempt to better gauge the current consensus as to the methods of
        biological classification (extinct and extant flora or fauna) we are
        undertaking an international survey. To achieve this objective we ask for
        your participation. If you could please answer the following short
        questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Your response will enable us to
        report on the existing paradigms prevalent in modern biological research,
        conservation and classification.

        Please send us your response by email. If you prefer, a postal address is
        given above. This survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. A reply is
        indicative of informed consent. Please note, data from this survey may be
        published. Any emails received from recipients will be kept on file; however
        at no time will these addresses be disseminated, and any information
        received will be used for the purposes of this survey only. This survey was
        distributed to the public on Oct. 18, 2005 and responses will be accepted
        until Nov. 30, 2005. Complaints concerning this survey may be directed to
        the Ethics Secretariat, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
        2052, Australia (phone +612 93854234, fax +612 93856648 and email
        ethics.sec@...).

        To increase our sample size, we kindly ask all recipients and participants
        to please forward this questionnaire to any other person and/or party who
        may be interested.

        Thank you for your attention and participation.

        Sincerely, Jack Coate & Julien Louys

        *QUESTIONNAIRE *

        * *

        *1*. Do you consider yourself to be a(n)?

        a) Phylogeneticist

        b) Evolutionary Systematist

        c) Neither of the above

        Answer: _______ If c), please list method ����___________

        *2*. Given only three choices, which definition of a species (extinct or
        extant) would you most likely agree with? **

        a) Biological Species Concept

        b) Phylogenetic Species Concept

        c) Evolutionary Species Concept

        d) None of the above

        Answer: ____ If d), please list definition and/or reference ______________

        *3*. Do you think your choice for the above question can be used with
        extant organisms as well as the fossil record? Yes/No/Unsure ________

        * *

        *4. *Do you think the level of classification of taxa should be dependant on
        their temporal span? Yes/No/Unsure *________ *

        * *

        *5*. Is the use of the above method of classification (Re. Question 1)
        necessary in your day-to-day research? Yes or No *________*

        *6. *Do you think these methods of classification are mutually exclusive?
        Yes or No _________

        *7.* Please state your field of research: (e.g. wildlife biology, genetics,
        wildlife conservation, botany, paleontology, anthropology, etc.) *
        ______________*

        *8.* If you instruct and train any students, which method do you recognize
        and apply? Or, if you are a student, which methods are employed?
        _____________

        *9.* What country are you working in and/or where are you based (optional)?
        *______________*

        *10. *Would you like to receive the results from this survey? Yes or
        No_________


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      • glaiz waten
        jack coate wrote: October 18, 2005 Jack Coate & Julien Louys Department of Anatomy School of Medical Sciences University of New South
        Message 3 of 3 , Nov 30, 2005
          jack coate <gradeclade@...> wrote: October 18, 2005

          Jack Coate & Julien Louys

          Department of Anatomy

          School of Medical Sciences

          University of New South Wales

          Sydney, NSW, 2052

          Australia

          +61 2 9385 3676

          cladegrade@...

          *What's your philosophy? Evolutionary Systematics or Phylogenetics, or
          something else…*

          Dear researchers and students,

          In an attempt to better gauge the current consensus as to the methods of
          biological classification (extinct and extant flora or fauna) we are
          undertaking an international survey. To achieve this objective we ask for
          your participation. If you could please answer the following short
          questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Your response will enable us to
          report on the existing paradigms prevalent in modern biological research,
          conservation and classification.

          Please send us your response by email. If you prefer, a postal address is
          given above. This survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. A reply is
          indicative of informed consent. Please note, data from this survey may be
          published. Any emails received from recipients will be kept on file; however
          at no time will these addresses be disseminated, and any information
          received will be used for the purposes of this survey only. This survey was
          distributed to the public on Oct. 18, 2005 and responses will be accepted
          until Nov. 30, 2005. Complaints concerning this survey may be directed to
          the Ethics Secretariat, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
          2052, Australia (phone +612 93854234, fax +612 93856648 and email
          ethics.sec@...).

          To increase our sample size, we kindly ask all recipients and participants
          to please forward this questionnaire to any other person and/or party who
          may be interested.

          Thank you for your attention and participation.

          Sincerely, Jack Coate & Julien Louys

          *QUESTIONNAIRE *

          * *

          *1*. Do you consider yourself to be a(n)?

          a) Phylogeneticist

          b) Evolutionary Systematist

          c) Neither of the above

          Answer: _____a__ If c), please list method ­­­­___________

          *2*. Given only three choices, which definition of a species (extinct or
          extant) would you most likely agree with? **

          a) Biological Species Concept

          b) Phylogenetic Species Concept

          c) Evolutionary Species Concept

          d) None of the above

          Answer: __b__ If d), please list definition and/or reference ______________

          *3*. Do you think your choice for the above question can be used with
          extant organisms as well as the fossil record? Yes/No/Unsure _____yes___

          * *

          *4. *Do you think the level of classification of taxa should be dependant on
          their temporal span? Yes/No/Unsure *______yes__ *

          * *

          *5*. Is the use of the above method of classification (Re. Question 1)
          necessary in your day-to-day research? Yes or No *______yes__*

          *6. *Do you think these methods of classification are mutually exclusive?
          Yes or No _______no_

          *7.* Please state your field of research: (e.g. wildlife biology, genetics,
          wildlife conservation, botany, paleontology, anthropology, etc.) *
          _____marine biology_________*

          *8.* If you instruct and train any students, which method do you recognize
          and apply? Or, if you are a student, which methods are employed?
          ________phylogeny concept_____

          *9.* What country are you working in and/or where are you based (optional)?
          *______________*

          *10. *Would you like to receive the results from this survey? Yes or
          No____yes_____

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