Ecosystem diversity

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Two views of the Earth from space.
The Earth has many diverse ecosystems and ecosystem diversity. These are NASA composite images of the Earth: 2001 (left), 2002 (right), titled The Blue Marble.
See also: Ecosystem and Biome

Ecosystem diversity is the degree of variety of a place at the level of ecosystems. It differs from biodiversity, which is the variation in species rather than ecosystems. Ecosystem diversity can also be the variety of ecosystems present in a biosphere, the variety of species and ecological processes that occur in different physical settings.


Some examples of ecosystems that are rich in diversity are:

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