a relatively large unit of land or water that is characterized by a distinctive climate, ecological features and plant and animal communities e.g., Everglades Flooded Grasslands and the Great Basin Lakes and Streams.
geographic units that are differentiated by climate, subsurface geology, physiography, hydrology, soils, and vegetation. These units have been defined and organized in different ways by various agencies and institutions but in this document we use the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units (NHFEU). As described by Avers et al (1994), the NHFEU can provide a basis for assessing resource conditions at multiple scales.
An environmental area characterized by a specific land use, soil type, land surface form and natural vegetation.
one part of an ecoprovince characterized by regional ecological interactions between the four major environmental components of the ecosystem: air, water, land and biota
A large geographic unit characterized by a typical climate and a widespread assemblage of similar species. Ecosystem (eek´ oh sis tum) • The organisms of a particular habitat, such as a pond or forest, together with the physical environment in which they live.
A physical region that is defined by its ecology, which includes meteorological factors, elevation, plant and animal speciation, landscape position, and soils.
Part of an ecoprovince characterized by ecological reactions particular to climate, soil, flora, fauna, water,etc. (Source: Wiken, E. B. Environment Canada, Lands Directorate, 1986)
Land areas with fairly similar geology, flora, fauna, and landscape characteristics that reflect a certain ecosystem type.
A restricted geographic area (scale usually in hundreds of kilometers) with particular weather patterns, ocean currents and depths, drainage, and communities of plants and animals.
a contiguous geographic area of similar climate and geologic history, for example, the Northwest Cascades
a geographic variation of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research's (CGIAR) nine-zone agroecological classification of land
a homogeneous area defined by similarity of climate, landform, soil, potential natural vegetation, hydrology, or other ecologically relevant variables
a large geographic area in which the combination of climate, topography, and geology determine what types of plants and animals that can grow and live in an area
an area of similar climate, physiography, vegetation, soil, water, fauna and land use characteristics
an area over which the climate, ecology, and plant and animal communities are distinct
an ecological land classification unit characterized by a distinctive climate as expressed by vegetation and/or distinct patterns of responses to climate as expressed by soils, hydrology, vegetation, and fauna
a relatively large area of land or water that harbours a characteristic set of species, communities, dynamics and environmental conditions
a relatively similar area united by common geography, ecology, and culture
Any geographical region characterized by distinctive flora or fauna (such as a biome or a province). ()
An area with interdependent ecosystems, natural boundaries and land uses.
A part of an ecozone characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including climate, physiography, vegetation, soil, water and fauna.
Geographical framework based on regional patterns in land-surface form, soil, potential natural vegetation, and land use.
An area of land where the vegetation, soils and permafrost reflect the regional climate.
Areas of relative homogeneity. EPA ecoregions have been defined for Minnesota based on land use, soils, landform, and potential natural vegetation.
A scale of planning and analysis in the National Hierarchical Framework that has broad applicability for modeling and sampling, strategic planning and assessment, and international planning. Ecoregions include Domain, Division, and Province ecological units.
Areas of relative homogeneity characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including land use, soils, topography and potential natural vegetation. There are seven such Ecoregions in the state of Minnesota: NLF = Northern Lakes and Forests CHF = North Central Hardwood Forests NGP = Northern Glaciated Plains WCP= Western Corn Belt Plains RRV = Red River Valley DA = Driftless Area NMW = Northern Minnesota Wetlands Learn More...
a large region, usually spanning several million hectares, characterized by having similar biota, climate, and physiography (topography, hydrology, etc)
An area of similar climate, landform, soil, potential natural vegetation, hydrology, or other ecologically relevant variables.
An area characterized by a distinct climate as expressed by vegetation. Ecoregions in Alberta include Short Grass, Mixed Grass, Fescue Grass, Aspen Parkland, Montane, Subalpine, Alpine, Boreal Mixedwood, Boreal Uplands, Boreal Foothills, Boreal Northlands and Boreal Subarctic.
a contiguous geographic area having a relatively uniform macroclimate, possibly with several vegetation types, and used as an ecological basis for management or planning
A part of a province characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including climatic, physiography, vegetation, soil, water, fauna and land use.
a geographically distinct area of land that is characterized by a distinctive climate, ecological features, and plant and animal communities. The Klamath-Siskiyou Coniferous Forests in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is an example of an ecoregion.
An area with similar soils, land surface, natural vegetation, and current land use.
A part of an ecozone characterized by distinctive regional ecological factors, including climate, physical geography, vegetation, soil, water, fauna and land use. Écorégion
an area of land characterized by a unique climate that is created by elevation and distance from oceans, which would have a cooling, higher moisture effect. These areas usually support distinctive plant communities and can be mapped.
An area of similar climate, rainfall, plants, and wildlife
An area over which the climate is sufficiently uniform to permit development of similar ecosystems on sites that have similar properties. Ecoregions contain many landscapes with different spatial patterns of ecosystems. ( FS People's Glossary of Eco Mgmt Terms)
A sub-category of ecozone.
Large landscape areas defined by climate, physical characteristics of the landscape, and the plants and animals that are able to live there. Ecoregions contain many different physical settings and biological communities, which occur in predictable patterns.
Ecoregions are subdivisions of the ecozone characterized by distinctive large order landforms or assemblages of regional landforms, small order macro_ or mesoclimates, vegetation, soils, water, and regional human activity patterns_uses. There are 217 terrestrial and 18 marine ecoregions in Canada.
An ecoregion, sometimes called a bioregion, is "a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities."