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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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Distribution and remarks.--Gaius villosus (formerly known, in part, by WAM identification codes 'MYG077' and 'MYG166') is a very large species with an extremely widespread distribution in arid Western Australia, extending from the central Wheatbelt, north through the southern Carnarvon, Murchison and southern Gascoyne bioregions, east to near Kalgoorlie (Fig.
Benson JS, Richards PG, Waller S and Allen CB (2010) New South Wales vegetation classification and assessment: Part 3 plant communities of the NSW Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and west New England bioregions and update of NSW Western Plains and South-western Slopes plant communities, version 3 of the NSWVCA project.
We categorized each site record as belonging to 1 of 7 terrestrial bioregions (following Olson et al.
Coal markets have slid from all time highs, making many of the projects originally proposed for the Desert uploads and Brigalow belt bioregion unviable.
If approved, the 1,179-mile Keystone XL pipeline would carry about 1 million barrels of crude oil a day from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas, crossing sensitive bioregions such as Nebraska's Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer.
A Natural History of Australian Bats covers significant events in bat research history and bat bioregions. It takes the reader on the rounds of Australia, including major cities, the islands, describes food, flight and foraging using their stereo noses, and habitats, and discusses megabats and microbats.
If we only consider total richness of EPT genera found in the two bioregions (65; with 33 Trichoptera, 25 Ephemeroptera and 7 Plecoptera), SB had 64 genera occurring in this region, while only 42 genera were found in SO sampling sites.
Today, when measuring tools like the human ecological footprint are available both in bioregions and globally, there is an urgent need for the next pope to have the courage to revisit the population issue.
Those waters contain some of the most pristine marine ecosystems remaining on the planet, unique bioregions that support significant populations of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and krill.
These records indicate that approximately half of all the hard coral species currently known to occur in the offshore and inshore Kimberley bioregions are present at Adele Island 16].