Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the full variety of life in an area.
- species diversity: the number and relative abundance of different plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and protozoa present;
- genetic diversity: the genetic variation among individuals of the same species; and
- ecosystem diversity: the variety of different ecosystems present and the myriad ways these ecosystems function.
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