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Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
Web Ecol., 15, 33-37, 2015
http://www.web-ecol.net/15/33/2015/
doi:10.5194/we-15-33-2015
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AGORA: Ideas and Concepts
09 Nov 2015
Contributions to biodiversity theory: the importance of formal rigor
L. Contoli1 and L. Luiselli2,3 1private address: Via Arno 38, 00198 Rome, Italy
2Niger Delta Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Unit, Department of Applied and Environmental Biology, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
3IDECC – Institute for Development, Ecology, Conservation and Cooperation, via G. Tomasi di Lampedusa 33, 00144 Rome, Italy
Abstract. In this short paper, some consideration is given to the term biodiversity. We stress the need for a strong formal rigor in using this term in order to maintain the credibility by non-ecologists and environmental agencies over the scientific community involved in biodiversity studies. After a historical introduction to the use and concept of the term biodiversity, this paper presents some theoretical aspects, concrete methodological proposal, and discussion for the further scientific and consistent use of the term biodiversity.

Citation: Contoli, L. and Luiselli, L.: Contributions to biodiversity theory: the importance of formal rigor, Web Ecol., 15, 33-37, doi:10.5194/we-15-33-2015, 2015.
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In this short paper, some consideration to the term biodiversity is given. The need for strong formal rigor in using this term is stressed in order to maintain credibility by non-ecologists and environmental agencies over the scientific community involved in biodiversity studies.
In this short paper, some consideration to the term biodiversity is given. The need for strong...
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