Esta semana empezamos el curso de biología de la conservación en la Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales de la UNAM. Empezaremos discutiendo algunas definiciones de biodiversidad:
[t]he variety of life, in all of its many manifestations.
Kevin Gaston (2010)
The variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur.
‘Biological diversity’ means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.