Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme* Definition: Pertain to, or describe, the dynamic processes, interactions, distributions, and relationships between and among organisms and their environments.


The Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme name was approved by the FGDC Steering Committee on June 16, 2016. Previously, it was called the Biota Theme.

Updated on August 12, 2019
Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme

Community Type: NGDA

Sponsor: FGDC

Sponsor Email: NGDATeam@fgdc.gov

Theme Lead Agency: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Theme Lead: Marcia McNiff (USGS)