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In principle, these are very different things. Plenty of theoretical biology contains little or no mathematics; the theory is verbal and conceptual. R.A. Fisher's original model of why there is an even sex ratio provides just one of many examples of elegant work in this vein. George Williams's 1957 paper on the evolution of senescence does include a ...


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I see the point of joining limnology and freshwater-biology, since they are so close to each other (as @BryanKrause points out, limnology is a bit broader though). However, freshwater-biology is sort of the parallel to the existing (and useful) tag marine-biology (so maybe freshwater-biology should be the "main" tag?). Placing aquatic-biology as a synonym ...


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Since I removed the tags, I will explain why. This tag is pretty irrelevant and had only very few questions (3 before you added it to another two questions) and is thus not helpful. The tags are more of a general sorting, they don't have to be too specific. Also: Please avoid inventing new tags which are not or only sparsely used, as they are then relatively ...


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Suggested Solution: As discussed in this Q&A's comments and in fileunderwater's post, I think the best thing to do moving forward is: freshwater-biology should be made the main tag (i.e., the "master") and limnology be made a synonym. I think an aquatic-biology tag would be ok to keep in instances where water in general (i.e., irrespective of marine vs ...


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If you don't mind borrowing ideas from other SE, here is what we do on math SE. This is done yearly too. Tags need a regular cleanup. This is a customary thread for tag synonyms etc. Rules of the game are basically the same: post your suggestion as an answer here if you see a particularly bad tag (a rule of thumb: «if I can't imagine ...


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