There are three fairly common spellings of this word: biocenose, biocoenose, and biocoenosis. The first is the least common by Google search, and the last is by far the most common by Google (4 or 5 to 1) and dictionary searches (e.g., Refdesk). I'm inclined to use the original spelling biocoenosis as that seems much more widely used in ecology. Anybody have an opinion on this before I make the change? - Marshman 17:28, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hi: if biocoenosis is not the most common synonym and biological or biotic community is more widely used, why is the topic still named biocoenosis? Shouldn't we change the topic's name and redirect biocoenosis there?
ProfMilton 19:37, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
After seeing several various pages with redlinks to Community (ecology) I made a quick page about it. Now, in searching for other pages that could be linked to Community (ecology) I found this page on biocoenosis. I hadn't heard of this term before, but it seems to be essentially the same as the page I just made. A possible difference might be in the differences of meaning in difference uses of the word "community" I tried to explain. Anyway, I thought I'd comment here about it. Wikipedia pages on ecology topics and terms seem numerous and not always easy to find. I wouldn't want to add more pages to an already tangled web. On the other hand, I wish there was a better organization to all these pages. Pfly 17:09, 11 April 2007 (UTC)