An area of the earth's surface that represents a large ecological zone and has characteristic landforms and climate.
A broad geographic area (scale usually in thousands of kilometers) in which there are distinctive climate patterns, ocean conditions, types of landscapes and species of plants and animals.
a classification system where the biotic and non-biotic are consistent as a unit in nature
a discrete system, which has resulted from the mesh and interplay of geology, landform, soil, vegetation, climate, wildlife, water and human factors
a huge geographical area having distinctive climate, topography, soil, hydrography, flora, fauna and human features
an area that consists of biotic (living) and non-biotic (non-living) factors that make it unique
An area at the earth's surface representative of large and very generalized ecological units characterized by various abiotic and biotic factors.
An area of the Earth's surface that is representative of a broad-scale ecological unit characterized by particular abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living) factors. Écozone
A category within an ecological classification system. In Canada there are 15 terrestrial and five maritime ecozones. Each ecozone is generally characterized by particular land features (geology and geography), climate (precipitation, temperature, latitude) and organisms. Ecoregions are a finer classification of ecozones; there are 200 ecoregions in Canada.
An Ecozone is the largest scale biogeographic division of the earth's surface based on the historic and evolutionary distribution patterns of plants and animals. Ecozones represent large areas of the earth's surface where plants and animals developed in relative isolation over long periods of time, and are separated from one another by geologic features, such as oceans, broad deserts, or high mountain ranges, that formed barriers to plant and animal migration. Ecozones correspond to the floristic kingdoms of botany or zoogeographic regions of mammal zoology.