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Biodiversity Realism: Preserving the tree of life

Lean, Christopher

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Biodiversity is a key concept in the biological sciences. While it has its origin in conservation biology, it has become useful across multiple biological disciplines as a means to describe biological variation. It remains, however, unclear what particular biological units the concept refers to. There are currently multiple accounts of which biological features constitute biodiversity and how these are to be measured. In this paper, I draw from the species concept debate to argue for a set of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/233005
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1007/s10539-017-9592-0

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