From Open Risk Manual


Biodiversity. The variety of life in all its forms, and at all levels, including genes, species, and ecosystems. The CBD defines biodiversity as 'the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems' [1].

See Also


  1. Convention on Biological Diversity