Provisional chapter Defining ‘ Species , ’ ‘ Biodiversity , ’ and ‘ Conservation ’ by Their Transitive Relations

  title={Provisional chapter Defining ‘ Species , ’ ‘ Biodiversity , ’ and ‘ Conservation ’ by Their Transitive Relations},
  author={Kirk Fitzhugh},
Definitions offer meanings of words by way of associations with other terms [2, 3]. Accord‐ ingly, a definition relates a concept to a name [4]. Like any field of science, precision of communication in biology is dependent upon the use of terms, while actions taken as conse‐ quences of the acceptance of those terms are constrained by definitions. The importance of the meanings of words is especially critical when actions in one subfield of biology are dependent on terms developed in other… CONTINUE READING
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