Thursday, June 7, 2012
Networks in the news
Phylogenetic networks are rather specialized things, and so we do not expect to find much mention of them outside the specialist literature. So far, we cannot compete with the "Tree of Life", which as an expression has a 2,000 year history at least.
That does not mean that the press don't, on occasion, try to explain what we are up to. This piece about Pete Lockhart provides a good example:
Karen Sieber (2010) Humboldtians in Focus: Farewell to the phylogenetic tree. Humboldt Kosmos 95:4.