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Ecological regions


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    • Ecoregions
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    • found: Dunster, J. Dict. of natural resource management, c1996(under Ecological Land Classification: One form of classification system (the Ecosystem Classification System) proposed for use in Canada includes the following categories: Ecozone, Ecoprovince, Ecoregion, Ecodistrict, Ecosection, Ecosite, Ecoelement. Ecoregion defines a part of an ecoprovince characterized by distinctive ecological responses to climate as expresseed by the development of vegetation, soil, watercourses, fauna, etc.)
    • found: Dictionnaire de la foresterie, c2000(ecoregion: a part of an ecozone characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including climate, physical geography, vegetation, soil, water, fauna and land use)
    • found: Bailey, R.G. Ecoregions : the ecosystem geography of the oceans and continents, c1998.
    • found: Marshall, I.B. A national ecological framework for Canada, via WWW, May 24, 2004(Ecoregion: A subdivision of an ecoprovince characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including climate, physiography, vegetation, soil, water, and fauna. For example, the Maritime Barrens ecoregion (no. 114) is one of nine ecoregions within the Newfoundland ecoprovince)
    • found: The Canadian biodiversity Web site, Mar. 19, 2004:Canada's ecozones ("Ecozones is a name given to one of the many ways to classify ecological systems ... Smaller than the ecozones are the ecoregions, and the ecodistricts are smaller yet. Each smaller-scale classification fits nicely into the larger classification ... Ecozones are large and very generalized, having roughly the same land features, climate and organisms throughout them. Still, there are inevitably still many differences across that large an area of land. Detailing those differences is done at the ecoregion and ecodistrict levels.")
    • found: EcoZones, EcoRegions, and EcoDistricts, via Canadian Soil Information System, National Soil DataBase home page, Dec. 9, 2003(EcoRegions. "The EcoZone framework is divided into a total of 194 EcoRegions (217 polygons). Each EcoRegion has a name, which is normally based on a prominent biophysical or physiographic feature within the EcoRegion. The elements used to guide the consistent formulation of national EcoRegions were the published national maps on climate (EcoRegions Working Group 1989), physiography (Bostock 1970), and existing provincial ecological frameworks.")
    • found: LC database, May 25, 2004(Ecoregions of Indiana and Ohio; Ecoregions of the Andean highlands from Cerro de Pasco to La Paz; terrestrial ecoregions of Latin America and the Caribbean; Ecoregion-based conservation; Freshwater ecoregions of North America; Terrestrial ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar; Description of the ecoregions of the United States; Ecoregions and ecodistricts of Nova Scotia; Ecological regions and districts of New Zealand; The ecological regions of Zambia)
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    • 2004-05-25: new
    • 2004-06-30: revised
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