Biodiversity is the term used to describe the variability among living organisms from all sources, including diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.
Environmental Science at DFO is responsible for coordinating and leading a range of initiatives related to the assessment and conservation of aquatic biological diversity.
General activities include providing scientific advice and coordination to support ecosystem-objective based management of aquatic resources.
Environmental Science works in close cooperation with other areas of DFO across the country. As an example, we collaborate with the Marine Ecosystems Conservation Branch (Oceans Sector) Working Group on Ecosystem Objectives, which is responsible for coordinating the implementation of an ecosystems-objective based approach for fisheries and oceans management.
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