Geodiversity

Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, natural processes, landforms and soils that underlie and determine the character of our landscape and environment.

Coring sediments for environmental reconstruction, Glen Tilt, Scotland. © Lorne Gill/SNH

Coring sediments for environmental reconstruction, Glen Tilt, Scotland. © Lorne Gill/SNH

Geodiversity is literally all around us.  It influences the way we live, the resources we need and use and how the world changes. Understanding and valuing geodiversity is critical to understanding the Earth and the decisions we make for the future of our environment.