About Systematics

This article focus on Systematics, which differs from ecology in that the latter is concerned with the interactions of individuals and therefore species in a particular time, while the former is concerned with the diversification of lineages through time. It includes the discovery of the basic units of biodiversity, reconstructing the patterns of relationships of species at successively higher levels, building classifications based on these patterns and naming appropriate taxa (taxonomy), and the application of this pattern knowledge to studying changes in organismal features through time. In other words, Systematics is used to understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Scientific classifications are aids in recording and reporting information to other scientists and to laymen.