Biodiversity and Geodiversity
Biodiversity and geodiversity together make up the total natural diversity of planet Earth.
What is Biodiversity?
'Biodiversity' is the variety of life on Earth. It can mean 'diversity' on many levels; the vast number of individual species of plants and animals, the genetic diversity within and between these species, and the different habitats, biomes and ecosystems of which they are part, including grassland, forest, waterways and seas. Biodiversity also includes the diversity within microscopic organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
What is Geodiversity?
'Geodiversity' is the variety of the geological and physical elements of nature, such as minerals, rocks, soils, fossils and landforms, and active geological and geomorphological processes.