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bioregion

[′bī·ō‚rē·jən]
(ecology)
A region with borders that are naturally defined by topographic systems (such as mountains, rivers, and oceans) and ecological systems (such as deserts, rainforests, and tundras).
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The Mediterranean Sustainable Communities project has the objective to install a participatory process that promotes sustainable land use and ecosystem services by the communities in the Mediterranean ecoregion.
Medicinal uses of palms were reported for 55 indigenous groups: 48 in the Amazon, five in the Andes, and five in the Choco (Table 1), some of them in more than one country and in more than one ecoregion.
Environmental Protection Agency level III ecoregion (Wilken et al.
The anthropogenic impact at both ecoregion and stream segment spatial scales was estimated using the Human Threat Index (HTI).
The Rocky Mountain Red Fox is native to the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeastern Oregon and southwestern Washington (Bailey 1936).
Likewise, collections made by staff at [MEM] and in conjunction with Cooperative Agricultural Pest Surveys and Invasive Species collections, with wood-associated beetles curated by staff at [PERC], yielded numerous specimens in middle and western Tennessee, along Tennessee portions of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and among cedar glades habitats within the Interior Plateau ecoregion of middle Tennessee.
While the former lives in elevations between 1,467 and 1,480 meters in the Andes Mountains, the latter can be found below 1,100 meters in what is called the ChocAaAa ecoregion.
The private sector-led BIMP-Eaga was launched in 1994 as a cooperation initiative to accelerate economic development in areas that are geographically distant from their national capitals, yet in strategic proximity to each other, in one of the world's most resource-rich regions that includes the heart of Borneo and Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion.
To determine species occurrence per ecoregion we used a shape file approximation of the ecoregions classification of Brack-Egg (1986) and considered known elevational ranges when coordinates placed records on the border of two ecoregions.
Misiones rainforest (Northeastern Argentina) is bio-geographically linked with the Atlantic Forest of Brazil (Brown, Placci, & Grau, 1993); represents the least fragmented remnant of the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest ecoregion (UPAF), including the Araucaria Moist Forest (AMF) (Olson et al.
We compiled ethnobotanical information on medicinal uses of palms from the bibliography (see below) and later carried out complementary fieldwork in 24 localities and 59 communities inhabited by indigenous, Afro-American, and mestizo groups throughout the Amazon and Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, and the Choco ecoregion of Colombia and Ecuador (Fig.