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The Nonconcept of Species Diversity: A Critique and Alternative Parameters

The Nonconcept of Species Diversity: A Critique and Alternative Parameters

The recent literature on species diversity contains many semantic, conceptual, and technical problems. It is suggested that, as a result of these problems, species diversity has become a meaningless concept, that the term be abandoned, and that ecologists take a more critical approach to species—number relations and rely less on information theoretic and other analogies. As multispecific collections of organisms possess numerous...
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