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Volume 15, issue 1
Web Ecol., 15, 33-37, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-15-33-2015
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Special issue: AGORA: Ideas and Concepts

Web Ecol., 15, 33-37, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-15-33-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

AGORA: Ideas and Concepts 09 Nov 2015

AGORA: Ideas and Concepts | 09 Nov 2015

Contributions to biodiversity theory: the importance of formal rigor

L. Contoli1 and L. Luiselli2,3 L. Contoli and L. Luiselli
  • 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.

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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.
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