Clarity and precision of language are a necessary route in ecology

Salvador Herrando-Pérez, Barry W Brook, Corey J A Bradshaw

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Letters: The main proposal of our recent BioScience paper (Herrando-Pérez et al. 2014) is to establish a convention of ecological nomenclature (CEN). The main points Hodges makes in her ­letter are already countered in our original paper. This situation reinforces the idea that quality writing (Hodges's argument) and quality reading, including correct semantic interpretation and citation of published research (Todd and Ladle 2008), are not alternative approaches. Rather, they act as a joint complement to the regulation of scientific language (our argument), in support of excellence in science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-374
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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