1. Geodiversity encompasses geological and geomorphological diversity and is an important factor in underpinning biological, cultural and landscape diversity 1.
2. Geodiversity is the natural range (diversity) of geological (rocks, minerals, fossils), geomorphological (landform processes) and soil features. It includes their assemblages, relationships, properties, interpretations and systems 2.
IUCN WCC (2008) 1
Gray (2004) 2
References & Websites
- IUCN WCC (2008). Resolution 040: Conservation of geodiversity and geological heritage
- Gray M (2004). Geodiversity: valuing and conserving abiotic nature. John Wiley & Sons.