Talking systematics

Over at dechronization, Luke Harmon has started a series of interviews with leading systematic biologists. The first two are with Jack Sullivan, the editor-in-chief of Systematic Biology, and Joe Felsenstein, widely considered the godfather of modern phylogenetics. They’re both well worth reading, and excellent examples of why scientists should blog: in what other venue would you see personal interviews with either of these guys?

(Full disclosure: Jack is on my doctoral committee, and I’ve audited his systematics class, which uses Felsenstein’s authoritative textbook.)