Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Subject Headings

From Library of Congress Subject Headings


us: Biodiversity


  • Here are entered works on the totality of the variety of living organisms, the genetic differences among them, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur.
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Biological diversification
    • us: Biotic diversity
    • us: Diversification, Biological
    • us: Diversity, Biological
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Biology
  • Related Terms

    • us: Biocomplexity
    • us: Ecological heterogeneity
    • us: Numbers of species
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Biological diversity
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Technologies to maintain biological diversity, 1988: p. 3 (Biological diversity refers to the variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur. Includes ecosystem diversity, species diversity, genetic diversity)
    • found: Oxford dict. of biol., 2003 (biodiversity (biological diversity): The existence of a wide variety of species (species diversity) or other taxa of plants, animals, and microorganisms in a natural community or habitat, or of communities within a particular environment (ecological diversity), or of genetic variation within a species (generic diversity))
    • found: McGraw-Hill dict. of bioscience, 2003 (biodiversity)
    • found: National forum on biodiversity, Sept. 21-24, 1986, Washington, D.C. (poster)
    • found: Biol. & agr. index.: v. 40, p. 615 (biological diversity, biotic diversity, biological diversification)
    • found: Njuguna, S.C. The convention on biological diversity, in Botanical diversity in Southern Africa, 1994: p. 311 (biological diversity ... is the totality of the variety of living organisms the genetic differences among them, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur)
    • found: Biocomplexity thesaurus website, Mar. 19, 2005 (RT: Biodiversity)
  • LC Classification

    • QH92-QH95.6
    • QH101-QH198
    • QH541.15.B56
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the totality of the variety of living organisms, the genetic differences among them, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur.
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-03-23: new
    • 2007-07-25: revised
  • Alternate Formats

Suggest terminology


The LC Linked Data Service welcomes any suggestions you might have about terminology used for a given heading or concept.

Would you like to suggest a change to this heading?

Please provide your name, email, and your suggestion so that we can begin assessing any terminology changes.

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.