Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
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AGORA: Ideas and Concepts
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09 Nov 2015
AGORA: Ideas and Concepts | Highlight paper |  | 09 Nov 2015

Contributions to biodiversity theory: the importance of formal rigor

L. Contoli and L. Luiselli

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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.