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MiNELL - Minett Natur an Ëmwelt Léierlab
Geodiversity, or geological diversity, encompasses the variety of rocks, minerals, fossils, soils, sediments and landforms.
The geological processes that create and change these formations are also part of geodiversity.
The geological subsurface, be it loose or solid rock, has a direct impact on soil formation and therefore also on biodiversity.
Geological diversity is therefore not only the abiotic equivalent of biodiversity, but also the basis for food production, water management and energy production, for example.
The example of the Minett UNESCO biosphere is used to illustrate the concept geodiversity, to show how diverse the subsoil of southern Luxembourg is and to display what role geology played in the economic development of the country and today's biodiversity.
Experts: Robert Weis (naturmusée) & Birgit Kausch (UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall)
For secondary school teachers
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Minett UNESCO Biosphere