Which biodiversity definition for biodiversity conservation?

“Which biodiversity definition for biodiversity conservation?”
(I&D Project ref. PTDC/IVC-HFC/1817/2014)
Elena Casetta, PI
Maurizio Ferraris, Philippe Huneman, Henrique Pereira, Achille Varzi, external consultants

Short description:
“Which biodiversity definition for biodiversity conservation?” is an international and interdisciplinary project funded by the FCT (Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal). It promotes the interaction between philosophers, biologists, and ecologists working for a common goal: conserving biodiversity. Since the end of the 1980s, the biodiversity crisis has risen up the policy agenda. However, despite all the events and actions dedicated to biodiversity conservation, establishing appropriate and effective policies is an extremely complex task, calling for detailed analysis.Two main ideas move the project. The first is that philosophy can offer a substantial contribution to understanding and defining biodiversity. The second is that improving the dialogue between scientists and philosophers on the topics of biodiversity composition, evaluation, and conservation can help in building the necessary links between biodiversity experts and society at large.

Web page: http://biodecon.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/?page_id=16