Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2006  Ceased
   Page tools: Print Print Page RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Environment >> Biodiversity

Biodiversity (or biological diversity) is the variety of life forms on earth - the different plants, animals and microorganisms, the genes they contain, and the ecosystems of which they form a part. It is not static but constantly changing - increased by genetic change and evolution and reduced by processes such as habitat degradation and extinction. Biodiversity is usually considered at three levels:

  • species diversity is the variety of species on earth (plants, animals, bacteria)
  • ecosystem diversity is the variety of habitats, biotic communities and ecological processes
  • genetic diversity is the variety of genetic information within and between populations of species. It is the basis of continuing evolution, and of the adaptability and survival of species.


This section contains the following subsection :
        Land cover
        Threatened species

Previous PageNext Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2016

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.