Similar term(s): biological diversity.
Biodiversity is a contraction of biological diversity. Biodiversity reflects
the number, variety and variability of living organisms.
It includes diversity within species
(genetic diversity), between species
(species diversity), and between ecosystems
Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources,
including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic
ecosystems and the ecological complexes of
which they are part.
Ecosystem(s) - Genetic diversity - Species
To read about this term in context:
GreenFacts Summary on Biodiversity & Human Well-being: