from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of biology that deals with the effects of humans on the environment and with the conservation of biological diversity.
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- n. The scientific study of the state of Earth's biodiversity with the objective to protect it from becoming extinct.
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Since Michael Soulé has been such a pivotal figure—arguably, the pivotal figure—in the development of conservation biology and viable-population theory from its origins in island biogeography and elsewhere, I want to ask him at least one further question: about SLOSS.