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- The wide diversity and interrelatedness of earth organisms based on genetic and environmental factors.
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- The variability among living organisms from all sources, including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Synonyms: biological diversity, ecological diversity.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization - Cite This Source - This Definition
- biological diversity, centre of origin, Convention on Biological Diversity, ecological diversity, ex-situ conservation, gene (resources) conservation, modern biotechnology, semi-permeable membrane