What is Geodiversity?

Geodiversity describes the geological variety of an area including rocks, fossils, minerals, sediments and soils as well as landforms and natural processes such as erosion and landslips.   Some of these processes may still be active.   Geodiversity is the foundation of all our ecosystems.   It helps in the understanding and enjoyment of the natural environment, whether in ancient history of the Earth or recent times.

If you want to read more about the links between geodiversity and biodiversity go to Tayside Biodiversity and SNH links below.

http://www.taysidebiodiversity.co.uk/PDF/Tayside%20A%20Land%20Moulded.pdf

 http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-scotlands-nature/rocks-soils-and-landforms/geodiversity/